The Virginia Beach, VA based franchisor, well-known for its wildly successful mosquito abatement service Mosquito Joe, introduced its latest franchising concept earlier this year: Pool Scouts, a franchise focused on cleaning, maintenance and minor repair services of pools at commercial and residential properties.
To set the new brand up for quick success, Buzz Chief Operating Officer Brian Garrison is turning to a group he knows well: veterans. A 22-year U.S. Navy veteran himself, Garrison immediately recognized the passion, discipline and work ethic that veterans bring with them into civilian life. One of his top priorities as the brand took shape was to partner with VetFran and offer a $2,500 discount on franchise fees to all veterans. Pool Scouts’ business model is also an ideal fit for transitioning military members, who work in an innovative, outdoor industry and use a proven systematic approach to streamlined operational excellence to excel quickly. The concept also allows a wide range of flexibility, from scheduling to location, allowing for more time with family, who can also be closely involved in the business.
The Pools Scouts executive leadership team also works to feed the success of its franchisees by offering support, structure and access to resources designed to leverage each owner’s unique skill set. The brand seeks driven, trainable and collaborative individuals; similar characteristics to those gained from military service.
It’s a lucrative time to join the growing brand, as the already lucrative $3 billion U.S. market for swimming pool equipment and maintenance is projected to grow by an additional 4 percent by 2018 due to strong economic recovery, according to a recent IbisWorld study.
“We want to incentivize the right people to join our growing brand,” said Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner. “So, we’re eliminating as many obstacles as possible and setting our franchisees up for success. Veterans are an ideal fit in that formula and we look forward to joining forces with even more successful veteran partners this year.”
Pool Scouts plans to open four new locations by the end of 2016 and is currently looking for business-minded entrepreneurs to help expand the business nationwide. Pool Scouts offers the lowest franchise fee in the industry with a total initial investment between $54,500 and $98,000. With no need for a physical retail location, a recurring revenue model, and a leadership team capable of running a 500-unit company, Pool Scouts will be a competitive force for years to come in the most active pool markets in America.
Virginia Beach, VA-based Pool Scouts is a premier pool service franchise focused on delivering a quality, consistent brand experience while providing pool cleaning, maintenance and minor repair services at residential and commercial properties. Technicians are trained in testing, monitoring, treating and servicing pools and can provide ongoing service as well as help at the beginning and end of the summer season. Growing from its first location in Virginia Beach, Pool Scouts offers a great opportunity as a low cost franchise in the pool services industry with available territories across the United States.