Troy Hazard, one of the world’s most in demand franchise and business speakers, has become one of the founding shareholders of the American arm of the world’s largest pool and spa maintenance network, Poolwerx.
Chandler, AZ, August 20, 2015 –(PR.com)– As a continuation of its expansion plans, Poolwerx recently acquired the retail and residential servicing and maintenance divisions of Vivo Pools, with operations trading as SC Pool & Spa Works in California, Crystal Tech Pools in Arizona and Citrus Pool Services in Florida. The acquisition adds 2 retail stores, a warehouse operation, and 40 more mobile service and maintenance units to the Poolwerx USA business.
“As part of my role on the USA board of directors, Founder and CEO John O’Brien and I have been continually scouting for new and interesting deals and this was the ideal next step for the business in its USA aggregation strategy,” said Troy.
Poolwerx first launched in Australia 22 years ago and now boasts 85 retail and 300 mobile units across Australia and New Zealand. The Poolwerx USA business now has 17 retail and 49 mobile units across America.
Troy went on to add, “We have only been trading in the USA for 6 months and we are on plan, on target, and aligned with our 5 year development vision to 2020. The short-term target is 50 retail stores and 90 mobile units by end of 2016. That’ll give us a great springboard to move to 300 stores and 900 mobile units over a relatively short period of time, it’s very exciting and certainly makes for a great business story.”
Troy is no stranger to the franchise industry, having been a franchisee twice, and a leading franchise consultant since the late 80’s working in 16 different countries with over 300 brands. He’s also been the host of two national network television shows on franchising.
In addition to his USA board duties with Poolwerx, last week CEO John O’Brien announced Troy’s appointment to the Poolwerx Australia Board of Directors. “His experience in strategic development, marketing, and his long history with the Poolwerx brand made him an obvious addition to our Australian Board,” said Mr. O’Brien.
For more on Poolwerx USA contact:
2885 N. Nevada St., Suite 160
Chandler, AZ 85225
T 480 854 2782 (office telephone number)
Troy Hazard is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker and author of the best-selling business book Future-Proofing Your Business. A frequent media expert in areas of business and franchising, Troy was also the host in his native country of Australia of the hugely successful national network business television shows “Inside Franchising” and “Don’t Come Monday” and hosted the US cable TV talk show “Gettin’ Down to Business.”