Nearing the coveted 100th territory mark, Pool Scouts is now up to 98 territories awarded across 14 states. We are rapidly adding additional states and territories as we expand out west and continue to see interest from all over the country. Pool Scouts had a strong third quarter with the launch of 3 new locations and awarded 5 new franchises. To assist with the rapidly growing system, Pool Scouts added 2 additional coaches to the corporate team.
Meet the Newest Franchisees
Matt Hollis – Pool Scouts of Boise: Matt was born and raised in California, surrounded by pools his entire life, and moved to Idaho 17 years ago. “I am really excited to join the Pool Scouts team because of the family-like culture that has been brought up numerous times and apparent throughout the validation process. The support offered to franchisees from the home office is very encouraging and supplements my experience in the corporate restaurant world very well.”
Heather and Preston Gilbert – Pool Scouts of Chandler: Preston and Heather are married with 2 kids. Preston comes from a background in the automotive industry and Heather works in human resources for an aerospace machinist shop. “We love the integrity Pool Scouts portrays both to its customers, as well as its own people. We love the idea of working with a team of supportive, like-minded people and be a part of a great team culture, as well as cultivating that within our own team.”
Heather Mazzucco and David McDonnell – Pool Scouts of Newnan: Heather graduated from the University of West Georgia with a degree in Psychology and began teaching kindergarten after graduation. Shortly after getting married, Heather and her husband Ben started a family and Heather left teaching to raise her family. “I really like the family-like relationships that have been created among the Pool Scouts team and appreciate the connections that I have made it through this journey with Pool Scouts. It seems to be a very positive and empowering environment.” David is an executive management professional working in the solid waste business for over 30 years and currently leads the commercial development of innovative solid waste technology in North America for Georgia Pacific. Fun fact about David, he grew up in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa where French is the predominant language.
Recently Awarded Franchise Locations
Marla Purvis and Cobia Gould – Pensacola, FL: Marla comes from a background in health plan management for over 25 years, and is currently works for Evolent Health as Market President. While Cobia currently works with an Amazon delivery service partner in Pensacola, his most exciting and influential professional experience was his career with Southwest Airlines. Cobia loves the branding and professional focus on customers, both internal and external, and how that focus makes a great and successful business.
Ron and Sheena Hicks – Huntsville, AL: Ron and Sheena were attracted to Pool Scouts for the recurring revenue model, the aggressive marketing model, as well as the need for Pool Scouts services in his territory. In their free time, Sheena and Ron enjoy going on vacation, working on computers, and helping their community. They also run a non-profit for their church. Another factor that attracted Ron and Sheena to Pool Scouts was the partnership with nonprofit organizations.
Ezequiel Palma – Delray FL: Ezequiel and his wife come from Argentina. Ezequiel has a background in marketing with more than 10 years spent in the pharmaceutical industry. His wife, Florencia who has been a kindergarten teacher and recently became a principal. Ezequiel and Florencia were attracted to Pool Scouts for the family environment.
Matthew Tiefenbrunn – Rockwall, TX : Matthew currently owns an insurance agency that partners with Farmers Insurance. Matthew and his wife, Kaylen, have 4 kids and are expecting their 5th in December 2021. Matthew was attracted to Pool Scouts for the recurring revenue model, lack of competition in his area, as well as the scalability. Fun fact about Matthew, he began racing BMX when he was 3 years old and was a national champion by 6 years old.
The Corporate Team Gains Two New Employees
Erik Klumpe has joined Pool Scouts as a Franchise Business Coach. Erik has more than 22 years of experience in the franchise industry. As Pool Scouts continues their path of launching and coaching our franchisees at the highest level, we are excited to add Erik’s experience to the team.
Trent Rountree has joined the Pool Scouts team as a Field Operations and Technical Coach. Trent has been working in the pool and spa industry since 1996 and most recently was a service manager for a pool and spa dealer in Virginia Beach. His experience includes building, repairing, and maintaining swimming pools and spas and he is an expert on pool systems. He is excited to bring his work experience and know-how to help support our franchisees and local business.
We are thrilled for the growth of our team – both at the corporate level and the franchisee level, and we can’t wait to round out the year with a solid Q4!