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By FSPA President Jim Bingold We get so busy working in our daily work that sometimes we forget to work on our company and build future value. Many of us are so busy we have not thought about the next five, ten or twenty years much less who is the potential buyer when we are ready […]

By David Griffiths, Insurance By Ken Brown / dgriffiths@insbykenbrown.com It’s that time of year.  Many young people are out looking for full and part-time summer jobs.  So, what considerations do you have as a business owner? Young workers can be an asset to your workforce; however, young workers have unique and substantial risks for work-related […]

FSPA was even more involved in the Future Builders of America Leadership Summit than last year.  More involvement in the actual event and more donations!  Local Chapters got involved and donated money for scholarships for kids to attend the event.  FSPA participated in a big way facilitating the donation and replacement of the camp’s old […]

By Maurice Bushroe, Blue Ribbon Pools / maurice@blueribbonpools.com Almost three years ago I wrote about “The New Normal” for commercial pool professionals – the pressure of too much business, too few employees, and customers who expect too much, too quickly and for too little compensation. What’s happened since then? Certainly all three of these conditions […]

By Greg Bowers, Pinch-A-Penny / cane2000@bellsouth.net As we continue to see growth in the number of people moving to Florida and the number of new pools being built each year, plus an already large number of existing pools, the need for pool service is in demand even more each year. We have several other factors […]

Events and Meetings: 2019 Legislative Days FSPA’s 2019 Legislative Days will be taking place at the State Capitol this week from March 20 to March 21.  FSPA members from around the state will be engaging with legislators and state agency officials about our legislative and regulatory priorities this year. We are looking forward to a […]

Executive Shuffle Allison Sitte was named director of legislative and cabinet affairs for the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Erin Moffet will be Federal Affairs Director for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under Democratic Commissioner Nikki Fried. Campaign Shuffle Dan Daley was the only candidate who qualified in the special election for House […]

By Will Monroe, Howard’s Pool World / willhpw@embarqmail.com The service side of our industry is all about repeat, ongoing business. Once a pool gets dialed in, repeat service is less about the actual pool and more about the relationship with the pool owner. In Florida, we only have a few months of face time to […]

2019 Session Update Week of February 11 – 15 Executive Shuffle Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Jonathan Satter as Secretary of the Department of Management Services. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried named Holly Bell as director of cannabis. Stats So far, there have been 1,832 bills filed for the 2019 Session. There are 17 days left until […]

Your State, Your Voice   Job Shuffle Summary of action from Governor Ron DeSantis this week: announced the appointment of Judge Laurel M. Lee as Florida Secretary of State appointed Jim Zingale as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue announced his intent to name Ron Bergeron to the South Florida Water Management District […]

Below The Surface the Industry blog

By FSPA President Jim Bingold We get so busy working in our daily work that sometimes we forget to work on our company and build future value. Many of us are so busy we have not thought about the next five, ten or twenty years much less who is the potential buyer when we are ready […]

By David Griffiths, Insurance By Ken Brown / dgriffiths@insbykenbrown.com It’s that time of year.  Many young people are out looking for full and part-time summer jobs.  So, what considerations do you have as a business owner? Young workers can be an asset to your workforce; however, young workers have unique and substantial risks for work-related […]

FSPA was even more involved in the Future Builders of America Leadership Summit than last year.  More involvement in the actual event and more donations!  Local Chapters got involved and donated money for scholarships for kids to attend the event.  FSPA participated in a big way facilitating the donation and replacement of the camp’s old […]