February 2022

February 2022 • Florida Pool Prosm 39 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS HornerXpress; Chris Doyle, Speck Pumps; Ryan Luken, Tier One Pools; Brad Correria, Crown Pools; Greg Bowers, Pinch-A-Penny; Brian Curts, Eagle Pools; Paul Malone, Oak Wells Aquatics; Jake Kascht, Gorman Co.; Scott Shewey, Surfside Pools; Jamie Ressler, Wayne’s Solar; and Immediate Past President John Garner, Pools by John Garner. We will be highlighting one of our new Board members each month. First up is Jake Kascht, Gorman Company. Here’s Jake’s quick story about getting into the pool business: My name is Jake Kascht and I got into the wholesale side of pools straight out of college. Gorman Company offeredme amanagement trainee opportunity that moved me from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Ocala, Florida. After two years in Ocala, I was transferred to Palm Beach, and that’s where my pool knowledge really took off. Our business there was 90% pool construction/pool service sales. I graduated the management trainee program after two years in Palm Beach and accepted the position of managing Gorman Company in Jacksonville. I’ve been the manager at Gorman for almost four years. I’m excited to be on the Board, network and meet new people, and hopefully expand our business in the Jacksonville swimming pool community. I look forward to meeting everyone and being an asset to the FSPA Northeast Florida Chapter. Please submit any and all suggestions to the Board for events and classes you would like to see us offer for the year. Remember this is your Chapter and your voice counts. Palm Beach Chapter Coordinator: Julie Singer (954) 723-0937 FSPAPalmBeach@FloridaPoolPro.com www.FSPAPalmBeach.com Exhibitors, and all pool industry members please mark your calendar for the Palm Beach Pool & Spa Show. This year’s event will be held on August 17, 2022, at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport. We will be offering highly discounted vacation packages and themed baskets containing an array of items. The