|In 1991 Kevin DeBrosse decided it was time for a change. At that time he was working a job unrelated to the spa and pool industry and was approached about purchasing a local pool building and supply company. DeBrosse, Dan Mullin, and another friend formed a corporation, purchased Mid-Town Pool Builders and changed the name to Advanced Spas & Pools. The original location is still at 4393 South Dixie Highway in Middletown, Ohio.
In 1995 they expanded into Cincinnati with their location at 11359 Mostellar Road. Between the 2 locations they currently have 6 year-round/full-time staff but, that number grows to around 16 employees in the peak pool season.
Advanced Spas & Pools sells, installs and services in-ground and above-ground pools, hot tubs and grills. They also carry all the chemicals and ‘toys’ to make owning a pool or hot tub fun and carefree.
DeBrosse feels that experience sets Advanced Spas & Pools apart from the rest. The average number of years his staff have been working in the industry is approximately 9 years but one team member has been with them since the very beginning. “Our staff not only has experience, they have integrity, training and knowledge” says DeBrosse. “We attend national and manufacturers’ seminars. Plus, our service techs are all accredited!”
Over the course of 25 years, DeBrosse and Mullin have seen ups and downs in the industry. One of the hardest bumps was the economic crash of 2009. Advanced Spas & Pools weathered the storm by going into an austerity program. “We cut expenses as much as we could” states DeBrosse. “But, we are building it back!” he quickly adds.
2016 has already promised good gains for Advanced Spas & Pools. DeBrosse has seen growth in all areas of his business and is very optimistic about the economic recovery.
Joining the Nordic Family when Nordic came on the industry scene was a decision DeBrosse has never second guessed. “We don’t have trouble with Nordics” he states. “They [Nordic Hot Tubs] are lightweight and reliable. They are a straight-forward design. Customers love ‘em – we love ‘em and they fit in the smaller size offering that sells well.”
Advice DeBrosse would like to give other dealers is “Don’t get into this business unless you LOVE it!” he says with a laugh. “It’s either in your blood, or it’s not!”
This coming weekend, from Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26, join DeBrosse and the Advanced Spas & Pools Sales Team at the Middletown, Ohio location for a Nordic Truckload Sale Event! The Nordic Big Rig is rolling in with some sweet hot tub deals. Regional Sales Rep, Rusty Hendges, will be on site to answer any questions you may have! Let this super sales team combination get you into some hot water! You’ll be glad you did!
Kevin DeBrosse, Dan Mullin and the Advanced Spa & Pool team can be reached through the website or find them on Facebook!
|| Kevin DeBrosse (far right), Dan Mullin (inside tub) and the Advanced Spas & Pools Team.
An overhead shot of the Advanced Spas & Pools showroom in Middletown, Ohio.
Advanced Spas & Pools is hosting the Nordic Truckload Sale Event this weekend at the Middletown, Ohio location.