Shane Lawson, Owner/Operator of America’s Swimming Pool Company in Pensacola, Florida, was recognized with an award for Best New Start at ASP’s annual event. The Pensacola franchise location is one of 15 new ASP locations across the Nation that opened their businesses in 2016.
“I am honored to receive this award and look forward to many years of growth,” said Lawson. “I attribute this first-year success to my grandfather, who was also a small business owner. I often think about the strong work ethic he instilled in me, and that’s what drives me to work harder and go the extra mile for my customers and my business.”
Lawson started as an ASP franchise owner exactly one year ago, but he never expected to stumble upon an opportunity to become an owner in the pool industry. After many years of working in plumbing and engineering, Lawson knew ASP was the logical next step in his career. It didn’t take long to discover this was a perfect fit for him and his family.
“Shane received recognition because of his commitment to go beyond expectations during his first year in business,” said Stewart C. Vernon, Founder and CEO of America’s Swimming Pool Company. “We are looking forward to watching his continued success.”
Ryan Eiland, Owner/Operator of the ASP franchise location in Destin, FL, has also been a tremendous support to Lawson as a business partner and a friend. Eiland’s expertise as a veteran in the ASP business has helped Lawson accomplish his first-year goals.
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