CRESTVIEW — A pool services company will expand its holdings with a Crestview area franchise before the end of 2018.
With headquarters in Virginia Beach, Pool Scouts currently has five locations in New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.
The company provides pool services and maintenance and typically employs an office manager and one or two technicians to start.
"Pool Scouts' ultimate plan has been to create businesses where they can provide a first-class experience for their customers, aligning with the goal of providing a better quality of service in a fragmented sector. They accomplish this by providing the best-in-class marketing, systems, training and purchasing power for their franchisees," Pool Scouts President Michael Wagner stated.
"We're currently looking for a qualified franchisee (that) embodies Pool Scouts' core values on delivering a quality, consistent brand experience while providing pool cleaning, maintenance and minor repair services at residential properties," Wagner said.
Buzz Franchise Brands founded Pool Scouts in 2016. BFB also owns Mosquito Joe, which provides mosquito control. Wagner said Buzz Franchise already owns 13 Mosquito Joe locations in Northwest Florida, and is looking to open two Pool Scouts locations in the Florida panhandle on the heels of their two signings this year in the state.
Pool Scouts starts franchising at $7,500, with a total initial all-in cost between $54,500 and $98,000, according to Wagner.
"With no need for a physical retail location, a recurring revenue model, and a leadership team capable of running a 500-unit company, Pool Scouts will be a competitive force in the most active pool markets in America like Crestview," Wagner stated.