The SpaRetailer Podcast

The SpaRetailer Podcast

Episode #76, A Pandemic Survival Story with Cole Taylor of Southern Leisure

May 25, 2022

Southern Leisure Spas & Patio was supposed to be a pool supply store that grew into a pool remodeling and construction company. However, owner Cole Taylor pivoted once he saw that it was the hot tubs they were selling that were keeping the rent paid. Taylor talks about the store’s growth and how they managed the pandemic influx. Additionally, we talk about the harrowing early days of COVID when Taylor and his family were also dealing with the medical challenges of their newborn daughter.

This episode is sponsored by Marquis.


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