The SpaRetailer Podcast

The SpaRetailer Podcast

Latest Episodes

Episode #87, Building an Award-Winning Showroom with Jeff Bassemier
February 08, 2023

Bassemiers recently won the 2022 Showroom Design award from Jacuzzi Hot Tubs in this episode of the podcast, Jeff Bassemier talks us through the sometimes grueling process of getting this showpiece

Episode #86, Meet the New Head of Marquis, Artesian and Nordic: Rick Gallagher
January 26, 2023

In May 2022 Rick Gallagher was chosen to lead the platform that at the time included Marquis Hot Tubs and Artesian Spas. Since then, the company has added Nordic Hot Tubs to its lineup. Gallagher give

Episode #85, Succession Planning and Leadership from a Second Generation Owner, with Jeff Bassemier
December 14, 2022

When John and Diane Bassemier were ready to hand their business, Bassemiers, over to their sons, Jeff and James, it was not done a whim. The multi-year process concluded with a 21-page actual successi

Episode #84, 2022 Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Recap with the Spafessor, Mike Coleman
November 30, 2022

Mike Coleman, owner of Bass Clef Marketing, hops on the podcast today to share his insights about what he say, heard and inferred from the 2022 Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in Las Vegas.

Episode #79, Outdoor Retailer Adds Hot Tubs…in 2021
September 21, 2022

Randy Antrikin is not one to sit still and as he continues to expand his backyard retail and construction business, hot tubs started to look like an attractive product to sell. Of course, there was

Episode #78, John Napodano from Pettis Pool & Patio
September 07, 2022

As Pettis Pools & Patio celebrates its 60th year in business, owner John Napodano reflects on its founders and the companys success. As a veteran of the hot tub industry, Napodano talks about the imp

Episode #77, Take Your Body Back in Time with Chris Ogden
June 08, 2022

Recently featured in the Stores section of SpaRetailer, Chris Ogden, general manager of Time Machine Hot Tubs, is our podcast guest. Ogden began selling spas in 1999 and now heads one of the most uniq

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

Episode #75, The Next Generation of Water Care with Sutro
May 11, 2022

Ravi Kurani grew up in the pool and spa industry his parents owned a supply store in southern California. Kurani went on to get a mechanical engineering degree and then an MBA. It was actually a pro

Episode #74, Ohio Pools & Spas with Amanda Annis
April 27, 2022

Amanda Annis, president of Ohio Pools & Spas, didnt want anything to do with the family business. But now shes all in and shares her thoughts on everything from employee reviews, selling used hot tu