Leslie's Poolmart acquires South Texas chain
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, January 30, 2013
PHOENIX - Leslie's Poolmart, Inc., a leading retailer of swimming pool and spa supplies, announced its acquisition of Warehouse Pools, Inc. The acquisition includes the operation of 24 Warehouse Pool Supply retail stores and the warehouse and corporate offices of Ram Chemical and Supply.
Warehouse Pools, Inc., under the ownership of the Gus Andrews family, has been serving customers since 1982. During those 30 years, the ownership and employees have consistently provided great value and excellent service for swimming pool and spa customers in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Beaumont and McAllen, Texas.
"We are very excited to reach an agreement with Leslie's Poolmart, Inc., to acquire our company," said John Andrews, president of Warehouse Pools, Inc. "We've known Leslie's for many years and respect that they, too, are committed to quality, value and outstanding customer service. I believe that our team's strengths will be complementary to the combined businesses."
Debbie Harper-Andrews, executive VP of Warehouse Pools, Inc., expressed pride for what its team helped build over the past 30y years. "Leslie's is an organization with a terrific record of growth because they do things right," she said. "As we transition our father's legacy, we do so knowing that Leslie's is going to take care of our customers and employees."
Customers who have previously shopped at Warehouse Pool Supply stores can count on the same great people, value and superior customer service that they have come to expect. Warehouse Pools, Inc., as a subsidiary of Leslie's nationwide chain, will now be able to offer even more services and products to better meet the needs of pool and spa owners in south Texas.
"We are thrilled to add the outstanding associates from Warehouse Pools, Inc. to the Leslie's team," Leslie's Chairman and CEO Larry Hayward said. "They are among the most skilled and knowledgeable in the business. Through new store openings and acquisitions, Leslie's is continuing to expand its mission of providing the best value and customer service in the swimming pool industry. We look forward to the combined teams delivering the utmost expertise and effective solutions for our customers in Houston and South Texas."
Leslie's Poolmart, Inc. has operated for more than 50 years to provide pool owners with solutions for keeping pools and spas clean, safe and ready to enjoy. Leslie's is one of the the world's largest retailers of pool and spa supplies. The company markets its products through 770 retail and commercial service stores nationwide, as well as through catalog (800-LESLIES) and Internet sales at lesliespool.com.
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