2010 Vermont Retailer of the Year
Allen Pools & Spas receives 2010 Vermont Retailer of the Year! This award honors a Vermont retailer for overall excellence. Recipients are judged using the following criteria: Growth and stability, innovation, best management practices, community involvement,and other appropriate factors.
Excellence and growth go hand in hand, and no better proof exists than
this year’s ROY winner. Allen Pools and Spas have grown steadily for more
than a half-century, even posting a 20% growth in 2009, one of the
toughest economic years in memory. What’s more, in 2010 they added 20%
growth onto that!
Dan Allen, Sr. started the company in his Rutland home in 1957. Today, it has 33
employees in three thriving stores. Allen Pools and Spas is not only growing and
prosperous–it is truly a “corporation with a conscience.” Its primary products–HotSpring
Portable Spas–are silent, use little documented electricity, and are virtually chemical
free. The company also launched its “A.T.P.” program in 2010, providing free removal
and environmentally friendly disposal of old spas, along with charitable donations with
proceeds from salvaged spas.
In 2010, Allen Pools and Spas received the highest honor from the world’s leading
manufacturer of spas, HotSpring Spas. The award citation read, in part, “Their
determination, dedication, loyalty, and passion for customer satisfaction
never falters. They excel in every way.”
That says it all about Allen Pools and Spas. Tom Colman, sales manager, summarizes
Mr. Allen’s 53 year success story like this: “Ed Allen has never thrown any idea under
the bus. He is the Ben Franklin of the modern business world!”