As many of you may know, we held our big annual Dealer Conference earlier this month. This year's conference was held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. While Latham does host some educational content in our Breakout Sessions to prepare for the new year, the conference is designed to award our dealers for outstanding work and brand loyalty.
Dealers get to the conference by accumulating their purchases of Latham product and by participating in our Latham EZ Rewards Program. During the conference we hold a photo contest for the best images of our products. It really is a joy for us to see our products displayed in these amazing photographs.
We also give awards for categories such as New Dealer of the Year, Builder Growth, and the President's Club. Below are all the award winners for 2018. We've also include the 1st place winning pictures from each category of the photo contest.
Builder of Excellence Photo Contest
1st Place - Westmoreland Pool, North Huntingdon, PA
2nd Place - Victorian Gardens Landscaping, Cape May Court House, NJ
3rd Place - Pete Alewine Pool Co., Evans, GA
1st Place - Pleasure Pools Inc., South Chesterfield, VA
2nd Place - Classic Pool & Spa, Omaha, NE
3rd Place - Bi‐State Pools, O’Fallon, MO
Automatic Safety Cover
1st Place - Pools by Design, Las Cruces, NM
2nd Place - Affordable Pools, Rayne, LA
3rd Place - Wonder Pool Company, Paragould, AR
1st Place -Westmoreland Pool, North Huntingdon, PA
2nd Place -Classic Pool & Spa, Omaha, NE
3rd Place -Pleasure Pools Inc., South Chesterfield, VA
New Dealer of the Year Award
Fiberglass - Magic Pools, Inc., Lexington, NC
Auto Safety Covers - Infinity Pool Covers, St. George, UT
Builder Growth Award
Fiberglass - Gary’s Pools San Antonio, TX
Auto Safety Covers - Burton Pools & Spas Fort Smith, AR
Package Pool - Hot Springs Pools & Spas, Greenville, SC
New Product Category Growth
Fiberglass - Mr. Pools, Inc. Valley City, OH
Concord Pool & Spa Mike and Debbie Giovanone, Concord Pool & Spa
Brett & Kelley MacNally, Performance Pool and Spa
Mark and Donna Naras, Aquamarine Pools
Trade Show Attendee Drawing
All American Pool, Parkersburg, WV
Ridgewater Pools, Gillsville, GA
SoundSide Pools, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Congratulations to all our award winners, and thank you for your support of Latham Pool Products. And thanks to all the great partners who worked hard to get to the conference this year. Our theme for the 2019 conference was "Climb to Success", and these award winners and pool industry professionals are certainly a great example of climbing to success.
We are hoping 2019 will be another great year for Latham Pool Products, and with great partners like these we are sure to achieve that.