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Heritage Pool Supply Group Launches New Brand and Growth Platform Across Texas


McKinney, TX – June 1, 2022:   

Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today the debut of a new brand, Texas Pool Supply. Texas Pool Supply has opened its first new branch location located at 10550 John W. Elliott Drive, Suite 100, Frisco, TX 75033. This new location will carry a full line of pool construction & maintenance supplies, materials, tools & accessories, and other complementary products. Texas Pool Supply’s new flagship Frisco location is equipped with over 50,000 sq. ft. of warehouse, showroom, and training space.

In addition, Heritage has rebranded its existing 14 locations, that were flying the brand banners of FWP, PEP, and Mayfield across Texas, to Texas Pool Supply. This change allows us to join forces and align our combined resources under a strong, unified brand. Following its latest expansion, Texas Pool Supply is 15 locations strong across the great state of Texas with many more to come.

Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “We are thrilled to officially announce the opening of this prime new location and celebrate the launch of our Texas Pool Supply platform. Texas is our home and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to build lasting partnerships with the area’s best professionals. Our greenfield expansion pipeline remains full and we look forward to exceeding our customers’ expectations and serving our great industry for decades to come.”

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. We currently operate a family of 16 distinct local brands encompassing 93 locations across 23 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing privately held wholesale distributors in the United States.

 

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SRS Distribution and Heritage Family of Companies announced as the presenting sponsor for the First-Ever Concert at the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch


McKinney, TX – April 19, 2022:   

SRS Distribution Inc. (“SRS”) and Heritage Family of Companies (“Heritage”) announced today that they are the presenting sponsors for the first ever AT&T Byron Nelson Concert, as well as a hospitality sponsor of the Nelson Suites.

AT&T Byron Nelson will be held from May 9th through May 15th at TPC Craig Ranch, just .8 miles away from the SRS Distribution corporate office. The AT&T Byron Nelson, a long-time sporting staple in the Dallas Fort Worth area, came to Mckinney after 35 years at TPC Four Seasons in Irving and 2 years at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. It was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic and had heavily restricted attendance in 2021. Event Organizers are looking forward to being back at full capacity in 2022.

The tournament will culminate in a Saturday night concert on May 14th before the final day of tournament play on Sunday. Performing will be Grammy Nominated artist, Lee Brice, and American rock and roll band, The Band of Heathens. The concert will be held across the street from the main tournament entrance and will begin at 6 PM.

“This concert is a great way for us to enhance the Byron Nelson while allowing us to connect with our customers and our community here in McKinney, while also living out our company motto to ‘Make Money, Have Fun, and Give Back!’” said Dan Tinker, President and CEO, SRS Distribution. Funds raised at the Byron Nelson go to support the Momentous Institute, a nonprofit that works to support the social and emotional health of children.

Tickets for Byron Nelson and the concert must be purchased separately. For more information or to purchase tickets visit https://www.attbyronnelson.org/spectators/tickets/

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Founded in 2021 and headquartered in McKinney, TX, Heritage Pool Supply Group has grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing pool supply distributors in the United States. Since our inception, we have established a differentiated growth strategy and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on serving our customers, partnering with our suppliers, and attracting the industry’s best talent. We currently operate under a family of 17 distinct local brands encompassing more than 91 locations across 23 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc., a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Berkshire Partners LLC., and one of the largest and fastest-growing privately held wholesale distributors in the United States. For more information, visit www.heritagepoolsupplygroup.com.

About SRS Distribution

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in McKinney, TX, SRS has grown to become one of the largest and fastest-growing building products distributors in the United States. Since our inception, we have established a differentiated growth strategy and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on serving our customers, partnering with our suppliers, and attracting the industry’s best talent. We currently operate under a family of distinct local brands encompassing more than 600 locations across 44 states. SRS Distribution is a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Berkshire Partners LLC. For more information, visit www.srsdistribution.com.

About AT&T Byron Nelson

The AT&T Byron Nelson celebrates the life and legacy of Mr. Nelson, the tournament namesake and friend, who passed away in 2006, but who’s legacy continues to impact the lives of many since the beginning of the tournament in 1968. It is one of the two PGA stops in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The tournament is hosted by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, and benefits the Momentous Institute.

 

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Kaulig Racing Welcomes New Partner for 64th-Annual Daytona 500

Daniel Hemric to Drive the No. 16 Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. Camaro ZL1 in NASCAR Cup Series Season Opener


Lexington, NC – February 14th, 2022:   

Kaulig Racing will make a splash with new partner, Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (Heritage) on board the No. 16 Camaro ZL1, driven by Daniel Hemric for the 64th-annual Daytona 500.

Heritage, a division of SRS Distribution (SRS), is one of the nation’s leading family of independent pool and supply distributors. Brand new to the pool and spa industry, Heritage has quickly become the nation’s 2nd largest and fastest growing distributors of pool products.

“We are thrilled to partner with Kaulig Racing and Daniel Hemric for our inaugural foray into the NASCAR experience at the Daytona 500, said Dan Tinker, SRS president and CEO. “Heritage Pool Supply Group is a young, hard charging, and fast-paced company which represents the very best family of independent companies in the Pool and Spa Supply Industry. Our teammates and customers are all proud to be rooting on the No. 16 car this week!”

Diving right into the world of NASCAR, Heritage will act as the primary partner on the No. 16 Camaro ZL1 for NASCAR’s pinnacle event, the Daytona 500, as well as an associate partner on Hemric’s No. 11 Chevrolet for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Heritage Pool Supply Group to our Kaulig Racing Family for the biggest race in NASCAR!” said Chris Rice, president of Kaulig Racing. “Kaulig Racing is continuing to grow, and with that, comes new and exciting partnerships with amazing organizations that have only attributed to our success.”

Kaulig Racing announced earlier this year that Hemric, along with a full season in the NXS, will make eight starts in the team’s second NCS car. The 2022 Daytona 500 will mark the reigning NXS champion’s first NCS start since the 2019 season.

“This is an exciting week for me to be making my return to the NASCAR Cup Series and to be welcoming a new partner into the series,” said Hemric. “It shows the excitement and growth of our sport, as well as the positive direction it’s heading in. I’m looking forward to starting this new chapter in the NextGen car with Heritage and Kaulig Racing.”

The 64th-annual Daytona 500 will take place on Sunday, February 20 at 2:30 p.m. ET with coverage on FOX.

About Kaulig Racing™

Kaulig Racing™ is a full-time multi-car NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) team, owned by award winning entrepreneur, Matt Kaulig. Established in 2016, Kaulig Racing™ has made the NXS Playoffs consecutively each season since the playoff system started and made the Championship 4 round in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. They will continue fielding three, full-time NXS entries; the No. 10 Chevrolet driven by Landon Cassill, the No. 11 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric, and the No. 16 Chevrolet driven by AJ Allmendinger. With multiple wins, Kaulig Racing has come to be one of the top competitors on track each weekend. The team made multiple starts in the NCS in 2021 and won in its seventh-ever start with AJ Allmendinger’s victory at “The Brickyard” for the Verizon 200 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The young team has acquired two charters for the 2022 NCS season, with Justin Haley competing as its first, full-time driver in the series. The team’s second entry will be shared by part-time teammates AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric and Noah Gragson. To learn more about the team, visit kauligracing.com.

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Founded in 2021 and headquartered in McKinney, TX, Heritage Pool Supply Group has grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing pool supply distributors in the United States. Since our inception, we have established a differentiated growth strategy and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on serving our customers, partnering with our suppliers, and attracting the industry’s best talent. We currently operate under a family of 17 distinct local brands encompassing more than 91 locations across 23 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc., a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Berkshire Partners LLC., and one of the largest and fastest-growing privately held wholesale distributors in the United States. For more information, visit www.heritagepoolsupplygroup.com.

 

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Heritage Pool Supply Group Adds Four Locations to its Platform with the Acquisition of Cinderella, Inc.


McKinney, TX – January 4th, 2022:   

Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that it has acquired Cinderella, Inc. (“Cinderella” or the “Company”), a leading family-owned wholesale distributor of pool and spa products in the Midwest, effective December 30, 2021. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan, Cinderella was founded in 1955 by brothers Bob & Mark Jaffe and is run today by Mark’s son, David. The Company operates three additional branches in Grand Rapids and Livonia, Michigan, and Indianapolis, Indiana, and currently employs a team of 90 people. David and Tom Connelly, Cinderella’s President, will continue to lead Cinderella’s dedicated employee base under the existing brand, ensuring continuity and consistency for customers, suppliers, and employees.

Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “We are pleased to welcome David and the entire Cinderella team to the Heritage family. Cinderella is an ideal addition to our Midwest region and allows us to expand our service platform and product offering across Michigan, Indiana, and beyond. Announcing our new partnership with Cinderella is the first step in kicking off a new year of exciting growth following a foundational year in 2021 for the Heritage family.”

David Jaffe, CEO of Cinderella, commented, “The Jaffe family is pleased to have found a partner in Heritage that will carry on the 67-year legacy of Cinderella in the pool and spa industry. Partnering with Heritage, the second largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool products in North America, will offer consistency and added resources for our customers, our vendor partners, and our employees. Our team looks forward to exceeding our customers’ expectations and serving our industry for decades to come.”

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. We currently operate a family of 15 distinct local brands encompassing 91 locations across 23 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing privately held wholesale distributors in the United States.

 

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Heritage Pool Supply Group Adds Two Locations to its Platform with the Acquisition of Hachik Distributors


McKinney, TX – December 22nd, 2021:   

Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that it has acquired Hachik Distributors (“Hachik” or the “Company”), a leading family-owned wholesale distributor of pool and spa products in the Northeast. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Aston, Pennsylvania, Hachik was founded in 1923 by Garabed Hachikian and is run today by his granddaughter, Nanette Zakian. The Company operates a second location in Columbia, MD and currently employs a team of more than 40 people. Nanette will continue to lead Hachik’s dedicated employee base under the existing brand, ensuring continuity and consistency for customers, suppliers, and employees.

Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “We are excited to welcome Nanette and the rest of the Hachik team to the Heritage family. Preserving the Company’s rich history, while providing meaningful opportunities for its people, will be paramount to our success. Hachik has built an outstanding reputation for nearly 100 years over multiple generations and we are honored Nanette and team have chosen Heritage as their home.”

Nanette Zakian, owner of Hachik Distributors, commented, “Since my grandfather founded Hachik nearly a century ago, we have earned a reputation as one of the leading independent distributors in our markets. I am eager to see what we can accomplish together by deploying Heritage’s resources for growth alongside our devoted team. Hachik is known for providing outstanding customer service and I am confident our legacy will continue for years to come.”

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. We currently operate a family of 14 distinct local brands encompassing 87 locations across 22 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing privately held wholesale distributors in the United States.

 

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Heritage Pool Supply Group Adds AquaCentral and its Eight Leading Independent Companies to its Growing Family of Independent Pool & Spa Supply Distributors


McKinney, TX – December 10th, 2021:   

Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”), a rapidly growing platform within the SRS Distribution (“SRS”) family, announced today that it has acquired AquaCentral, the second largest pool distributor in the United States. AquaCentral was created through a series of mergers, including Florida Water Products, Pool & Electrical Products, American Pool Supply, Bel-Aqua Pool Supply, Conely Company, Mayfield Pool Supply, Classic Pool Tile, and Noble Tile Supply.

SRS is building its Heritage pool and spa platform by replicating strategies used to grow national networks in the roofing and landscape supply industries. By partnering with AquaCentral and its leading, independent wholesale distributors, Heritage now encompasses 13 distinct brands and operates more than 85 branch locations across 21 states. The transaction reflects Heritage’s commitment to the vibrant pool and spa distribution market and its focus on serving pool professionals and dealers. Consistent with its operating model, Heritage intends to preserve the local brand identities and management of these new distributors under the leadership of Louie Mozas and Carlos Del Amo. Going forward, Carlos will become the COO of Heritage Pool Supply Group, including all pre-existing Heritage pool brands.

Dan Tinker, President & CEO of SRS, commented, “We are thrilled to partner with AquaCentral and its highly-respected local brands to create a national platform with world-class capabilities. Preserving these highly valued brands will allow us to collectively leverage the strengths of each to provide exceptional customer service and care, partner with the industry’s best suppliers, and attract the industry’s best talent seeking to be a part of our unique culture and strategy.”

Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, added, “We are honored to partner with Carlos and his entire team. Each of these eight multi-generational family businesses has an outstanding reputation and we could not be more excited to put all of our resources behind them to support and accelerate their individual growth goals and vision. Our future is very clear and we will continue to lead with a people-first culture, building the most passionate, most engaged, and the most customer-focused team in the industry.”

Carlos Del Amo, commented, “I speak on behalf of the entire team when I say we are thrilled to be joining forces with the Heritage family of companies. With the resources and commitment to long-term growth that Heritage provides, we believe we have a unique opportunity to build a very special legacy of the largest family of independent wholesale pool & spa distributors in the industry. Importantly, all of our dedicated employees now have an opportunity to be shareholders going forward as we position our family of companies to achieve new heights. We are truly excited by what our combined organization will accomplish together.”

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service, while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing privately held wholesale distributors in the United States.

 

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Heritage Pool Supply Group Adds Three Locations to its Platform with the Acquisition of EMSCO Distributors and OP Aquatics


McKinney, TX – December 17th, 2021:   

Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that it has acquired EMSCO Distributors and OP Aquatics (collectively “EMSCO” or the “Company”), a leading family-owned wholesale distributor of pool and spa products in the Midwest. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Strongsville, Ohio, the Company was founded in 1969 by Ed Stoyanoff and is run today by his son, Mark Stoyanoff, Rich Laneve, and Ed’s Grandson, Eric Stoyanoff. The Company operates two other branches in North Huntingdon, PA and Lexington, KY and currently employs a team of more than 80 people. Mark, Rich, and Eric will continue to lead EMSCO’s dedicated employee base under the existing brand, ensuring continuity and consistency for customers, suppliers, and employees.

Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “EMSCO is one of the largest and most well-respected family businesses in the pool & spa industry and we are honored to welcome them as the newest member of the Heritage family. As we continue building out our footprint, we are truly excited to have Mark, Rich, Eric, and the rest of the EMSCO team combine forces with our existing Aqua-Gon and Quality Pool Supply branches across the Midwest region. This has been a foundational year of growth for the entire Heritage platform and we look forward to even greater things to come.”

Mark Stoyanoff, owner of EMSCO, commented, “We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Heritage family of companies. Gaining the support of a fast-growing national platform while being able to maintain our family business made this a sound decision. EMSCO and Heritage share the same philosophy of always putting people and customers first, which will allow us to preserve and build upon the trust and reputation we have earned over the past 50+ years. As we look ahead to the future of the industry and our family’s legacy, Heritage gives us the best opportunity for continued growth and success.”

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. We currently operate a family of five distinct local brands encompassing more than 20 locations across 13 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc.

 

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Heritage Pool Supply Group Adds Four Locations to its Platform with the Acquisition of Pool Contractors Supply


McKinney, TX – October 8th, 2021:   

Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that it has acquired Pool Contractors Supply, Inc. (“PCS”), a leading wholesale distributor of pool and spa products in the Mid-South region. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, PCS was founded in 1953 and is run today by Ed Flemmons and Sam Rogers. Ed and Sam will continue to lead PCS’ dedicated employee base under the existing brand, ensuring continuity and consistency for customers, suppliers, and employees.

Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “Following our recent entrance into the Arkansas market, we are thrilled to expand again in the Mid-South region, adding four additional locations and three new states (Tennessee, Alabama, and Louisiana) to our rapidly growing network. We are pleased that Ed and Sam chose Heritage as their partner and we could not be more excited to be a part of PCS’ next chapter of growth. We will put all of our resources behind the Company to fast-track its expansion in existing and adjacent markets.”

Ed Flemmons, CEO and owner of PCS, commented, “The entire PCS team is very excited to partner with Heritage. Heritage’s family of independents model and the opportunity to team up with Davis Supply, Aqua-Gon, and Quality Pool Supply is very compelling. We are all very much looking forward to creating a truly unique platform in the industry we love.” Added Sam Rogers, Vice President and owner, “We have been eagerly looking forward to this day and are thrilled to announce this partnership. We are proud of the company that we have built with our talented and dedicated team, but we felt the timing was right to partner with Heritage to accelerate the growth of our platform across the Mid-South and Southeast regions.”

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. We currently operate a family of three distinct local brands encompassing 19 locations across 11 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc.

 

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Davis Supply Adds a New Branch in Springdale, Arkansas to Support Local Professional Contractors


McKinney, TX – October 4th, 2021:   

Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that Davis Supply (“Davis”) has opened a new branch at 350 E. Robinson Ave, Ste A, Springdale, AR 72764 to serve professional contractors across Northwest Arkansas. This location will carry a wide variety of products, including pool & spa supplies, outdoor lighting, pavers & hardscapes, and other related outdoor living products. Springdale is Davis Supply’s first location in Arkansas and fifth location overall.

The Springdale location will be led by Jayson Gilligan, an MBA graduate and United States Army Veteran with nearly a decade of experience in the pool and spa distribution industry. Jayson is joined by industry veterans Micah Larru and Doug Liles. Davis Supply has been developing the Northwest Arkansas market for many years and is extremely excited to expand with a state-of-the-art location designed with the customer in mind. The entire team looks forward to putting their combined nearly 50 years of experience to work by partnering with existing customers and new contractors to grow their businesses.

Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “We are excited to be entering another new state with the opening of our Davis Supply location in Northwest Arkansas. This location has been planned for many years and we’re thrilled to help make it a reality for the Davis team. Our continued commitment to supporting the vision of our family of companies and growing alongside our loyal customers is what makes the Heritage platform so special. Springdale marks our first new pool and spa greenfield this year with many more new locations to come in the near future as we invest heavily in high-growth markets.”

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. We currently operate a family of three distinct local brands encompassing 15 locations across 8 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc.

 

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Heritage Pool Supply Group Adds Six Locations to its Platform with the Acquisition of Quality Pool Supply


McKinney, TX – October 1st, 2021:   

Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”) announced today that it has acquired Quality Pool Supply Company (“Quality”), a leading wholesale distributor of pool and spa products in the Midwest. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Clio, Michigan, Quality was founded in 1971 by Jack Englehart and is run today by John Coulier and Cary Englehart. John and Cary will continue to lead Quality’s dedicated employee base under the existing brand, ensuring continuity and consistency for customers, suppliers, and employees.

Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “We are very excited to announce the partnership with John, Cary and the entire Quality team. Having formally launched this platform only a month ago, we could not have asked for a better start to achieving our vision of building the industry’s most admired company. John, Cary, and Jack have built one of the preeminent companies in the industry and we are truly honored and humbled that they have chosen to join our family of independents.”

John Coulier, CEO and owner of Quality, commented, “Over the past 50 years, we have worked every day to serve, support and protect our independent contractor customers. As we started to consider our options to continue growing the business, we realized it was an ideal time to bring on a partner that could provide additional resources. We thought it would be tough to find a partner that shared our passion for customer service, appreciation for our employees, and commitment to maintaining the legacy we have built at Quality. To my surprise, we found that partner very quickly in Heritage. Their family of independents model is truly unique and will provide us with the benefits of a larger organization and the entrepreneurial flexibility of a local business so we can continue doing what makes us special.” Added Cary Englehart, President and owner, “We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Aqua-Gon and Davis Supply. The resources that Heritage brings to bear will no doubt strengthen our ability to grow and be a leader in our markets. I am very excited about what the future holds for Quality.”

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. We currently operate a family of 3 distinct local brands encompassing 15 locations across 8 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc.

 

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SRS Distribution Announces the Launch of Heritage Pool Supply Group with the Acquisition of Aqua-Gon, Inc.


McKinney, TX – August 6th, 2021:   

Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. (“Heritage”), a new platform within the SRS Distribution family (“SRS”), announced today that it has entered the pool and spa industry with the acquisition of Aqua-Gon, Inc. (“Aqua-Gon”), a wholesale distributor of pool and spa products in the Midwest.  SRS believes the opportunity in pool and spa to be vibrant and intends to invest in a similar strategy that has been utilized to grow two national networks in the roofing and landscape supply industries by building a family of independent companies working in unison from coast to coast.  The strategy will include acquisitions, opening new greenfield locations, and delivering best-in-class customer service and employee engagement.  Importantly, SRS will preserve the legacy of every acquired company by maintaining local brand identity and leadership and running the entire group as a family of independents rather than a national platform.

Dan Tinker, President & CEO of SRS added, “We are very excited to be entering the pool and spa supply vertical as a natural extension of our growing landscape and outdoor living supply business.  We intend to use our growth strategy and playbook to build a growing national footprint over the coming years by partnering with legacy family companies like Aqua-Gon.  We also plan to partner with the industry’s best suppliers, deliver a differentiated customer experience, and work tirelessly to become the employer of choice in this great industry.”

Headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, Aqua-Gon was founded in 1965 and is run today by Phil Horvath, his son-in-law, Mike Brock, and a team of longstanding industry veterans.  Aqua-Gon serves pool and spa professionals through its network of four branches across Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. To ensure continuity and consistency for customers, employees, and supplier partners, the management of Aqua-Gon will remain in place, and Phil and Mike will continue to guide the company’s future growth and strategy.

Matt McDermott, President of Heritage, commented, “Aqua-Gon is a preeminent distributor of pool and spa supplies and we are honored to have Phil, Mike, and their team forms the foundation of this exciting new vertical for Heritage.  Aqua-Gon has an outstanding reputation as a trusted partner to customers and suppliers and we look forward to building on the company’s track record of success in the many years to come.  I am proud of what our team has accomplished over the last few years in the landscape and outdoor living segment and I believe the best years of growth are ahead of us.”      

Phil Horvath, President & owner of Aqua-Gon, commented, “We are thrilled to announce an exciting new chapter and that we have found the right partner for the future of Aqua-Gon in Heritage.  For more than 50+ years, Aqua-Gon has been known throughout the industry as having the best and most engaged employees who are dedicated to their customers.  The Heritage model is proven and has enjoyed incredible success with its parent company, SRS Distribution, by creating the strongest national network of independent distributors across the country.  I am confident in Heritage’s ability to provide Aqua-Gon with the additional resources needed to fuel growth, but more importantly, programs that will provide both professional and financial opportunities for all Aqua-Gon associates.  While one chapter is closing, our new chapter promises to be even more exciting and I am thrilled to turn the page and uncover the growth opportunities that lie ahead.  I firmly believe that this new partnership will be the catalyst to building a very special legacy in our industry.”

About SRS Distribution

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in McKinney, TX, SRS has grown to become one of the largest and fastest-growing building products distributors in the United States. Since our inception, we have established a differentiated growth strategy and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on serving our customers, partnering with our suppliers, and attracting the industry’s best talent.  We currently operate under a family of distinct local brands encompassing more than 460 locations across 44 states.  SRS Distribution is a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., and Berkshire Partners LLC.  For more information, visit www.srsdistribution.com.

About Heritage Pool Supply Group

Heritage Pool Supply Group’s vision is to grow by forming a network of the best independent distributors to provide exceptional customer service while increasing our value as a trusted growth partner to top manufacturers in the industry. Our mission is to help our family of companies achieve new heights and provide opportunities for all employees to grow, thrive, and advance with the company for decades to come. We currently operate a family of 2 distinct local brands encompassing 9 locations across 6 states. Heritage Pool Supply Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution Inc.