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Franchise Speaker Becomes Franchisor

Troy Hazard, one of the world’s most in demand franchise speakers, has become one of the founding shareholders of the American arm of the world’s largest pool and spa maintenance network, Poolwerx.

Chandler, AZ, March 19, 2015 --( Originally founded in Australia in 1990, the Poolwerx network has grown to 300 franchise territories, 80+ retail stores, and 300+ mobile service vans. Poolwerx now enters the American market with the acquisition of Cactus Valley Pools in Arizona comprising 9 company owned stores, 7 franchised stores, and 9 mobile service trucks.

“For years, acting as a consultant, I’ve had the privilege of helping a number of Australian brands enter the American market. Poolwerx represents a great opportunity for me to capitalize on that knowledge in a more formal way,” says Troy. “I’ve been a long-time friend of the Poolwerx family in Australia working with the brand as a consultant for almost 20 years, so it was a great fit, and we have some sensational plans for the business in the United States.”

Troy is no stranger to the franchise relationship, having been a franchisee twice, and a leading franchise consultant since the late 80’s working in 16 different countries with over 300 brands. He’s also been the host of two national network television shows on franchising. “I’m keen to leverage some of the media experience to help build the brand here and to attract great new operators to join the business,” adds Troy.

Troy will be assuming an ongoing role in the Poolwerx business on the American board, where his focus will be on strategic development. “On the back of our first acquisition, we have other groups that have signed a Letter of Intent to join us, and we have a few smaller groups that have expressed interest in being part of the Poolwerx family, so we’re off to a very exciting start. It’s quite feasible we could have 50 stores and 50 mobile service units under the banner by summer 2016. Out of the 11 companies I’ve owned over the years (now 12) this is going to be the most exciting for sure.”

For more on Poolwerx USA contact:
Troy Hazard
2885 N. Nevada St., Suite 160
Chandler, AZ 85225
T 480 854 2782 (office telephone number)
F 480 635 9197 (office fax number)

Troy Hazard is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker and author of the best-selling business book Future-Proofing Your Business. A frequent media expert in areas of business and franchising, Troy was also the host in his native country of Australia of the hugely successful national network business television shows "Inside Franchising" and "Don't Come Monday" and hosted the US cable TV talk show "Gettin' Down to Business."
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