Episode 45: Genesis Co-Founder, Industry Leader, and Robb Report's "Worlds Most Influential Swimming Pool Designer" Skip Phillips

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Episode 45 Description

In this episode we sat down with Skip Phillips who is the co-founder of Genesis, founder of Questar Pools, and Robb Report’s “worlds most influential swimming pool designer”Skip has been on the top of our list to interview since we started the podcast and we were so honored that he took the time to talk with us.

Skip has an amazing roller coaster of a story which is so motivating. He has done it all, from Aerospace to maintaining pools, to owning a pool store, to building and designing, to starting the most influential education system in our industry. Skip has been and will continue to be one of this industries biggest leaders. Without Skip this industry would be very different. Thank you Skip for all you have done for the industry!


1:15 Getting to Know Skip

3:37 Skip Gets Into the Pool Industry

7:05 Enjoying the Retail Side of the Business

10:45 Learning the Ropes on Route

12:53 Building Skips First Pool

19:30 Educating Himself on Pool Marketing

24:15 The Beginning of Genesis 3

34:55 From a Meeting to a Curriculum 

41:13 Making it on the Robb Report

43:12 Genesis in a Nutshell

47:52 Biggest Issues in the Industry

50:40 Current Involvement in the Industry

51:55 Better Homes and Gardens

55:40 Free Time Activities

56:38 A job From the Robb Report

59:35 If Skip Could go Back in Time

Find Skip Phillips Below

Questar Website: http://bit.ly/QuestarPools

Genesis Website: http://bit.ly/GenesisPool


This episode brought to you by Jandy. With their recent "Quitting the Internet" policy that went into effect January 1st 2019, they're taking a firm stance to support our industry.We think this policy is a good step forward for our industry and are glad to see a company take a stand for the service guys and gals out there. If you haven't heard episode 31 yet, please go listen to it to find out more information or go to http://bit.ly/JandyBuiltStrong

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We are proud to have Genesis on board with our mission as well. GENESIS® was established in 1998 and joined by leaders wanting to lift our industry’s ability to design, engineer, construct and service water-shapes that resonate with people’s minds and spirits. Since its humble, yet passionate beginnings, thousands of professionals have trusted GENESIS® faculty and courses. You can learn more by going to http://bit.ly/GenesisPool

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