Clio, Mich.-based Quality Pool Supply Company was founded in 1971 and is currently run by John Coulier and Cary Englehart. Coulier and Englehart will continue to lead the company’s employee base under the existing Quality brand name post-acquisition to ensure continuity and consistency, according to Heritage.
“We are very excited to announce the partnership with John, Cary, and the entire Quality team,” Matt McDermott, president of Heritage, said in a news release. “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 [Englehart] 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.”
Heritage Pool Supply Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SRS Distribution, was formed in August through the acquisition of Aqua-Gon. SRS and its landscape division, Heritage Landscape Supply Group, first gained exposure to the pool and spa space through its acquisition of Davis Supply in April 2021.
“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,” Coulier, CEO and owner of Quality, said. “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.”
Heritage Pool Supply Group currently operates a family of three distinct local brands encompassing 15 locations across eight states.