This year marks Hachik Distributors’ 90th year in business. The Aston, Pa.-based company is commemorating the occasion with a series of special events. In December, the firm kicked off its milestone year by rewarding its top dealers with a winter VIP Gold trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. At the Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show, Hachik feted attendees with cupcakes and balloons at its booth.
Most recently, the distributor invited more than 200 dealers and 75 manufacturers to Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia for its annual Management Day event, where top vendors were acknowledged with awards. Anniversary festivities will conclude with a VIP Gold trip in early December 2013.

Hachik was founded in 1923 by Garabed Hachikian, who sold chlorine bleach door to door by horse and buggy to the laundry trade in Philadelphia. In 1960, the company expanded into pool supplies. Since then, Hachik, under the leadership of Hachikian’s granddaughter, Nanette Zakian, has grown to become a large regional supplier to the pool and spa industry. “I am so proud to be carrying on the legacy that my grandfather started 90 years ago,” Zakian said. “Continued growth is what’s in store for this company; before I know it, we will be celebrating our 100th!”