Cody Pools President/CEO Mike Church
Credit: Photo by Cody Pools President/CEO Mike Church

Cody Pools, the company that has topped the PSN Top 50 Builders list for 11 years in a row, has acquired another firm in Florida.

Last month, the company purchased Orlando-based American Pools & Spas. This introduces Cody to that sizable market.

Cody CEO Mike Church had been considering organic expansion into Orlando when American Pools Founder Ben Evans approached him, seeking a path to retirement, Church said. Evans is expected to serve in a consultant capacity for a couple months.

The location will maintain its brand, with the added tagline: A Cody Pools Company. It now will be managed by Vincent Servantez, president of Cody Pools’ Florida Division. He has been heading the Tampa location, about 90 miles away from American Pools. The current staff is expected to remain in place in their current positions.

Not only does this introduce Cody to a substantial new market, it also eases the way for the company’s Florida operations to sell and install the screen enclosures that are prominent in the state, through American’s own fabrication shop.

Cody, on the other hand, will integrate at least some of its existing operation and business procedures into the new office.

This is the company’s fourth acquisition, with three of those companies being fellow PSN Top 50 Builders. In 2018, Cody acquired Challenger Pools of Tampa, Fla. , bringing it into the Sunshine State. In 2021, it purchased two Top 50 firms — California Pools and Landscape of Phoenix, and Platinum Pools of Houston.

This latest acquisition adds about another 500 pools per year to Cody’s output, which was reported at 2,775 for 2022.