Welcome to the Pool & Spa News Class of 2014 Top 50 Builders. Now in its eleventh year, our exclusive list of the nation’s leading builders exemplifies the craftsmanship, business acumen and dedication that have driven the swimming pool industry to greatness.

This is the third year in which we have established the Top 50 builder list using a new set of criteria, including customer service, social media, community service and revenue. This has opened the door for several new firms to be recognized for their outstanding achievements.

This year, eight new companies have made the Top 50 Builder list for the first time. Some, like our Number 2 builder this year, have moved up in rank. Others have returned year over year. Obtaining a spot on the list is a huge accomplishment but earning a spot in the top 3 separates a builder from the rest of the class. Here we highlight what makes the Top 3 so special.

Click here to watch the video on Cody Pools, the Nation's No. 1 builder.

Click here to watch the video on Keith Zars Pools, which ranks No. 2 in 2014.

Click here to watch the video on Shasta Pools, this year's No. 3 builder.