The Jacuzzi family celebrates 30 years at Jason International

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The Jacuzzi family celebrates 30 years at Jason International

4A Lasting Legacy• •THE WHOLESALER ® — DECEMBER 2012Family enterprise extendsover a century for Jacuzzis(Continued from page 48.)The heart of the businessAt the heart of Jason’s business isthe Jacuzzi family, which is tightlyconnected with the company’s employeesand its customers, aswell as productdevelopment.Remo’s threesons, one of hisdaughters and agrandson have alljoined him at Jason— each bringingtheir own unique talentsto the company:• Remo Jacuzzi Jr.is an engineer and verytechnically oriented. Heserves as the VP of manufacturing.• Jennifer Jacuzzi-Peregrin has a degree inaccounting, but is alsovery talented when itcomes to product marketing.Her role is VP of corporate development.• Matthew Jacuzzi is a valuablemember of the factory team.• Paulo Jacuzzi serves as directorof sales, marketing and IT.• Grandson Daniel Peregrin joinedthe company several years ago and isthe regional sales manager for theSoutheast.Remo Sr. and Paula also have twodaughters — Loretta and Gretchen —both of whom now live with theirfamilies in NorthCarolina.“Every decisionI have made in mylife has workedout for the best,”Remo said. “Itruly feelblessed for allthat has beengiven me, andit’s especiallyrewarding towork withmy childrenand now mygrandson.Family isimportantto me.”Since buyingtheir headquarters facility in 1989,they have added on several times fora current total of about 100,000square feet, and bought additionalRemo Jacuzzi discusses his book “Spirit, Wind & Water” with guests.land for expansion. They are extremelyproud of their quality controland the effort each of their valuedemployees makes.“Our quality control department isvery rigid on what is expected, andhave developed standards for everyjob and step in the process,” Remoexplained. “Each process has its ownquality checks so we can make surethat every step is right. We neverwant to disappoint our customers.”There are a number of importantsteps involved in making one ofJason’s hydrotherapy tubs — andeach is given full attention. First ithas to be vacuum formed, beforegoing through the trim and drillprocess. After that it is laminated andlastly goes through assembly. Most ofJason’s employees have been withthe company a long time and theytake great pride in their work. In fact,employees initial the product as itgoes through their stations.In the 1960s Jacuzzi offered hydrotherapy units for home tubs and then introduced a self-contained, fully integrated whirlpoolbath that placed jets using a 50-50 air/water ratio into the sides of the tub. Those early whirlpool baths evolved into sophisticatedbuilt-in units such as the Jason Hydrotherapy tub (right). Jason International also manufactures a range of otherbath products such as the Translucent Bath (above).• Be sure to visit www.thewholesaler.com for web exclusive articles and videos! •“Wholesalers arevery important for thedistribution of ourproduct and we areproud of the relationshipswe’ve built with them.”“If you’re going to do something,you’ve got to do it right,” Remo said.“I think that quality is important to allmanufacturers, but we don’t want tojust say we manufacture quality; wemake sure we do. I don’t want to seeRemo Jacuzzi ran this advertisement in tradepublications introducing Jason Spas.us provide a product that is less thanwhat we’re capable of. I still enjoy thechallenges and excitement of our businessand of developing new product.We’re always trying to move forwardand improve. Nothing stays still inlife; every year there is newness.”Remo went on to note how importantwholesalers are to their business.“We try to be good partners withour customers, and fair in our dealings,”he commented. “Being amulti-generation family business ourselves,we relate very well with manyof our wholesale customers who havesimilar structures. There are so manyvery good wholesalers around thecountry, and more and more of themare putting an emphasis on theirshowrooms. Wholesalers are very importantfor the distribution of ourproduct and we are proud of the relationshipswe’ve built with them. Ultimately,this continues to be arelationship business, which is whywe put so much of our time into buildingthose personal connections.” n

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