Greg kicks off 2023 with an introduction to Pool Chasers’ newest co-host (and popular recurring guest on the show), Justin Bowie, President at JMax Companies!
"100% of what drove me was just tunnel vision on making money and putting myself where I wanted to be."
About the Episode
We start the conversation going down memory lane as Justin recalls his early days in the trades and, later on, getting his start in the pool industry from the very bottom as a plumber. An entrepreneur to the core, he took over his employer’s company six years in, then started his own company sometime after.
Justin says that what separated him from his peers, from the earliest days of his career, was his unquenchable ambition and clarity on what he wants.
He talks about the keys to his success at JMax and in the pool industry in general, from his first few hires to his keen financial acumen to knowing how to set his priorities.
[07:20] How Justin got into the trades
[15:46] Justin’s first experience with the super-competitive pool market
[20:01] Hiring the new generation
[23:34] How ambition set Justin apart from everyone else
[33:18] The first couple of years in Justin’s career
[46:59] Starting JMax
[54:49] Factoring in financial losses
[57:38] Justin’s first hires
[1:04:13] Networking with other big companies
[1:09:07] Where JMax is today
[1:13:52] Adding a personal touch to the JMax brand
[1:25:13] Setting the right priorities
Resources & People Mentioned:
Valley Beer by Wren Brewing
Ale Smith Sublime Mexican Lager
Scottsdale Community College
Del Web School of Construction
American Income on Instagram
Hazen Williams T Shirt