The World’s Largest Swimming Pool Builders Continue to Expand Territory

Premier Pools and Spas, the world’s number one swimming pool builder, has recently expanded into Nashville, Tennessee, and Midland-Odessa, Texas.

Aaron Gurley, President of Premier Franchise Management, has selected Scott and Cathy Porter as the new Premier franchise owners in Nashville and Jessica Gavaldon, Matt Molinar, and Raul Porras as the Premier franchise owners in Midland-Odessa, TX.

Premier Pools & Spas franchises offer swimming pool construction, including gunite, fiberglass, and vinyl inground pools. Premier’s tremendous growth has recently expanded its services to 32 states across the country.

“I have a deeply rooted sense of responsibility that stems from a desire to protect the industry that has made my dreams come true.”

~ Paul Porter, founder

Premier began offering franchise opportunities in 2014 to like-minded entrepreneurs with high standards for quality and value.

Midland-Odessa, TX | Owners: Jessica Gavaldon, Matt Molinar, Raul Porras

Jessica, Matt, and Raul were born and raised in Odessa, TX, and became childhood friends. They heard about PPAS and its culture from another franchise owner, which sparked research into Premier. After interviewing multiple owners, PPAS seemed to be the perfect fit for a new venture in the pool industry.

Jessica is an entrepreneur with previous business ownership under her belt. Raul comes from the world of government contracts, while Matt’s business experience consists of operations management in the landscaping industry. Together they bring 4+ years of landscaping experience to the pool building industry. “We are looking forward to the relationships we’ll be able to form with future customers and the PPAS family that spreads across the country.”

Jessica and her husband, Erick, have three children. Matt has one child. Erick and Matt are prior college football athletes, while Raul is also married and a proud veteran of the US Marine Corps.

Nashville, TN | Owners: Scott & Cathy Porter

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Originally from California, Scott and Cathy Porter have been married for 44 years. After long careers, they decided to go into business for themselves, and their research led them to become Premier franchise owners in Nashville, Tennessee.

Scott has a background in automotive aftermarket sales, working with warehouse distributors, wholesalers, and consumers. Cathy was an accounting supervisor in the property management industry. When asked what differentiates them from other pool builders in their market, they said, “We go the extra mile to ensure that things are done correctly, and our clients are satisfied with our results. We want this to be a great experience for our clients.”

Scott and Cathy have four adult children and four grandchildren, including their son, Kyle Porter, the IT Director at the corporate office in Roseville, CA. Their whole family is excited to be involved with PPAS and is grateful for this next chapter.

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Founded in 1988, Premier Pool & Spas (PPAS) has a reputation for top-notch results within the customer’s budget. Homeowners nationwide entrust Premier Pool Service with the cleaning and maintenance of their pool, as well as repairing their pool equipment.

Premier is the #1 Ranked Pool Builder in the U.S. according to Pool & Spa News and the winner of many awards, including National Pool Builder of the Year and multiple PHTA International Awards of Excellence for Design.

Owner/CEO Paul Porter and his son, Brian Porter, hosted season 7 of the DIY TV show Pool Kings, where they built ten spectacular pools.

PPAS builds and services swimming pools and spas for homeowners across the country.

If you’re interested in owning a Premier franchise, please visit or call (844) 366-2102.