Radiant Pools Receives 2008 SBA Award of Excellence

Albany, NY — The U.S. Small Business Administration and the New York Business Development Corporation, along with participating lenders and economic developers, recently recognized Radiant Pools of Albany, New York with an Excellence Award at the 10th Annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon and ceremony at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center.

The Small Business Excellence Awards ceremony is one of many events in local communities across the nation that celebrates National Small Business Week. Small businesses are the driving force behind America’s tremendous growth and job creation. They employ 51 percent of the private-sector workforce — that’s 57 million Americans! They create two out of three new jobs and produce 51% of the private sector output.

Nominated for this award by the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Loan Officer, Kevin Catalano said, “When we at the Chamber were reviewing our portfolio of Borrowers, it was an easy choice - Radiant Pools rose to the top. We chose Radiant Pools because they are a growing manufacturer. Buying much of your supplies locally, revenue comes from out side the area, creating jobs. They are experiencing explosive growth over the past two years, and have recently expanded into Canada.”

Receiving the award along with co-owners Jim Beaudoin and George Beaudoin, Tony Sirco said, “It’s a tremendous honor for our company to be recognized for its contributions to the economic development in our area. Our business is growing every year, and we are excited about the future.”

Catalano lauds Radiant Pools as an innovator in the pool industry. Designed with insulated walls to resist heat loss more efficiently than any other type of pool, the Radiant Pool can retain heat generated by the sun, maintaining its water temperature even overnight when other types of pools typically lose up to ten degrees. With its heat retention properties, Radiant Pool owners can realize significant savings on heating costs as well as extending their swimming season.

Dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, Radiant Pools is the only swimming pool manufacturer to become an Energy Star™ Partner. Expanding on over 50 years of proven innovation, Radiant Pools continues to manufacture state of the art energy efficient pools that are strong enough to be installed above ground, in ground, and semi-inground. Radiant Pools are manufactured in a 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Albany, NY and shipped all over North America.