Pinch A Penny
Pinch A Penny is the nation's largest franchised retail pool, patio and spa company with approximately 200 stores across Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
The business began in 1975 when the Thomas family opened a discount store in an industrial park in Clearwater, Fla. This first shop evolved into a full-time, full-service retail pool supply store. The company began issuing franchises in 1976.
Stores carry a wide variety of swimming pool and outdoor products including chemicals, equipment, patio furniture, giftware, toys and floats for the pool.
- Fred A. Thomas - Founder
- John C. Thomas - President and Chief Executive Officer
- James P. Eisch - Chief Financial Officer
- Steve Bielejeski - Owner of the Orange Park, FL store #90
#90: Store #90 has the largest chemical wall in the entire franchise. As well as the first Hayward/Aquavac robotic pool cleaner repair center in north east Florida. Store #90 was also the top retailer of Dream Maker Spas for the fiscal year of 2007.