NEWS FROM: Hot Spring Spas


WASHINGTON, DC–JANUARY 12, 2010–SUNLIFE SUNROOMS & SPAS a local hot tub retailer based on Highway 321 in Hickory. NC recently won a 2009 Dealer of the Year Award from Watkins Manufacturing Corp., manufacturer of Hot Spring® Spas, the world’s number one-selling brand of hot tubs.

“John Dunn, owner of SUNLIFE SUNROOMS & SPAS, was selected from among more than 800 Hot Spring dealers worldwide to receive this symbol of excellence because of his commitment, professionalism, product knowledge and outstanding customer service,” said Mike Dunn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hot Spring Spas. John Dunn received the award at a Hot Spring Spas dealer meeting in Washington, DC.

“The team at SUNLIFE SUNROOMS & SPAS excelled in all aspects of spa retailing to the local market last year,” Dunn said. “They were judged to be the leading Hot Spring dealer in their geographic region when it comes to customer satisfaction, spa service and other factors. We’re very proud of them. They’ve demonstrated they have what it takes to be a leader once again in 2009.”

Manager Sharon Grindstaff said receiving the honor motivates her staff to work even harder to exceed the expectations of current and potential customers: “Everyone on our team loves showing customers what a positive impact owning a hot tub can have in their daily lives, from helping them relax to spending more quality time with family and friends to getting a better night’s sleep. Our enthusiasm shows and our customers appreciate that. We’re here to build relationships that last well beyond the initial sale.”

For more information about SUNLIFE SUNROOMS & SPAS visit the company’s website at, or their showroom at 5035 Hickory Blvd in Hickory.

About Hot Spring Spas

Established in 1977, Vista, Calif.-based Watkins Manufacturing Corp. is the world’s largest manufacturer of hot tubs, which includes Hot Spring® Spas, Limelight® Hot Tubs, Tiger River® Spas, Solana® Spas, and Hot Spot® Spas. Watkins’ worldwide dealer network of sales and service centers is in all 50 states, Canada and more than 65 other countries. Watkins is a division of Masco Corporation, a Fortune 500 company whose quality products include Delta® faucets, KraftMaid® cabinets and Behr® paints.

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