When talking to many people about Diamond Spas, the question is always asked……………… “How did you get started?”
The idea for Diamond Spas began when I was a child. My Grandparents were farmers in Colorado. When I would visit, I thoroughly enjoyed my Grandfathers reclining chair. A quick pull on the side lever, back reclines and feet go up. I always wondered why no one made a bath tub designed with a bottom that conformed so nicely to the body. The perfect posture for ultimate relaxation.
Fast forward 16 years. I graduated from college with a degree in elementary education. I had hesitations about immediately committing to a full-time teaching position. I decided to take a year for myself and enjoy the beauty of the Rocky Mountains instead. I waited tables at night, skied all day in the winter and mountain biked all day in the summer. This is where I met Tom and the Diamond Spas story begins.
One afternoon I casually mentioned that I was on a personal mission to find a comfortable bathtub. After further discussion, Tom made the statement, “You design it and I’ll build it.” I didn’t have to think long about what I thought would be the perfect bath design.
A couple of weeks later, we were in his shop assembling the bath. We worked together bending and tacking until the perfect form was achieved. Needless to say, I loved my bath and thought it was only fitting that every seasoned bather should have access to such a design. In March of 1996, Tom made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. The conservation went something like this ….. “How much money do you have?” “I have $7000.00 in savings, that’s it.” “I’ll match your $7000.00 and let’s start a company 50/50 and see if you can do anything with it.” And there you go, the birth of Diamond Spas.
It took about 2 ½ years for the concept of Diamond Spas and the product line to gain attention. When it did, it took off. We began fabricating swimming pools, spas and water features in 1999. We introduced copper into our product line in 2000. I attribute Diamond Spas success to hard work, the rock-solid mentality to never give up, and the incredible people we have working here with us every day and lastly, our clients who see the unlimited possibilities available when working with Diamond Spas. Their imaginative designs and luxurious installations are nothing short of visionary.
A couple years after the start of Diamond Spas, Tom and I got married in that sleepy little mountain town where we first met. In 1999, we were proud parents of a baby boy and in 2002, another beautiful son graced our lives. Life has blessed us well beyond our expectations, we are truly grateful. We wish you all much happiness and success in your own lives.
Stephanie & Tom Bennett