Automatic Pool Covers, Inc. (APC), a manufacturer of automatic pool covers for new and existing swimming pools and spas, celebrated its 20th year of manufacturing automatic pool covers this summer! The company opened its doors in 1979 as a small pool cover distributor and began manufacturing its first automatic pool covers in 2003. Michael Shebek, owner and CEO of the company, worked side-by-side with his father, the late Mike Shebek Sr., putting in more than 20,000 hours of time installing and servicing covers himself when he took over as owner of the company in the year 2000.
“We decided to manufacture covers in 2003 because there was a need in the market to create an automatic cover that was designed by installers for installers,” explains Shebek.
The company’s commitment to innovation and fast turnaround times has fueled the company’s growth and drove the need to expand the company’s facility. “We’ve made the commitment to cutting-edge technology and manufacturing processes with a clear focus on excellent customer service,” says Shebek.
As a result, the company boasts high turnaround times on automatic pool covers. “Pool professionals in our industry appreciate our fast turnaround times and dedication to high-quality automatic pool covers. Our manufacturing abilities have led to our exponential growth. We are thankful to our customers and grateful for our manufacturing team,” says Shebek.
The company now has over 130 employees, many of whom have been with the company since it started manufacturing automatic pool covers in 2003. “We are blessed to have a talented, driven and dedicated team of employees who work together to bring product innovations to our automatic pool covers; creating covers with superior design and durability,” says Shebek.
The company’s celebration was held within its newly expanded manufacturing facility, complete with a custom, combination-cake in the shape of an Automatic Pool Covers Inc. cover-motor and PowerTouch Touchpad — the cakes were made by Quiana Owens, a dealer support representative at APC.