Ted Dellas – President, CEO
Ted Dellas has been involved in the swimming pool and hot tub industry since 1988 and if you ask him, he will tell you he has loved every minute.
After growing up in the restaurant industry and a three year stint as the President of Grandma Lee’s of America, a Canadian expansion restaurant company, Ted left food service and founded Leisuretime Warehouse Stores, based in Cleveland Ohio.
Leisuretime Warehouse was a four store franchised chain that had retail outlets in Akron, North Royalton, Westlake and Eastlake and was the premier regional specialty pool and spa company during the 1990’s.
Ted, through the company, received a myriad of industry acknowledgements which included the Ohio Governor’s Fast Trac 50 Award, Master Spa’s Dealer of the Year Award on several occasions and Aqua Magazine’s Top 100 Award twice, 1994 and 1996.
Leisuretime Warehouse Stores grew to over 13 million dollars in yearly sales and the company was sold in 2007 to a Buffalo New York retailer.
Ted briefly left the swimming pool and hot tub industry to pursue a joint venture with his college roommate and founded a Reverse Mortgage Sales Company but the tug of missing the Pool and Spa industry was too much and he created another specialty retail company called Best Buy Pools and Spas.
Best Buy Pools and Spas focuses on three groups of people, our customers, our staff and our vendors.
Best Buy Pools and Spas brings our customers great American products as we search for U.S. vendors to provide us with the pools, swim spas, hot tubs, chemicals and accessories that our customers want. Our two major suppliers are both based in Ft Wayne Indiana, that being Master Spas and Only Alpha Swimming Pools.
We want our customers to love what they buy and we want them to know that if they need us, we are a phone call away …. it is working very well as our sales are increasing geometrically every year. The Michael Phelps swim spa and hot tub programs as well as the swimming pool format from Only Alpha have set a new standard of product for N.E. Ohio, “our customer love it, so we love it”
Asked what the future looks like, Ted always answers with the same comment,” we plan our work and work our plan to give the customer a fair shake ….the rest will work out all by itself”.
Ted lives in Willoughby Hills, graduated from Hiram College, raised 4 kids with the wife he is still “crazy about”. He is very much involved with his community and Hiram College in various events including the
Hiram College Executive Alumni Board.
The re-branding of the new “Leisuretime Warehouse” has been in the works for two years and Ted is excited to be back where he started.
Teddy Dellas – VP and Projects Manager
Teddy Dellas has been in the pool business with his family since he was born.
Teddy graduated from John Carroll University in 2012 and took a pool industry position with Superior Pool Corp, an international manufacturing and distribution company based in Louisiana. Teddy worked and trained at their Albany, New York location and was transferred to Virginia Beach, Virginia as their regional sales manager.
He missed Northeastern Ohio and his family and in March of 2015 took the position of V.P. of Business Operations for the company.
Teddy brings a renewed enthusiasm to the company, is an experienced operator from both a retail and wholesale perspective and will help the company grow regionally in all categories.
Ryan Zupan – Operations Director
Ryan Zupan is director of operations and has been with the company for four years.
Ryan lives in Mayfield Heights, and is a graduate of Willoughby South High School and Lakeland Community College.
Ryan handles the shipping and receiving of merchandise as well as show setup up and breakdown.