12/09/2009 03:25:00 PM

December Designer Showcase

Our featured designer for this month's Designer Showcase is Patty Goorjian of Van Goorjian & Company Designs. View the article and photos here. Her bathroom designs for One Queensridge Place, a luxury high-rise condominiums and penthouse project, feature numerous Jason baths.

Designers can submit their designs here for consideration in next month's showcase.

12/04/2009 09:06:00 AM

Beautiful Form - Heavenly Function

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 2009) - Jason International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hydrotherapy bath products, introduces two additional options on their forma® Collection of minimalist baths.

The first new option is a choice in bath lip height. forma® baths will now be available with a low-profile 1.5” lip height. This new design option further enhances the minimalist aesthetic of the collection and makes it a perfect choice for contemporary styled bathrooms. The 3” lip height will continue to be available on forma® baths, giving the consumer a greater ability to customize their look.

The second new option is the addition of whirlpool hydrotherapy on forma® drop-in and alcove installed baths. This addition completes the hydrotherapy offering (Soaking, AirMasseur®, Whirlpool and Combination Air-Whirlpool) within this collection and fulfills the numerous requests received since the debut of the line. The new forma® whirlpool baths will be available with an optional jetted neck pillow and/or aromatherapy infuser system, two popular electives from Jason’s bath line-up.

ABOUT JASON INTERNATIONAL, INC.Jason International, Inc. is a manufacturer of luxury hydrotherapy baths. Founded in 1982, by Remo Jacuzzi and his immediate family (Jason is a acronym for Jacuzzi Son), Jason today produces a complete line of Luxury-Class Whirlpool, AirMasseur®, Air-Whirlpool and Soaking baths which incorporate Jason proprietary Quiet Design™ engineering and Sani-Design™ technology.

ABOUT JASON’S forma® CollectionJason’s forma® Collection of 24 baths embraces minimalism. It celebrates the beauty of visual purity with clean lines and bold shapes, merging the contemporary with the comfortable. Its modern sophistication combined with peerless engineering creates the consummate minimalist luxury bath - an impeccable blend of form and function.

11/04/2009 04:07:00 PM

New Director of Sales & Marketing


We are proud to announce the promotion of Paulo Jacuzzi to Director of Sales and Marketing. Paulo will be assuming the responsibilities previously held by the National Sales Manager, as well as continuing to direct the Marketing and IT Departments.

Paulo has been an integral part of Jason International for many years. He grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where his father, and our founder, was the president of Jacuzzi Brazil. After the family returned to the United States, he graduated from Little Rock Catholic High and went on to UALR where he majored in Business Management.

Since the age of 14, Paulo has worked in various roles at Jason International, including Marketing Services Coordinator. He left briefly to serve as Director of Admissions at Burning Tree in Kaufman, TX, in order to gain experience and business perspective in a different environment. After returning to Jason in 2006 he assumed the role of Communications Manager, which he has held until his recent promotion.

Paulo is passionate about carrying forward the company’s heritage, as well as promoting the health benefits of bathing. “Jason has continued to move forward, even in this time of economic crisis,” says Jacuzzi. “I believe this is due to our innovative thinking, along with a consistently exceptional product. The history of this company has been one of progress, and it is with that attitude that we will continue to advance in our industry.”

Paulo loves new technologies and all things computer-related, and in his free time he enjoys cycling and working at the family farm in Vilonia. He lives in Little Rock with his wife, Jennifer, and has one daughter, Mallory, who is a sophomore at TCU.

11/02/2009 10:17:00 AM

November Designer Showcase

Our featured designer for this month's Designer Showcase is Heidi Marika-Perez of Divine Kitchens. View the article and photos here. The remodel of a bathroom in Sutton, MA features a Jason RC630P bath along with a fireplace and classic chandelier.

Designers can submit their designs
here for consideration in next month's showcase.

10/19/2009 01:49:00 PM

Jason University

Congratulations to October's webinar winner, Jody Parrish from Triple-J Supply in Thomasville, GA. She participated in and completed three courses in the Jason University e-training program. Jody was entered into a drawing with all other trainees and was randomly chosen to receive a $250 award for services at a local spa.


If any showroom personnel are interested in participating in a Jason e-class and the chance to win up to $250 in spa services, please complete and return the registration form you receive each month via fax.Two sessions will be offered each day- the first session will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the second at 10:00 a.m. CST. Each will last for approximately one hour. The schedule for the upcoming e-training is as follows:


November 10-11
December 8-9

10/12/2009 02:38:00 PM

Jason University

Congratulations to September's webinar winner, Jeani Lee from Kitchen, Bath & Home (KBH) in Ames, Iowa. She participated in and completed courses in the Jason University e-training program. Jeani was entered into a drawing with all other trainees and was randomly chosen to receive a $250 award for services at a local spa.

If any showroom personnel are interested in participating in a Jason e-class and the chance to win up to $250 in spa services, please complete and return the registration form you receive each month via fax.

Two sessions will be offered each day- the first session will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the second at 10:00 a.m. CST. Each will last for approximately one hour. The schedule for the upcoming e-training is as follows:

October 13-14
November 10-11
December 8-9

9/30/2009 11:19:00 AM

October Designer Showcase

Our featured designer for this month's Designer Showcase is Meridith Hamilton of MLH Designs. View the article and photos here. Two different designs showcase the total remodel of master bathrooms using Jason baths. The difference between the traditional and contemporary designs illustrate the designer's flexibility and creativity.


Designers can submit their designs here for consideration in next month's showcase.

9/03/2009 01:53:00 PM

Jason University

Congratulations to this month's webinar winner, Brenda Lambert from The Elegant Bath in Lafayette, Indiana. She participated in and completed two courses in the Jason University e-training program. Brenda was entered into a drawing with all other trainees and was randomly chosen to receive a $250 award for services at a local spa.


If any showroom personnel are interested in participating in a Jason e-class and the chance to win up to $250 in spa services, please complete and return the registration form you receive each month via fax.

Two sessions will be offered each day- the first session will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the second at 10:00 a.m. CST. Each will last for approximately one hour. The schedule for the upcoming e-training is as follows:
September 15-16
October 13-14
November 10-11
December 8-9

8/17/2009 08:51:00 AM

August Designer Showcase

Our featured designer for this month's Designer Showcase is Sandy Hendricks of Ovation Design Studio. View the article and photos here. An Oregon couple completes a renovation of their master bathroom, turning it into the health and wellness center of the home.

We are proud of all the designers who choose to use Jason baths in their designs. Designers can submit their designs here for consideration in next month's showcase.

7/15/2009 08:39:00 AM

July Designer Showcase

Our featured designer for this month's Designer Showcase is Simply Baths, with Barry Miller & Diane Miner. View the article and photos here. A Connecticut home gets transformed, with the dark, outdated and cramped master bathroom turned into a zen-like atmosphere.

Jason is proud to have these creative professionals using our baths in their projects.Designers can submit their designs here for consideration in next month's showcase.

7/13/2009 11:42:00 AM

ASID

Jason International is now a member and National Industry Partner of ASID, the American Society of Interior Designers. ASID is the largest and most established organization for interior designers, totaling more than 40,000 members. They also include more than 12,000 interior design students from colleges and universities across the U.S.

The mission statement on their website explains that ASID “is a community of people driven by a common love for design and committed to the belief that interior design, as a service to people, is a powerful, multi-faceted profession that can positively change people’s lives.” At Jason, we also strive to improve the lives of our customers through the health benefits of hydrotherapy bathing. It is this common goal that encouraged us to join ASID and support an organization that so highly values the efforts of designers in our country.


For more information, visit the ASID website at
www.asid.org.

6/15/2009 10:06:00 AM

Featured Designer

Our featured designer for this month's Designer Showcase is Divine Kitchens, with Mariette Barsoum & Heidi Marika-Perez. View the article and photos here. A renovation of a small bathroom in Northboro, MA highlights their ability to add depth to an otherwise small room. Jason is proud to have these creative professionals using our baths in their projects.

Designers can submit their designs here for consideration in next month's showcase.

6/03/2009 01:54:00 PM

Spotlight on…Our VP of Engineering

Jeff Cunningham, our Vice President of Engineering, has spent his career of 20 plus years in composites and plastics manufacturing. The last seventeen years have been in the Bath industry with Jason International.


Jeff earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Plastics Engineers, and the American Society for Quality.


In 1988, Jeff started his career with composites and plastic manufacturing in Engineering and later took on the additional role as Quality Manager for Barretta Boats in Conway, Arkansas. His love for boats and his desire to work in Research and Development inspired him to continue his career in the boat industry, as a Design Engineer, for Skeeter Bass Boats in Kilgore, Texas. “Growing up in Pennsylvania and later in Arkansas I spent a lot of time around the water and on boats as entertainment. Given the opportunity to work for a world class boat manufacturer, in the field of Research and Development, is where I developed a passion for product development and the manufacturing process. I woke up every day excited about going to work.”


In 1991, Jeff and his wife Robin had a desire to move back to Arkansas and start a family. On a lead that a reputable bath manufacturer in North Little Rock, Arkansas, was looking for a Design Engineer, Jeff interviewed at Jason International and was hired. After working 2 years as a Design Engineer, Jeff was promoted to Engineering Manager, giving him the responsibility of managing the Research and Development, Tooling, and Quality Control departments. “Working for Jason has always been rewarding for me. Throughout my 17 years with the company, I have had the opportunity to pursue my passion for product development and gain extensive experience in Operations Management.”


In 2006, Jeff was promoted to Vice President of Engineering and invited to be a member of the Executive Council. “I am proud to have contributed to the success of Jason International. This is a company with a strong foundation of integrity and is respected in the market for its quality and innovation. Jason International has great potential and I expect the company to continue its success in the future. I look forward to the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.”



Jeff and his wife, Robin, live in Cabot, Arkansas with their 2 children Lexi and Kruz. In his free time Jeff is still a boating enthusiast and loves spending time with his family, staying physically fit, and supporting his church.

5/27/2009 10:25:00 AM

Designer Showcase

We are now accepting submissions for our upcoming Designer Showcase. This will be a new page on our website under the section "Design Professionals" and will feature a different designer each month. The article will show a photo of their work as well as information about them and a link to their design firm's website.

If you are a designer who has used a Jason bath in one of your designs, please submit your information to our website.

5/01/2009 08:35:00 AM

Spotlight on…Our VP of Corporate Development

Jennifer Jacuzzi Peregrin has been an integral part of Jason International for many years. She grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where her father, and our founder, was the president of Jacuzzi Brazil. After graduating from Escola Maria Imaculada, Jennifer returned to the United States to attend Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

Her career of working for the family business goes back to her years in Brazil, where she and her siblings would help out around the office. While in college, she worked during the summer at Jacuzzi Bros. in the accounting department. This experience, along with a gift for strategic planning, encouraged her to pursue a career in accounting. She later received her degree in Business and Economics with an emphasis in accounting from Hendrix.

In 1982, Jason International was founded and Jennifer left Jacuzzi to work for the new family business. By 1990 she was responsible for overseeing numerous departments and was promoted to Vice President of Finance. In 1995 she was again promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations and was responsible for supervising six different departments. As the company continued to grow, Jennifer moved her focus to the Marketing department until her promotion to Vice President of Corporate Development, which she currently holds. When asked about the future of Jason, she responded, “Our approach to growing our business has always been strategic and steady. I see our opportunities as exciting and endless, not only for my generation but the ‘Jason’ generations to come.”

Jennifer is passionate about living well and sharing that lifestyle with others. “Personally, I consider it an honor to be able to contribute to the health and wellness of the world by sharing the benefits of hydrotherapy,” Jennifer says. “At the end of the day I hope to have made a difference in the lives of those I work with as well as those of our customers who have so graciously invited Jason products into their home as a part of their health and wellness regime.”

It was in college that Jennifer met her husband, Daniel M. Peregrin. They have four children, Jacqueline, Daniel, Madison, and Anastasia. While she is proud of all of her professional accomplishments, Jennifer says being a wife and mom are the most rewarding positions she has ever held. She enjoys exercising, cooking, fishing, and exploring new ways to live a healthy and balanced life.

4/29/2009 02:20:00 PM

2009 HD Expo

HD Expo is your connection to the hospitality and design community. This year's show is scheduled for May 14-16, and takes place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chuck Davis, a representative for Jason International, will be at Booth #2775 and will have a Jason RE525 Air-Whirlpool bath on display.

3/18/2009 10:55:00 AM

BITAC and ARDA Show

BITAC International Luxury 2009 is scheduled for March 22-March 24 at Miami Beach, Florida. BITAC (Buyer Interactive Trade Alliance & Conference) brings together the top echelon of purchasing decision makers with executives from the supplier sector to build unparalleled personal and professional relationships. Jason is attending and will be set up at Table #18, so come by and visit with us!

The ARDA Convention and Expo 2009 takes place in Orlando, Florida from March 29 to April 2. The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based professional association representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Jason will be at Booth #1208, and will have an LC635 Air-Whirlpool bath on display.

2/20/2009 03:26:00 PM

Green Initiative Report

On June 26, 2008, Jason International launched a Go Green Initiative to “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” in every area of operation. Reports are coming back from our first six months, and the recordable statistics are as follows:

Paper Recycling:
-We have saved over 50 trees.

Paper Reduction:
-48 less reams of paper purchased than during the same time frame last year.
-Requested to be removed from more than 200 magazine/mailing lists.

Plastic Recycling:
-More than 72 cubic feet of plastic and aluminum collected.


We're very excited about these findings and look forward to continuing this initiative throughout the year.

1/26/2009 10:47:00 AM

Wikipedia Entry

Jason International now has an entry on Wikipedia detailing our company's history, as well as the history of hydrotherapy in general.


Jason International Company - Wikipedia article

There is also an entry for our President, Remo Jacuzzi. This article follows his life and the events leading up to his founding Jason International.

Remo Jacuzzi - Wikipedia article

1/22/2009 09:28:00 AM

Quick User Guide

One of the most popular new tools on our web site has been the interactive “Quick User Guide”, found under the support tab. It has helped bath owners learn to use their keypads quickly, making them satisified customers and is also helping showroom personnel show prospective buyers how easy a Jason bath is to operate as well as an excellent way to help their clients decide between a Standard and Signature Edition bath. They quickly realize the benefits of a Signature Edition just by seeing the options on the control keypad.


Visit the Quick User Guide on our website.

1/21/2009 04:02:00 PM

New Baths for Spring


The first new products of 2009 have been unveiled! We have added to our Carrera™ Collection of Solid Surface baths with the CR527P. It is a rectangle, 60”x32”x24” soaking bath designed to meet the demand for a smaller sized rectangle bath, manufactured from our proprietary Carrera™ composite material.

In our forma™ Collection of minimalist baths, we have added a new rectangle, 66”x36”x22” RC553 bath. It will be available as a Soaking, Air-Masseur® or Air-Whirlpool bath.

1/09/2009 09:13:00 AM

Spotlight on…Our Executive Vice President

As the second-in-command at Jason International, our Executive Vice President, Jerry Prewitt, boasts a long history of managerial experience.

After graduating from high school, Jerry spent a year at Arkansas State University, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. His next three years were spent in the military, where he served two tours in the Vietnam War. He believes very strongly in the importance of military service, and that patriotic spirit continues through the lives of his two sons who have served in the Army, Marines, and Air Force.


Though he considered a career in the military, he decided instead to settle down with his wife, Connie, and finish school. Jerry graduated from Arkansas State University with a BS in Accounting, and went on to work for many years in the hospitality and poultry industries. After working in both California and Colorado, he moved back to Arkansas and served as CFO and eventually COO of Villines Food, Inc.

In 1997, Jerry was hired as the Controller for Jason International. He moved from there into the role of VP of Finance, and in 2007 was promoted to the Executive VP position. Jerry is very confident about the future of Jason. “Although the economy has been tough this past year, especially for the housing industry, Jason remains solid financially,” says Prewitt. “We are a strong company, and are in a much better position than most of our competitors.”

We are proud to have such a confident, capable executive helping to lead our company into the new year. Jerry resides in the Little Rock area with his wife, and in his free time enjoys various shooting sports and hanging out with his grandchildren.