Meet the team
Joe Derence is our fearless leader. He has nearly 35 years of industry experience and after starting his career with a local hot tub manufacturer, he saw that there was a need in the community for a hot tub retailer. Upon starting the business out of his garage, he is the definition of entrepreneur and has successfully grown his company to be the best hot tub store on the entire Western Slope of Colorado. This year will mark his 33rd anniversary since starting the company in 1985 and is starting to look to the future of retirement and enjoying his days golfing, camping and riding his Harley across the country. Joe thrives on the feeling he gets when he can help a senior citizen who struggles with severe arthritis or fibromyalgia and the impact it has on their lives. “I want to change the way people look at hot tubs. I came from a time when hot tubs where a luxury and a party item. As I age myself, I know the importance of hydrotherapy and that hot tubs save lives every day. I get so much enjoyment from knowing that I’m helping others and have been most of my life.” Joe has accomplished so much from so little and is truly a pioneer in the community. He has supported many great causes within the community from local youth programs to community projects and one of his greatest fulfillment’s is participating the the annual “Hot tubs for Hospice” promotion where he donates $100 for every spa sold in the month to the Western Slope Hospice now known as Hope West. Hot Water Productions has donated nearly $15,000 to the organization since the start of the event. Four time Territory Dealer of the Year (2004, 2008, 2015 & 2017)with HotSpring Spas and 2009 retailer of the year with the local Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to have Joe as our President and for paving the way to success all these years!
Paul has been part of the family business since he was in diapers. Helping others get in hot water is what he was born to do! After high school and attending college on the front range he continued doing what he loves to do by working for another fellow Hotspring dealer while going to school. It became apparent that this was a career he wanted to continue to pursue and moved back to his hometown of Montrose to work with his father and help run the business. Paul takes great pride in his work and gives 100% of his effort to provide quality products and services to his clients. Health and wellness is a very important part of his lifestyle and he enjoys helping others understand the many wonderful benefits that come with owning his products. When he isn’t at work, he spends his time with his wife and two boys enjoying all the great activities that surround the area. He loves to play ice hockey, ride his bike, and challenges himself daily with his new passion of cross fit. After enduring a major leg injury last year, staying active and using a hot tub on a daily basis has become a necessity to offer the best quality of life possible. “It’s not a luxury, its a matter of wellness” Whether a new customer or existing, Paul is always available to provide his nearly two decades of knowledge and assistance to everyone he can! Can’t find him at the store? Call him on his cell any time, anywhere and he’s there to help. His passion for getting others in hot water is what drives the company and motivates others to be the best they can be.
Lead Service and Delivery
T.R. has been a part of the Hot Water Productions team for over 17 years! T.R has been factory trained and certified by HotSpring twice during his tenure and is passionate about solving problems and helping out his customers. He knows hot tubs in and out, and can get the job done right the first time, saving our customers time and money! As an avid hunter, mountain biker, dirt biker and overall wild man, he unwinds at the end of each day in his HotSpring Jetsetter.
Kathy has been a part of the Hot Water Productions team as a relaxation specialist since 2016. Kathy’s product knowledge allows her to help you find the right products for your needs. There doesn’t seem to be a day that goes by that Kathy isn’t willing to learn and share her positive outlook with her fellow staff members, and to each and every customer who walks through the door, or calls in. She takes great pride in her work and is always ready to help you get into some hot water!
Cole has been a part of the Hot Water Productions team since 2017. His past experience in the hospitality industry along with technical trade as a mechanic give him a great blend of skills to provide excellent customer service and diagnostic ability while in the field. Cole is gifted in the fields of Plumbing, Electrical, Welding, Carpentry, Automotive Mechanics, and Hydraulics. With skills like these, Cole is a valuable member of the Hot Water Production’s team.
Cole is a certified factory trained technician from Watkins Manufacturing and enjoys the experience of providing new, or existing hot tub owners with the ability to enhance his or her wellness on a daily basis. Cole is always willing to go the extra mile to make a customer’s experience with Hot Water Productions a positive one.
When Cole isn’t servicing our spa / pool customers, Cole enjoys fishing, camping, jeeping, mountain biking, and R/C Models. Cole also enjoys spending time with his wife who works as a Medical Assistant at Community Hospital, and his 5-year-old grandson who is the apple of Cole’s eye!
Jerry is Hot Water Production’s newest team member. Jerry has been with us since the beginning of 2018. Jerry is always ready and willing to help out where he is needed.
When Jerry isn’t installing hot tubs, or re-conditioning hot tubs for resale, Jerry enjoys camping and hiking in the beautiful surroundings of the Western Slope. Jerry is also an avid Notre Dame Football fan.
Jerry is the proud parent to an 11-year-old son that makes him proud on a daily basis.