Bullfrog Spas Timeline

Bullfrog Beginnings and Important Events

1989
Inventor David Ludlow conceives the JetPak Technology concept while working on a means to create the world’s first leak-proof hot tub.

1996
David Ludlow establishes Bullfrog International, LC in Salt Lake City, Utah and commences to design a six-person spa with six JetPaks and two pumps.

1997
Receives safety listing certification from Underwriters Laboratories.

1998
Receives first of six U.S. patents for JetPak technology.

1998
Product line of six spa models formally debuted in New Orleans at the NSPI Show.

2002
Recognized as the 4th fastest growing company in Utah.

2003
Signs exclusive license agreement with SCS Industries for the manufacturing and distribution of the Bullfrog product line in Australasia.

2003
Completes new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bluffdale, Utah.

2003
Bullfrog expands its market by launching the Tadpole Hot Tub brand.

2004
Receives prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young for the manufacturing category.

2004
David Ludlow inducted into the National Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

2005
For the fourth year running, Bullfrog is ranked as one of Utah’s Top 100 Fastest
Growing companies.

2005
Enters into private label agreement with Villeroy & Boch for distribution of JetPak-equipped spas in Europe.

2006
Receives compliance listing for appliance energy efficiency with the California Energy Commission.

Accomplishments

 

best of class award best hot tub 2012 top hot tub 2011 Best of State best pool and spa

Safety

 

U.S. Patents

5,754,989, 5,987,663, 6,000,073, 6,092,246, 6,256,805, 6,543,067.
Additional Patent Pending.
New Zealand: 334,093.
Other Patents Pending: 13 additional countries.