Staff Profile: Ricky Hiner
photo: Ricky and family
Length of time at IHT: Since April, 2003: Almost 14 years!
My job at IHT: I have done almost everything, I started cleaning showrooms and offices, became a sales assistant and moved into sales, did bookkeeping, scheduling, deliveries, service, and currently I am the Operations and Finance Manager.
Inspiration to work in hot tub industry: Starting here at 16, over the years I saw how people loved what we provide that enhances their lives. What a great product and industry to be a part of.
Hometown: Colorado native – Aurora
College: Metro (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Sports Team: Nuggets & Avalanche
Favorite thing about Colorado: The weather: the 4 seasons and number of days of sunshine.
Why do you love hot tubs? It is a great way for people to relax, for families to come together and it has great health benefits.
Favorite food: Steak and anything home cooked.
Favorite vacation spot: Family lake house in Iowa
Favorite hobby: Sports and hanging out with friends and family.
Favorite thing about IHT: The family environment of the small company. It’s like a little home.
Bucket list item: Stay at one of the floating resort houses in Bora Bora.
Favorite place to eat: Del Friscos
Best concert ever: No Doubt at Fiddler’s Green
Favorite season: Summer and Fall
Hot tub advice to fans: It’s simple, don’t over think taking care of it. Use it to relax and not worry.
What is your go-to place people must see in Denver/Colorado: Red Rocks or anywhere in the mountains.
What would readers be surprised to know about me: I water ski more than I snow ski because of the lake house.
Even though Ricky’s parents currently own IHT, at the time he started his father was the GM and bought the company in 2005. Ricky started cleaning showrooms and learning the business from the bottom up while he was still in high school. He learned and earned every step of the way and once his Father bought IHT, he made it his goal to understand every aspect of the business. He is our “go to” person for almost everything IHT. He has become an integral part of our IHT culture and family.