Name: Derek Rogers
Title: Owner, Aqua Therapy Tubs
Married/Single: Happily married for 4 years.
Kids: no human kids, only dogs
City you live in: Phoenix
A typical day in my life includes… finding balance between running a company and spending time with my family.
I was born… on Labor Day in 1976.
My favorite thing about Arizona… I have been here 34 years and continue to find new places that amaze me.
I’m listening to… “It Takes What It Takes” audio book.
My family… all live within 30 minutes of me and are exceptional people.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… my grandfather who passed 15 years ago.
One thing I cannot live without… quality time with my family.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… an architect.
I’m inspired by… helping people stay in their homes safely and comfortably.
The one person who motivates me is… my wife.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… the amount of conflict and war.
The perfect day would be… having coffee with my wife while cuddling our dogs, run a few appointments for customers in need.
My first job was… cleaning my dad’s offices when I was 13 years old.
My favorite escape… at a cabin in the pine trees with my wife and dogs.
My life… is constantly evolving and gets better every day.
I’m currently working on… educating disabled veterans about benefits available to them through the VA.
Never… get complacent
Favorite Quote… “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today” – Will Rogers
Biggest Dream… to own 10 acres in the pine trees with an off-grid cabin next to a flowing river.
My Pet Peeve(s)… Poor grammar
More About Derek Rogers:
I own Aqua Therapy Tubs which specializes in accessibility and safety bathroom remodeling projects. From installing grab bars, walk-in tubs, and showers to full bathroom renovations for wheelchair accessibility, we provide solutions to modify any existing bathroom to accommodate someone with disabilities or special needs.
I used to help my grandfather, who was a WWII veteran, bathe in his later years. He was a proud man and didn’t want anyone to help him – but he needed it. I knew very little about the accessibility space when he was alive. About seven years ago, I decided to start a company offering bathtubs and safety options to give people like my grandfather the independence and dignity they deserved when mobility is compromised.
My company has since evolved into a full-service bathroom renovation company specializing in safety and accessibility. Since COVID-19, we have worked with the VA to set up a virtual HISA grant application process to limit exposure for our disabled veteran customers. We are proud to help veterans get a free shower and other modifications completely paid for through the VA program.