About Us

Mountain Hot Tub has been the best choice in Bozeman for almost 40 years. Established in 1979 by Tom Walker and Scott Smith, MHT started out installing redwood hot tubs, building them one at a time. The company now is one of the most successful of its kind in the country. Recognized by Aqua Magazine as one of the Top 100 pool and spa dealers several times over, MHT was inducted into the Aqua 100 Hall of Fame in 2005.

Kelly King

Co-Owner & President

Kelly King

Co-Owner & President


Moved to Bozeman in 1995 to join the Mountain Hot Tub team. Became the owner of the company in 2014. Happily married in 2009 to Shirley, who runs the company with me.

Started out in the hot tub business as a service technician in 1989, owned a hot tub service company and managed hot tub stores in Helena, Boise, Idaho Falls and Vail, CO.

Served 6 years in the Navy in the nuclear power division, operating the electrical power plant on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Sailed all over the world while learning everything I would need to know to be able to fix a hot tub in my next life.

Love living in Bozeman where I can enjoy the outdoors fishing, canoeing, and riding my motorcycle with Shirley across the West. Especially enjoy spending time in my home town of Spencer, Idaho where we regularly rendezvous with my family, including my 3 children: Nate, Stephany and Adam, and my 4 grandchildren: Alyssa, Alivia, Hayden and Allison.

It has been a privilege to work with Tom and Scott at Mountain Hot Tub. I have worked with Tom as his general manager since 2001, after Scott was taken from us in an accident. The culture of Mountain Hot Tub is one of respect, humility and patience and our unwritten mission statement has always been “Blow people away with service and sell [lots] of spas”.

Shirley and I enjoy using our Hot Spring Envoy NXT to unwind at the end of the day and reconnect under the star filled night sky. It’s also a great time watching the grandkids play in the hot tub when they come to visit – 4 smiling faces in the steam rising from the hot water on a cold winter day just can’t be beat!

We hope that if you are considering owning your own hot tub that you would stop by and visit with us. I believe that there is nobody that can provide a better experience for you in choosing the right spa and making it something you will enjoy having.

Shirley King

Co-Owner & Admin Support

Shirley King

Co-Owner & Admin Support


I am happily married to Kelly King, the other co-owner.

Previously worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 20 years and the Gallatin County Detention Center for 2 years. United States Navy Corpsman for 4 years.

Enjoy fishing, hiking, canoeing, camping and motorcycling (as a passenger on my husband’s bike) in the summer. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing in Spencer, ID in the winter.

Enjoy soaking & relaxing in our Hot Spring Envoy NXT almost every day!

Looking forward to meeting our current and future hot tub customers in the store or at any of our store events!

Kathryn H.

Controller for all locations

Kathryn H.

Controller for all locations


Been with MHT since 2010

I love my bean counter job and associating with those who work here

I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren (not enough grandkids yet)

I have a Vanguard that we all love.

I have found joy in gathering my family history back to Norway and Germany.

We have a shelter dog, mostly Australian shepherd.

I am an active busy member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Holly R.

Administrative Support for all locations

Holly R.

Administrative Support for all locations


Been with MHT since 2005.
I enjoy camping and skiing with my family.

My hot tub is a Limelight Pulse. I love the rotary jets!

I love living in Bozeman and enjoy all the activities it has to offer for my family and myself!

Nancy L.

Inventory and Accounts Receivable

Nancy L.

Inventory and Accounts Receivable


Jeff B.

Sales & Customer Service

Jeff B.

Sales & Customer Service


Been with MHT since 2001.

I have a 2003 Hot Spring Vanguard with Spaudio that I soak in every morning before work, with a cup of coffee!

My nickname is Cowabunga!

I am an avid snowboarder, fly fisherman and mountain biker. I was also in the premier issue of Snowboarder Magazine, back when I lived in Big Sky MT!

I have 4 kids: 2 girls, Destiny and Stara; and 2 boys, Dylan and Chase.

I also have 4 furry kids! 2 dogs named Baxter and Roxie, plus two cats named Dewey and Oreo.

Jerimiah R.

Sales, Social Media & Customer Service

Jerimiah R.

Sales, Social Media & Customer Service


I came to Bozeman and joined the Mountain Hot Tub team in 2006. I’ve found the Bozeman are to be a beautiful place to live and play. Working with the team at Mountain Hot Tub is both enjoyable and rewarding!

I spent many of my years in the hot Arizona summers in Phoenix and Tucson where I worked in law enforcement in the Tucson area before moving to Montana.

I enjoy hunting, shooting sports, off-road driving and spending time with my three kids (we love snow sledding)!

I enjoy hot tubbing whenever I can as I find it amazingly relaxing! However, I personally own a Far-Infrared & Traditional combination sauna and love it! I truly believe that heat therapy through hot water immersion or sauna can truly benefit your life.

I enjoy helping customers find peace and relaxation in their hot tub! Periodically you’ll find me teaching one of several free water care classes Mountain Hot Tub provides to it’s customers each year. Simply selling a “product” isn’t good enough for me. I believe that taking the time to educate our customers helps them more easily manage their hot tubs and enjoy them that much more!

My favorite hot tub model is the Hot Spring Jetsetter NXT! I find this spa to have great massage therapy in a small package!

Mark B.

Service & Delivery Tech

Mark B.

Service & Delivery Tech


Been with MHT since 201
My favorite hot tub is the Envoy NXT!

I love hunting, fishing, being a Dad and watching the Dallas Cowboys.

My favorite part of working at Mountain Hot Tub is that we are one big, happy family!

Gimel

Service & Delivery Coordinator

Gimel

Service & Delivery Coordinator


Been with MHT since 2012

I enjoy soaking with my husband and 2 kids in our Sovereign – I’m a Hot Tubber!!

Someday I hope to get a new Vanguard.

I love photography, garage sales/thrift shopping, and watching movies with my family at home.

Tanner G.

Delivery & Service Tech

Tanner G.

Delivery & Service Tech


Been with MHT since 2013

Proud member of the National Guard for over 2 years. I am a Cav Scout and I get to drive a Bradley

My favorite hot tub, hands down, is the Envoy NXT

My hobbies are shooting guns, 4 wheeling and BBQ’s

I’ve been to Tahiti and want to visit Thailand and Australia someday!

Mark M.

Delivery & Service Tech

Jerimiah R.

Delivery & Service Tech


Been with MHT since 2014

I have an Envoy NXT and I love it!

I am from Bozeman Montana.

I enjoy fishing, spending time with my family, working on cars and sitting in my hot tub!

Jake S.

Service & Delivery Tech – Butte MT

Jake S.

Service & Delivery Tech – Butte MT


Been with MHT since 2007

My parents have managed Mountain Hot Tub in Butte for over 20 years, so I feel like I have been raised around the hot tub industry.

Over the years I have become a Factory Certified Technician.

I have been sitting in hot tubs since I was 3 years old!

In my free time I enjoy hunting, camping, and fishing in Montana. I use my hot tub every morning and every evening. It is just a great way for me to start and end my busy days!

I really enjoy working with the customers and look forward to growing with Mountain Hot Tub. Some of the highlights of my day are dealing with the customers.

Charli W.

Sales & Customer Service – Butte MT

Charli W.

Salse & Customer Service – Butte MT


Been with MHT since 2008

Over the years I have participated in several sales, marketing & educational seminars to better assist customers in finding the perfect hot tub for their needs!

I have been sitting in hot tubs since I was a toddler, and I enjoy soaking with my family in our Grandee hot tub that we have had for many years.

I really enjoy my hot tub after a long weekend of camping in MT and especially in the winter after hitting the slopes all day!

I enjoy working for Mountain Hot Tub and can envision myself working here for many years to come!

Stephen S.

Store & Service Manager – Butte MT

Stephen S.

Store & Service Manager – Butte MT


Been with MHT since 1989.

I have worked in all aspects of the spa industry (service, sales and everything in between) for over 25 years.

My hobbies include cooking, hiking, biking and all other outdoor activies.

My passions are guns and aircraft!

Eric R.

Store & Service Manager – Helena MT

Eric R.

Store & Service Manager – Helena MT


Been with MHT since 2001.

Working for the Hot Tub Capital of the World for over 13 years has been an amazing experience!

I was born and raised in Helena, MT.

I love watching sports especially the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. I also enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, vacationing, going to the beach (my family and I love the water), and golfing.

I have two amazing kids. Austin is 9 and Jackson is 2. I really enjoy going to activities with them and sometimes I also coach my sons teams. My wife Renee has been lucky enough to be with me for over 15 years!

Hot Tubs are great and you should buy one if you are reading this.

Rob T.

Service Coordinator

Rob T.

Service Coordinator


Began my hot tub career in 1989 at MHT as service and delivery crew. Went on to manage the service department until 1994. Left MHT to begin building custom swimming pools and commercial spas and pools. I have also spent some time fabricating and installing custom granite as well as a few years as a service advisor for Bozeman Audi and for JC Billion.

Returned to MHT in 2014 as service and delivery coordinator.

I love living in Montana and enjoy the beauty and splendor of “The Last Best Place”.

Besides hot tubbing, hiking, camping, exploring, and skiing, I love to scuba dive and travel to do that as often as possible. “If I don’t see you in the mountains, I will see you on the beach!”

Daniel C.

Valet Services

Daniel C.

Valet Services


Clint S.

Sales & Customer Service

Clint S.

Sales & Customer Service


I have lived in Montana for nearly my entire life and returned to Mountain Hot Tub after a 15 month stay in Seattle, Washington. I started at MHT in 2002 and am so happy to be back in Bozeman.

Everyone should have a hot tub and you will feel better when you do!

When I am not working I love to play and write music with my wife, who is a great jazz singer.

I have three amazing kids: Brielle is 6, Gibson is almost 3 and Gavin is 1.

I love to chase wildlife and fly fish and have always been involved in youth sports in one way or another having coached and officiated at all levels.

You might see me on the baseball field this summer umpiring the area American Legion Baseball teams.

I also am a firm believer in the golf course being my second office!

Unwinding in a hot tub really does improve your quality of life and I look forward to helping you find one that meets your specific needs.

Lili S.

Service Coordinator

Lili S.

Service Coordinator


Ben R.

Sales Manager

Ben R.

Sales Manager


I have been with MHT since 2016.

I love the Jetsetter NXT most of all, because of the Moto-Massage, ACE Salt System, and Bluetooth music package.

If I’m not working at Mountain Hot Tub, you’ll find me with my wife and son walking our two Jack Russell Terriers, driving my Landcruiser in the woods, hiking, rock hounding or grilling.

I am from Montana, did a brief stint in Minnesota, but consider myself a Bozeman Native.

Bozeman, MT is the place for me for many reasons, one being that it is The Hot Tub Capital of the World!

Jonathan “JJ” L.

Delivery Technician

Jonathan “JJ” L.

Delivery Technician


Carli K.

Sales & Customer Service

Carli K.

Sales & Customer Service


I’m 28 years old with a Business Management Degree from Helena College. I love to sing and I will sing all day!

I have two amazing fur babies and we love to hike, and swim all over Montana.

I love Mountain Hot Tub, because it isn’t a job to me. I get to have fun and take care of people on a daily basis.

Patrick F.

Service & Delivery

Patrick F.

Service & Delivery


I have been with mountain hot tub since 2015.

Our spas are some of the best in the world but I have to say I love the Pearl White shell most of all. The Pearl White shell is the prettiest under the open Montana sky at night and really helps to accentuate the lights on the inside of spas.

When I am not at work with one of the best teams in Montana, I am spending time with my family, hiking, fishing, and hunting. These activities are only a few of the great ways I enjoy my time in Montana with my wife and son.

After a long day of hiking, there is nothing better than sitting in our hot tub relaxing and improving our wellness.

Living in Helena is the best and working for Mountain Hot Tub is the cherry on top of what is already an excellent lifestyle.

Max B.

Marketing Manager

Max B.

Marketing Manager


Joel J.

Delivery Technician

Joel J.

Delivery Technician


Jared D.

Service Tech

Jared D.

Service Tech


Daniel D.

Warehouse Coordinator

Daniel D.

Warehouse Coordinator


Jaron N.

Delivery Technician

Jaron N.

Delivery & Service Tech


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Mountain Hot Tub Awards

  • 1995 Dealer of the Year
  • 2002 Scott Smith Superior Customer Satisfaction named after co-founder
  • 7 times Aqua 100 Award (Aqua Magazine (top 100 Pool and Spa dealers in America) Aqua Magazine Hall of Fame Dealer (fewer than 70 Pool and Spa dealers)
  • 5 times Territory Dealer of the Year
  • Superior Customer Service Awards
  • Professional Marketing awards
  • 2017 Star Ratings USA Dealer of the Year

The Right Company

Choosing the right company to buy your hot tub from is as important as choosing the right brand of hot tub. We want to share with you some of the things that we feel make Mountain Hot Tub the best choice.

Experience

We are #1. Nobody in Montana has more experience in the hot tub business as Mountain Hot Tub. Our staff has an average of over 8 years experience, many of whom have over 10 years, and some have over 20 years of making their living in the hot tub world.

Established in 1979, founders Tom Walker and Scott Smith started out building the original redwood hot tubs. The company has grown into one of the top dealers not only in Montana, but we are recognized throughout the country as one of the best retailers specializing in hot tubs.

Integrity and commitment

When co-founder Scott Smith passed away in 2001, Hot Spring Spas created the Scott Smith Superior Customer Satisfaction Award. We continue to hold up the high standards that earned that credit, doing the right thing for our customers and keeping to our word.

We support our community in many ways, including our support of Montana Special Olympics. Every year we provide a hot tub for the brave folks that raise money for them and then jump in the icy water during their annual Polar Plunge event.

Care for our environment

By having a trained staff with the best products available for water care, we ensure that hot tubbers are getting the longest possible life of the water in their spa with the least amount of chemicals. Using Silk Balance or the new Ace Salt Water System can extend the water life even longer. These products are only available at the very best hot tub dealers in the country.

Our company uses recycling for our packaging and paper products and we strive to operate with as little paper as possible, for example using electronic payment methods and email as much as we can, which our customers like for ease and convenience.

We have also updated our service fleet with more fuel efficient vehicles that can carry more product on board, requiring fewer trips to do the job right.

The spas that we carry are the most energy efficient brands on the market today and are all certified to comply with the California Energy Commission standards.

Our History

  • Established as a corporation in 1979 in Bozeman. We?ve had the same phone number ever since.
  • Moved into the current location on West Main Street in Bozeman in 1989.
  • Opened our Butte location in 1989.
  • Opened our Helena location in 1993.
  • Opened our five thousand square foot Service Center and Warehouse in Bozeman in 2003.

We strive everyday to exceed our customer expectations and provide the best hot tub ownership experience. We know everyone says they are the best and at the risk of bragging, here are some results of our dedication and industry professionalism:


Hot Spring Awards and Honors

Consumers Digest Best Buy
Hot Spring Spas is the only hot tub manufacturer to have one of its hot tubs named a Best Buy each of the seven times Consumers Digest has rated spas, most recently the Aria® spa (1986, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2007, 2011)

 

awward2ISO Certified
The Highlife™ collection is certified by Lloyd’s Register to be in accordance with ISO 9001:2008, the highest international standard for design and manufacturing excellence

 

award3SpaSearch Certification
For providing a superior ownership experience, Hot Spring has earned the SpaSearch Certification every year since the award’s inception in 2005.


Recognition in Energy Savings

  • ENVY Award for energy efficient hot tub design (2008). Awarded by INDESIGN Institute for Innovative Design (a research and development institute near Munich, Germany).
  • All Hot Spring Spas are certified to the California Energy Commission (CEC)

fyp-winner-100x96The State of California Flex Your Power award was given to the Hot Spring Manufacturing facility for leadership in energy-efficient manufacturing operations (2008).


Special Olympics Plunge

For several years now, MHT has helped Montana Special Olympics with their annual Polar Plunge events in Bozeman and Helena. We provide a hot tub full of hot water for the brave but cold fundraisers that jump in the frozen lakes to raise money for this very special organization. Here are links to some of these events: