Kate Cline is editor-in-chief of WQP. Cline can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1007.
Water Quality Products is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Dealer of the Year award: Kathy, Dennis and Tom Warwick of West Carolina Water Treatment!
West Carolina Water Treatment was featured as the December 2013 Dealer of the Month in the article “From Customer to Dealer.” Earlier this month, WQP sent out a survey to a sampling of readers, allowing them to make their pick for Dealer of the Year from the 12 Dealers of the Month featured in 2013.
The Warwicks’ path to becoming water treatment professionals is a bit unusual: Before they were owners of West Carolina Water Treatment, they were its customers. They opted to buy the dealership, located in Waynesville, N.C., from former owners Jack and Joyce Brown in 2009.
In the last four years, the dealership has met the challenges of the ailing economy, utilizing a variety of techniques to gain new customers, from local advertising to taking on customers from dealership that had closed down. The company has embraced green chemical-free treatment systems to help remedy the wide variety of water quality issues present in western North Carolina.
Please join me in congratulating the Warwicks—and a special thanks to all our Dealers of the Month for 2013.