Knowledge is Power

CD Environmental owner and Manager Charlie Dill traveled a long road before reaching his final destination. He began working in the construction field — first in excavating and then in framing houses. Nine years ago his family started a plumbing and contracting business, and it was while working in plumbing that Dill began to see the importance of water treatment not just in new homes, but also in existing homes. It was from this experience that CD Environmental was born.

Broad Business

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Indiana company’s foundation in construction and plumbing helps to create water solutions

About The Author: 

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
March 29, 2013
Activation Date: 
March 29, 2013

Educate & Communicate

Fogt Water Conditioning in Anna, Ohio, has been locally owned and operated since Richard Fogt opened the business in 1959. In 1980, Jim and Betty Miars purchased the company from Fogt, but kept the original name. Jim died 10 years ago and Betty has since turned over office management duties to her daughter.

Today, Fogt Water Conditioning has three employees, all of whom are members of the Miars family. The company offers sales and rentals of water softeners, reverse osmosis (RO) systems, and salt sales and delivery. They provide service within a 50-mile radius.

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Ohio dealer encourages education and communication for business successs

About The Author: 

Amy McIntosh is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
March 13, 2013

When Art Meets Water

Quality Water Conditioning Inc. is a 56-year-old company in Woodstock, Ill., that services mostly domestic customers in McHenry County, Ill. — only about 5% of its business comes from the commercial industry. While the company has a conventional history of water conditioning, its president, Craig Grant, comes from a more artistic background. Grant, who earned a master’s degree in art history, transitioned into the family business after graduate school, as his family expanded and required more income.

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From art history to water conditioning and treatment, Craig Grant manages to continue the success of the family-owned water conditioning business

About The Author: 

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
February 19, 2013
Activation Date: 
February 19, 2013

Thompson Pump Launches Social Media Program

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Thompson Pump
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Social media program designed to provide the company with a greater online presence

Thompson Pump announced the launch of a social media program designed to provide the company with a greater online presence, as well as improve stakeholder communications and corporate branding.

Pump enthusiasts are encouraged to access and join the following Thompson Pump social media channels:

Publication Date: 
January 23, 2013

The LeverEdge Names New President

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The LeverEdge
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Robert G. Bennett named president of the LeverEdge

Robert G. Bennett, CWS VI, CI, was named president of the LeverEdge, a national OEM and distribution company based in Odessa, Fla. Bennett, a 30-year veteran of the water treatment industry, has been with the company since 2006, most recently as its executive vice president. The 34-year-old company expects him to lead the expansion into the water treatment and solar thermal markets.

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Publication Date: 
January 9, 2013

WaterGroup & Pentair Extend Distribution Agreement

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WaterGroup
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Fleck valve distribution agreement for Canadian marketplace renewed through 2016

WaterGroup and Pentair Residential Filtration announced a renewed exclusive Fleck valve distribution agreement for the Canadian marketplace through 2016.

“This is an important bellwether for WaterGroup as we continue our partnership with Pentair as their exclusive distributor of Fleck valves in Canada," said Ryan Kirk, vice president and general manager for WaterGroup. "We have proudly promoted Fleck valves with our core WaterGroup brands and view this agreement as recognition of our loyalty and ongoing sales support for Fleck’s valves in Canada.”

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Publication Date: 
January 7, 2013

A Family Legacy

The story of Pristine Water Treatment in Stafford, Va., begins with a postcard.

In the early 1970s, Electrolux salesman Dan Hager received a postcard in the mail soliciting water treatment dealers in the state of Virginia. After contacting the company, Dan went to work the next day, going door-to-door selling RainSoft equipment.

“He went out and made all kinds of sales. He came home and threw a wad of cash on the table and told my mom that he was going to like this business,” said Michelle Hager, Dan’s daughter and co-owner of Pristine Water Treatment.

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Family-owned Virginia water treatment company puts customers first

About The Author: 

Amy McInstosh is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7966.

Publication Date: 
January 2, 2013
Activation Date: 
January 2, 2013

Large Enough to Serve, Small Enough to Care

Crescent Hills Water, in Colleyville, Texas, is a small, family-owned company with just five employees. Four of those employees are Terry Williams, president and owner, his daughter Ashley, office manager, and his nephew and brother-in-law, both technicians. Despite the small support staff, the company can boast that it provides point-of-use (POU) systems to some of the largest companies in northern Texas.

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A small, family-owned drinking water company proves that bigger is not always better

About The Author: 

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
December 17, 2012
Activation Date: 
December 17, 2012

Honesty Is the Best Policy

Pacific Purification Inc. was created in 2004 as a branch of Dougherty Pump & Drilling Inc., a central California well drilling and pump business. The company wanted to develop an organization specifically devoted to water treatment and the manufacturing of treatment equipment for the biodiesel industry, mining operations, agricultural operations and the silicon chip industry. Thus, Pacific Purification Inc. was born.

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California dealership bases its business practices on a foundation of trust and training

About The Author: 

Williette Nyanue is assistant editor for Water Quality Products. Nyanue can be reached at wnyanue@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
October 31, 2012
Activation Date: 
October 31, 2012

Efficient & Eco-Friendly

Stepping to the helm of a business is always an exciting challenge – but doing it on the eve of the biggest recession the U.S. has experienced in decades makes the challenge that much more arduous.

That is the situation Jessica and Ben Larson, owners of Indianapolis Soft Water Service Inc., faced when they purchased the business from Jessica’s father in 2006. Despite the challenges, the couple has successfully steered the business through the tough economic times while also staying true to their commitment to environmental responsibility.

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Indiana dealership tackles the economy with an eye on water conservation

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor for Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007. Additional reporting provided by Assistant Editor Nicole Bowling.

Publication Date: 
September 28, 2012
Activation Date: 
September 28, 2012