A Name Game

A few weeks ago, Bob Coakley went on a local sales call in Harrisonburg, Va. A customer scheduled a home service consultation with his company—Water Works Water Treatment Inc.—so Coakley brought along his top-selling equipment.

“Our big thing now is total home water protection,” Coakley said. “When we come out to your home, we talk to you about how water affects you in all areas of the house.”

About The Author: 

Leslie Streicher is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Streicher can be reached at lstreicher@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
June 15, 2011
Activation Date: 
June 15, 2011
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22840

A Diverse Appeal

Thirty years ago, Dean Lewis was a sales manager for a coin-operated laundry company in Colorado. Steeped in a declining market, laundry service no longer seemed like a viable career, so Lewis answered an ad for a sales position at a local Culligan dealership—and he was hired.

About The Author: 

Leslie Streicher is associate editor for Water Quality Products. Streicher can be reached at lstreicher@sgcmail.com or 847.954.7922.

Publication Date: 
May 18, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 18, 2011
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22779

Strong Relationships, Strong Business

Rich Anderson spent years in the corporate world, most recently as the vice president of sales for Aquion Water Treatment Products, before becoming founder and CEO of ClearView Water LLC, in Denver in 2009.

About The Author: 

Rebecca Wilhelm is the former managing editor for Water Quality Products. For more information, contact Kate Cline at kcline@sgcmail.com.

Publication Date: 
April 20, 2011
Activation Date: 
April 20, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22712

All in the Details

Started in 1988, Dunbar Water/Mr. H2O Pumps and Filters began as a simple operation, with founder Carl Dunbar working out of his home and using his Subaru to make sales calls. Since then, a “can-do” attitude and a dedication to providing excellent customer service have helped the business grow. Today, it has 10 employees, a fleet of six vehicles and a 2,400-sq-ft warehouse with an office and showroom. It is also the exclusive Evolve Dealer for Water-Right in southern Maine.

Publication Date: 
March 16, 2011
Activation Date: 
March 16, 2011
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22602

Crafting a Legacy

A Proud History

Some dealers join the water industry because it is what their father did, what his father did, and so on. It is certainly inspiring to hear of a dealer continuing a family legacy, but it is even more inspiring to see a dealer beginning a legacy by making a name for himself in the industry and crafting a business that can be passed on to his descendants.

About The Author: 

Rebecca Wilhelm is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Wilhelm can be reached at bwilhelm@sgcmail.com or at 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
February 22, 2011
Activation Date: 
February 22, 2011
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22547

A Tradition of Excellence

Founded in 1938, CWT-Culligan was the first Culligan USA franchise. Over the last seven decades, the company has seen its share of change, but one thing stays consistent: its commitment to both its customers and employees.

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

Publication Date: 
January 25, 2011
Activation Date: 
January 25, 2011
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
22472