Growing up on a family farm, Chuck Minott enjoyed tinkering with tools and all things mechanical. He continued to hone his technical knack through college, earning a degree in electrical engineering technology. After stints with IBM and a hospital corporation, Minott then brought this skill set to the water treatment industry, launching his career with a large manufacturer’s franchise in 1978.
A committed personal service approach leads to a satisfied customer base
Hard work, creative advertising and customer service help this California dealer keep growing
Dennis Martin’s success story is a classic tale of hard work and quality service. As owner of his namesake company, Martin Water Conditioning, he remembers when it was just himself with one other employee, working out of his garage in Myerstown, Pa.
That was 37 years ago.
Martin Water Conditioning prides itself on its knowledgeable employees
Mike Guidara reflects on why owning a small water business beats working for the big guys
Our Industry Forecast section includes predictions for 2010 from key players within the industry. To get a dealer’s perspective on what lies ahead in 2010, WQP Managing Editor Rebecca Wilhelm spoke to Vincent “Vince” Kent, MP, CWS-I, CI, president of Abendroth Water Conditioning in Fort Atkinson, Wis., and 2009-2010 WQA president.