Dealer of the Month Profiles

May 3, 2013
I could truthfully state that I was a door-to-door salesperson — for one whole day. I shadowed a security system salesperson to gain an accurate view...
May 3, 2013
Membrane processes can be classified in many ways, based on nature, structure or driving force. Hydrostatic pressure differences are used in...
May 2, 2013
Stated simply, hard water is water that is hard to lather, and soft water is not. A more technically accurate definition of soft water describes the...
May 2, 2013
If you attended the WQA Aquatech USA 2013 tradeshow in Indianapolis in April, you heard about many exciting topics, but probably none that have been...
May 2, 2013
Recently, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) released the results of a survey it commissioned on homeowners’ opinions on water quality and treatment. The...
April 11, 2013
Regular water well cleaning is vital for maintaining acceptable water quality and operational efficiency, and lowering maintenance costs. Water...
April 11, 2013
It is no secret that every business wants to find the magic solution that will profitably increase business year over year. We have all sought that...
March 29, 2013
In my travels across North America over the years, I have observed and documented the characteristics of people and companies to develop profiles. In...
March 29, 2013
Ongoing drought conditions in many parts of the U.S. are impacting water treatment systems using well water and municipal water alike. This can be...
March 29, 2013
CD Environmental owner and Manager Charlie Dill traveled a long road before reaching his final destination. He began working in the construction...
March 21, 2013
The water treatment world is getting ready to gather in Indianapolis for WQA Aquatech USA 2013. Focused on the point-of-use/point-of-entry industry...
March 20, 2013
Since our son was diagnosed with autism, I have had the chance to speak to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations. My message is, essentially: Greed...
March 20, 2013
The story of Pristine Water Treatment in Stafford, Va., begins with a postcard. In the early 1970s, Electrolux salesman Dan Hager received a postcard...
March 15, 2013
Many owners of companies large and small assume that most consumers do not need financing, or believe that if they cannot pay for something outright...
March 15, 2013
The “F-word” — “financing” — provokes different reactions from different dealers. Some shout it from the street corners, embracing it and making it a...
March 15, 2013
In today’s residential water treatment market, competition for customers is becoming fiercer. It is a challenge to stay ahead of the competition. In...
March 13, 2013
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...
February 19, 2013
Quality Water Conditioning Inc. is a 56-year-old company in Woodstock, Ill., that services mostly domestic customers in McHenry County, Ill. — only...
February 5, 2013
The Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Gold Seal product certification program continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of the industry. This is being...
February 5, 2013
In my last article, I described the experience of my small business’ website getting hacked, and described the basics of how websites work — and how...

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