Top Dealers

Each month, WQP recognizes a water treatment dealer who exemplifies the values of hard work, customer service, professional development and innovation as Dealer of the Month.
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Ronald Gagnon, water treatment dealer, and his wife, Linda Gagnon.
Ronald Gagnon and his wife, Linda Gagnon.
Aug 31 2018
After a 21-year career in the Navy, Ronald Gagnon was looking for a new path. When his brother-in-law, a well contractor in northern Illinois at the…
Jun 22 2018
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, Erik Bernal got a wakeup call. The storm and its effects brought the topic of water quality to the…
May 24 2018
Ronnie Lee did not plan to have a career as a water treatment dealer in Hobbs, N.M. He was a nursing home administrator when the owner of Hanes Soft…
Apr 26 2018
The city of Buchanan, Mich., is located in the southwest corner of the state and has a population of approximately 4,500 people. Its northeast border…
Mar 26 2018
In the shadow of the eastern Rocky Mountains rests Thornton, Colo., home to a budding water treatment dealership called Bolder Water. Owners Tim…
Feb 28 2018
After Fidel Castro became prime minister of Cuba in 1959, Ray Puentes immigrated to the U.S., where some of his family lived. Ray’s uncle owned a…
Jan 25 2018
The western Nevada city of Sparks is located just east of Reno and approximately 40 miles northeast of Lake Tahoe. As those recreation destinations…
Dec 5 2017
Each month, WQP recognizes a water treatment dealer who exemplifies the values of hard work, customer service, professional development and…
Nov 16 2017
When Tom Barry joined Kel Tren Service in 1985, water conditioning was a newer offering in the company’s menu of services—Barry’s father had…
Oct 10 2017
Jon and Gayla have assembled a small but dedicated team of water professionals. Husband-and-wife duo Jon and Gayla Vance of Fresh KC Water in Shawnee…
Sep 14 2017
Jorge and Courtney Zukoski, left and middle, bought Best Water Solutions from Jorge’s parents, Walt, right, and Myriam, in January 2017. The city of…
Jul 10 2017
Bohn Well Drilling employs 15 people, including the owner. While not all employees are directly related to Gary Bohn, the team considers itself a…
Jun 6 2017
Steve Calahan of Water-Right and Nick Koz display Prairie State's Clear Choice award. With three employees, Prairie State Water Solutions may be…
May 1 2017
Jim and Pat Fox (top) often bring their dog August into Custom Pure's Seattle shop. "We're famous for the dogs," Jim said.  Many Seattle residents…
Mar 30 2017
Sean and April Kidwell work the main office of All American Purification.  Each decade, the water treatment industry seems to take another turn with…
Feb 28 2017
Nathan Scheopner will become the sole owner of Scheopner's Water Conditioning when his mother, Liz, retires.  Thirty-eight years ago, the Scheopner…
Feb 3 2017
If you operate a water softening service in the Houston metropolitan area, you need to be prepared for anything. In recent years, the region has…
Jan 3 2017
Above: EcoWater of Central California has a service area of 100,000 sq miles.  Ken Steitz did not lack ambition when he took his plunge into the…
Nov 29 2016
Dwayne KincaidGeneral ManagerBenjamin Franklin Plumbing Inc.Wilmington, N.C.Age: 40 Dwayne Kincaid is a former military man turned water treatment…
Nov 4 2016
*/ With more than 20 years in information technologies (IT) work, Jose Grullon was introduced to the water industry by a friend who performed tests…
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