Water Treatment Dealers

Large or small, water dealerships have the same goal: to provide customers the best solutions and service for their water quality concerns. Here, water treatment dealers can find the information they need on sales, marketing, management, training and professional certification to help their businesses run smoothly, plus company and association news and updates.

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Dec 3 2018
In each regular issue, WQP profiles a Dealer of the Month: a water treatment dealer going above and beyond in the areas of hard work, customer…
WQP accepting nominations for the Young Professionals program in the water quality industry
WQP accepting nominations for the Young Professionals program
Nov 15 2018
Nominations have opened for WQP's 2019 Young Professionals program. The program recognizes noteworthy rising stars in the water industry. WQP…
Rocky Mountain Water Conditioning’s service area extends from northern Colorado to an hour south of Denver, treating a diverse array of water quality problems.
Rocky Mountain Water Conditioning’s service area extends from northern Colorado to an hour south of Denver, treating a diverse array of water quality problems.
Nov 7 2018
After vacationing in Colorado three times, Tom Kinnane and Michelle Rucks knew they wanted to leave the East Coast and move to the mountainous region…
Strategies for dealership branding success
Strategies for dealership branding success
Sep 24 2018
Many dealers ask me how to improve the number of leads that come into their dealership. They are referring to what I call “active lead generation,”…
Dispelling some common misconceptions about the millennial generation
Dispelling some common misconceptions about the millennial generation
Sep 24 2018
Oh, those millennials. The whole bunch of them are lazy, entitled, arrogant and clueless. Whether you are struggling to attract them as customers or…
Orbital Water Consulting's staff consists of Melendez and his wife and brother. Pictured left to right: Jennifer Ramirez, Melendez, Omar Melendez
Orbital Water Consulting's staff consists of Melendez and his wife and brother. Pictured left to right: Jennifer Ramirez, Melendez, Omar Melendez
Sep 24 2018
With a background in chemistry and a former career in the pharmaceutical industry, Michael Melendez began his tenure in the water industry working…
WQA Cancels Mid-Year Leadership Conference Due to Hurricane Florence
WQA Cancels Mid-Year Leadership Conference Due to Hurricane Florence
Sep 10 2018
In the best interest of everyone’s safety, the Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has canceled the 2018 WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference (MYLC) planned for…
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
Manufacturers, and pretty much anyone in business, understand that their revenue follows the 80/20 rule: 20% of their dealers produce 80% of their…
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…
Mar 1 2018
Bandera County, Texas, is located in the Texas Hill Country, approximately 40 miles northwest of San Antonio. Despite its proximity to the city and…
Mar 1 2018
It seems almost fated that Bob Schaefer would find himself starting a water business in a place with so apt a name as Watertown. Whether this was a…
Feb 28 2018
In 1950, journalist and flight instructor Paul Maher bought a water conditioning business as a side project while he continued to write and teach.…
Feb 28 2018
For the fourth year, WQP profiles a selection of young professionals in the water treatment industry. The five individuals featured here exhibit the…
Feb 28 2018
The art of sailing involves more than simply jumping on a boat and letting the wind take you away. There are physics involved—a delicate balance of…
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 26 2018
All service companies, regardless of size and function, have the same goals and different methods to accomplish them. Though, in water companies, one…
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