Big Rapids, MI (PressExposure) July 07, 2009 -- Recently, McCardel Culligan Big Rapids and Hendricksen Water Conditioning announced the merger of their two organizations - providing residents in Osceola, Mecosta, Lake and Newayg Counties with over 100 years of water solutions experience.
"We are very pleased that our companies can come together to better serve our customers and our community," says Bryan Send, general manager of McCardel Culligan Big Rapids and 23-year veteran of the water industry. "Hendricksen Water Conditioning has been a family-run business for 48 years, and we intend to ensure those values are kept intact through this time of change."
The newly merged dealership, which will remain McCardel Culligan Big Rapids, will be retaining Hendricksen Water's principals Rosemary Kailing and Tom Hendricksen, in addition to keeping Shane Sova, who handles routes, deliveries, sales and installations.
Send points out that day-to-day business will continue as normal, including bottled water service, salt deliveries, water softener maintenance, commercial water solutions and all the other services residents have come to expect.
"Whether you are a Culligan customer or were a Hendricksen client, we are here to help with all your water issues and answer any questions you may have about new technologies, such as reverse osmosis and deionization," adds Send.
Keith McCardel, who has been involved in the water industry for 42 years, also owns and operates Culligan of Traverse City. His dealership was recognized in 2008 for "Excellence in Customer Service & Consumer Relations" by the corporate Culligan system.
The McCardel Culligan Water Conditioning stores are members of the Water Quality Association, Michigan Water Quality Association, Culligan Dealers Association of North America and the International Bottled Water Association.
Founded in 1936 by Emmett Culligan, Culligan continually develops new technologies to treat hard water and rid water contaminants. All products have been perfected through research and development, set standards in the water treatment industry, and are used by homes and businesses worldwide.