Scott Behling of Sheboygan Falls
unloads a truck of water softener salt
Tuesday at Culligan in West Bend.
John Ehlke/Daily News Staff
WEST BEND -
Culligan left West Bend in 2000 after being in the city for more
than 30 years to move to Cedarburg.
returned to West Bend in October and is offering water treatment
solutions to 8,600 clients in Washington and Ozaukee counties in
a more central location.
Sitting in his
office at Culligan’s location,
251 Stockhausen Lane, General Manager Chris Steddick
explained why Culligan left West Bend and returned after being
out of the city for 13 years.
Culligan of Southeast Wisconsin was part of Culligan Corporate
until July 11, 2011 when Culligan decided to sell the
West Bend was purchased by the largest independent franchise
owned by John Packard. Culligan was located in Cedarburg back in
purchased Mermaid, which was a large water treatment company in
the area and they ended up keeping the building in Cedarburg,”
Steddick said. “That’s how Culligan moved from West Bend to
Culligan moved back to West Bend because it serves Ozaukee and
Washington counties and West Bend is the largest city between
efficiency standpoint, instead of running from Cedarburg all the
way over to Rubicon we’re a little closer to Rubicon being in
West Bend,” Steddick said.
executive director of the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce,
said Culligan has been a Chamber member since 1970 and they are
thrilled to have them back in West Bend.
they moved, they retained a membership,” Farrell said, adding
they’ve been a member since 1970. “It goes back to the
resurrection of the Chamber. We’re thrilled through all the
changes they remained a loyal supporter.”
offers water treatment in the form of water softeners and
reverse-osmosis systems. Culligan delivers salt and 5-gallon
bottles of water to residential and commercial clients.
types of water treatment. From softeners to iron filters. We try
to fix what’s wrong with your water,” Steddick said.
encourages residents to call the Culligan man because Culligan
is the leader in the water treatment industry and has been in
the business since 1957.
Culligan has five service technicians.
between them they’ve got probably close to 70 years experience
and our products are well branded, well known and they’re known
for longevity,” Steddick said. “Because of Culligan purchasing
Mermaid they moved away from West Bend and now we’re back.
People that like us, especially in West Bend, are happy we’re
back in the community.”