Culligan Celebrates Dealers' Service to Company and Community

Individuals Nationwide are Honored; Seven Have 50-Plus Years in the Culligan Dealer Network

Apr 15, 2013, 14:00 ET from Culligan International

CHICAGO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Culligan International, a leader in water treatment systems and solutions, today announced their 2013 Culligan Dealer Service Awards and Culligan Dealer Performance Awards. The awards recognize the outstanding service, leadership and entrepreneurship of dealers nationwide.  Individuals who have reached five-year milestones with the company are honored.


Especially noteworthy are the individuals who have logged 25 years or more with the company, including seven who are celebrating 50-plus years as Culligan dealer franchisees. Eleven dealers also are being recognized for their excellent sales performance.

"We're proud of every Culligan dealer being honored with these awards," said Larry Holzman, senior vice president, Culligan North America. "Their professionalism as water experts and dedication to their customers, employees and communities exemplify the values set forth by Emmett Culligan, who began a dealer network shortly after founding the company in 1936."

Holzman noted that Culligan dealers have deep ties to their communities and many are multigenerational family owners of their franchises.  "Dealers are local business people and the friendly face of our company. Their hard work and unflagging dedication—often over decades and generations—is a unique and important part of our company culture and Culligan heritage."

Listed below are U.S. dealers who have 25 or more years with Culligan, and those who are being recognized for their outstanding sales performance. A full list of U.S. honorees is available on the Culligan website.

Culligan Dealer Service Award Honorees

25 Year Award
Andrew Ladwig - Jackson, Michigan
Anthony Fitzenrider - Defiance, Ohio
Brian C. O'Rourke - Indianapolis, Indiana
C.R. Hall - Wichita, Kansas
Connie Rishworth - Olathe, Kansas
Darvin Kiper - Freeport, Illinois
Garry M. Sankey - Marion, Iowa
Jimmy Lewis - Amarillo, Texas
Ronald Haynes - Pella, Iowa
W. Gordon Miller - Anderson, Indiana

30 Year Award
Bruce Van Camp - Boise, Idaho
Cary Birch - Fargo, North Dakota
James M. Downs III - Rochester, Indiana
Mark Felton - Sacramento, California
Tom Baumeister - Carroll, Iowa
Toni Brooks - Lompoc, California

35 Year Award
Glenn and Shirley Arbogast - York, Nebraska
Gregory S. Gayler - San Angelo, Texas
Jim Frankenfield - Durham, North Carolina
Ken Kline - Alma, Michigan
Randy Ostmeyer - Oberlin, Kansas
Richard Wright - Big Spring, Texas
Robert W. Boerner - Kerrville, Texas
Skip Wallace - Emmetsburg, Iowa
Thomas Ruden - Roxana, Illinois

40 Year Award
John Eberhard - Sparta, New Jersey
Joseph E. Adams - Plymouth, Indiana
K. Dean Peterson - Rexburg, Idaho
Keith McCardel - Traverse City, Michigan
Michael Carey - Daytona Beach, Florida
T. Kent Palmer - Preston, Idaho

45 Year Award
Carmen Olstad - Hot Springs, South Dakota
Dale Mast - Ft. Myers, Florida
Douglas Knope - Shawano, Wisconsin
John B. Roberts - Escondido, California
Paul Sam Rother - Lawton, Oklahoma

50 Year Award
Dave Husemann - Wyanet, Illinois
Donald G. Felton - Sacramento, California
Philip Stoner, Sr. - Hagerstown, Maryland

55 Year Award
Harold Metzner - Green Bay, Wisconsin
W. Gordon Miller - Marlette, Michigan

60 Year Award
Harry A. Erwin - Jackson, Ohio
Phyllis and Philip Carey - Lansing, Michigan

Culligan Dealer Performance Award Honorees
Bob McCollumEasley, South Carolina
Bret Tangley - Rothschild, Wisconsin
C.R. Hall - McPherson and Wichita, Kansas
Chuck Hurst - Paso Robles, California
Dave Miller - LeMars, Iowa
John Mullette - Columbia, Missouri
John Packard - Iowa Falls, Iowa, Faribault and Minnetonka, Minnesota
Marty McCarthy - Coralville, Iowa  
Rich Johnson - Fairmont, Minnesota
Skip Heffernan - Madison, Wisconsin
Tony Mast - Fort Myers, Florida

About Culligan International: Founded in 1936 by Emmett Culligan, Culligan International is a world leader in delivering water solutions that will improve the lives of their customers. The company offers some of the most technologically advanced, state-of-the-art water filtration products. Culligan's products include water softeners, drinking water systems, whole-house systems and solutions for business. Culligan's network of franchise dealers is the largest in the world, with over 800 dealers in 90 countries. For more information visit:


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