Locally Owned

Good Water and Healthy Living Go Hand in Hand

Serving You Since 1952!

Good Water and Healthy Living Go Hand in Hand

Water should be ideal for multi-purpose use such as laundering, bathing and drinking. Our family owned and operated company strives to help our customers take control of their water for ultimate quality of life and peace of mind.  

About Us

Aquatek Water Conditioning has been serving the community, providing water treatment, softening and purification in homes, businesses and industrial establishments since 1952. Over the years, we have become a premier water treatment service provider in the area based on our commitment to excellent customer service and superior work.

Located in historic downtown Wauseon, Ohio, we offer deliveries, service and installations in the northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan area. Our professional service technicians work with our customers to install and maintain systems that will improve your water, based on a water analysis. Quality water extends the life of plumbing, water heaters and water-using appliances, making cleaning and laundering more efficient.

Aquatek believes in purchasing as many products as possible that are manufactured in the USA. As an independently owned company, we build and design equipment at our shop to meet each customer’s needs.

Our locally owned business is licensed, insured and bonded for your protection.

History

Brandon Schindler, current owner, and Bill Fortier, former owner shake hands in front of Aquatek Water Conditioning.

Brandon Schindler, current owner, and Bill Fortier, former owner shake hands in front of Aquatek Water Conditioning.

In 2018, Brandon Schindler purchased Aquatek from Bill Fortier, who had owned and operated the business since 1978. Brandon joined the Aquatek team in 2007, and has served as a Delivery Driver, Installer and Service Technician prior to taking ownership of the business. He enjoys the challenge of trouble-shooting water treatment solutions, often resulting in “doing the impossible.” This has built positive relationships with his customers and a sense of safety and security in their water. He coined the hashtag #TakeControlOfYourWater for Aquatek to inspire customers to be proactive in their water treatment. Customers often comment on Brandon’s knowledge, honesty and trustworthiness.  In 2019, his wife Toni joined forces with him in their family business. You will often see Brandon, Toni and their children helping out in the store.

Brandon, born and raised in rural Northwest Ohio, began his water treatment career at a young age. After two years at Adrian College, he yearned to work in a profession where he could use his hands and his mind which landed him in the plumbing trade. After learning on-the-job plumbing and heating at a local company, he had the opportunity to transition his skills into the water treatment field, where he found his passion. Through fortunate mentorship and leadership from skilled water treatment professionals he has worked with, as well as his excellent work ethic, experience and efficiency, Brandon has become an expert of his trade. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to deliver product, service and install equipment, execute sales and customer relations, run retail shops and finally become the owner of his own water treatment business.

Aquatek Water Conditioning began in Churubusco, Indiana. The business expanded from Churubusco through residential, commercial and industrial sales and deliveries. As a student, Bill Fortier worked for Cesco Soft Water in Archbold, Ohio, running the regeneration for exchange softener tanks. Additionally, he learned the delivery routes while driving for the company and furthered his knowledge of the water business as he assisted in system repairs and installations.

In 1978, Bill purchased the exchange tank and rental customers for the Archbold, Ohio area from Chemical Engineering Company and began his local franchise of Aquatek as he had delivery routes and customers needing water treatment equipment maintained. Aquatek had existing water dealers in the region at the time; there was a consideration to follow the business plan set forth for Fortier. However, that did not occur and Aquatek Water Conditioning became an independent dealer. As business grew, so did bottled water delivery in the 1980’s.

Bill expanded his business in 1981 when he purchased Servi-Soft, Wauseon, Ohio. Gene Gorsuch had owned and operated his business from 1952-1978. Bill combined the two businesses and located them at 204 East Leggett Street until 2000 when he relocated to 121 East Chestnut Street, Wauseon, Ohio where the community still finds us today.

Schindler Named 2020 WQP Young Professionals Rising Star

In March 2020, Brandon Schindler was named one of seven young professionals recognized for “shaping the water industry.” Water Quality Products Magazine (WQP) Young Professionals Rising Stars article

In December 2020, Lauren Del Ciello, Managing Editor of WQP interviewed Schindler in an episode of “Checking In.”

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