Culligan of Forest Park
Your Forest Park Water Treatment Experts
We are Culligan of Forest Park and Broadview, your water technology experts proudly serving the Chicago area. Our dealership specializes in providing water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, water coolers, bottled water, water filtering and softener salt delivery service to area homes and businesses.
CULLIGAN OF FOREST PARK HISTORY
The original Company was begun by William Meredith in 1947. He had been working as an electrician after the end of World War II and kept seeing Culligan portable exchange tanks installed in homes. After some research, he decided that it represented an excellent opportunity. The original franchise was purchased for $1.00 from Emmett Culligan. The original tank regeneration was completed in the basement of William's mother's home on Main Street in Union Grove and continued there for several years. The Company grew in the Racine County area until 1963 when an additional franchise covering southern Milwaukee County was purchased. At that time, there were two physical locations in Union Grove and West Allis.
In 1968, another franchise was purchased in Kenosha with a portion of that going to Culligan in Burlington. All operations were moved to Union Grove by the mid-seventies. In 1986, the Company was sold to Don Meredith, Bill's son. By 1990, the Company had outgrown the current facilities and the long-term lease expired. A new, single building was built in Union Grove to house the office and plant operations. As the Company grew, there have been additions to that original structure which is now over 10,000 square feet. In 1998, another dealership operating primarily from Forest Park, Illinois was purchased.
A year later, the building that housed that operation was purchased. We now employ nearly 20 people including part-time and full-time workers. We service residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout southeast Wisconsin and northeast Illinois.
We look forward to continuing to grow and improve into the future! - Meredith's Culligan