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Our
Story

A World Leader in Better Water

In 1936, Emmett Culligan started his business with a vision for delivering better water to homeowners. Today, Culligan International makes a real difference in the health and wellness of people throughout the world by providing two critical global resources – cleaner water and soft water – through eco-friendly products and exceptional customer service.

35

Brands

90

Countries

900

Dealerships

6M

Homes

2.5M

Offices

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History of Culligan

Over 85 Years of Service

Culligan's legacy is one of innovation. Since our founding in 1936 in Illinois, United States, our pioneering approach to water treatment and service has helped us grow from a local business to a global leader. Today, with over 35 brands in 90 countries, we continue to build on that legacy with a commitment to creating new ways to bring better water where it’s needed most.


We recently celebrated our 85th anniversary, which means nearly a century of helping families and communities get the cleaner, safer water that helps them thrive.

A History of
International Growth

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