Culligan of San Antonio
Your San Antonio Water Treatment Experts
We are Culligan of San Antonio, your water technology experts proudly serving in Southwest Texas. Our dealership specializes in providing water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, water coolers, bottled water, water filtering and softener salt delivery service to homes and businesses in Atascosa, Bexar, Frio and Medina Counties.
CULLIGAN OF SAN ANTONIO HISTORY
When Wilbur Walton (below right, with Emmet Culligan) founded the first Culligan dealership in Wheaton, Illinois, 77 years ago, service men delivered large, bulky portable tanks and installed them in basements to provide residents soft water. While water softening continues to be the bread-and-butter of Culligan Southwest, the San Antonio-based company which is now headed by Walton’s grandchildren, Bob Boerner and Kristi Stanford, we offer a wide variety of water treatment solutions, including reverse-osmosis filtration, ultraviolet sanitization and more.
Siblings Boerner and Stanford have seen the company evolve over the decades since first working for Culligan Southwest, then under the leadership of their father, Gilbert W. “Gib” Boerner (below left) who died in 2002. Boerner came aboard in 1977 while studying environmental science in Ohio and Vermont. Stanford joined in 1986 soon after earning an international studies degree at Southwestern University in Georgetown.
Boerner and Stanford oversee operations of all four Culligan Southwest dealerships: San Antonio, Kerrville-Boerne, New Braunfels-Seguin and Midland-Odessa. Combined, they employ a staff of 110. In addition to impacting communities they serve by providing jobs, the company is proud of the fact that they truly save customers money by preventing damage to plumbing systems and appliances caused by Texas’ hard water, which Boerner says is some of the hardest in the country.
Culligan Southwest also gives back to the community by donating money and/or purified drinking water to a number of charities, including Cancer Therapy Research Center, Sunshine Cottage, Texas Public Radio, Siclovia, Los Compadres de San Antonio Missions, and Oblates of Mary Immaculate, to name a few.
Like his father before him, Boerner is active in water quality legislation issues and has served as the Government Relations chairman of the Texas Water Quality Association for more than 10 years. He is also involved with the International Water Quality Association’s Water Science and Governmental Affairs committees, and helped oversee a 2011 study at Virginia Tech that affirmed the compatibility of efficient DIR (Demand Initiation Regeneration) water softeners with septic systems. Culligan also supports efforts to conserve water supplies and advocates for initiatives that expand supplies, such as rainwater catchment.
Stanford has been an active member of the Downtown Rotary Club of San Antonio for 26 years and serves on publications committees of the Texas Water Quality Association and the Culligan Dealers Association of North America (CDANA).