Culligan Water Conditioning Soaks Up Boone County Chamber Impact Award
Writer / Rebecca Wood
Most remember the catchphrase “Hey Culligan man!” This familiar slogan launched Culligan Water Conditioning into a well-known enterprise dedicated to bringing better water to the public. Culligan Water Conditioning of Boone County brings this same devotion to the local community with its added passion for serving the public. These efforts have gathered attention and earned the company a special recognition within the community.
In September, the Boone County Chamber of Commerce awarded the Chamber Impact Award to Culligan Water Conditioning of Boone County. The Chamber noted the business has offered eco-friendly, sustainable drinking water to Boone County since 1948.
Sam Mitchell, owner, expresses delight in receiving this distinction. “It’s very fulfilling to receive this award and know this company is making an impact in the community in which I was raised.”
The Boone County Chamber of Commerce explains how they selected Culligan as the recipient. “I bet there isn’t a non-profit around that hasn’t benefitted from a donation from Culligan at some point. They are always gracious to invest in walks, runs, other sporting events, fairs, expos, and fundraisers support the community. Water is a basic but important commodity, and they are always willing to share.”
Mitchell has been Culligan Water Conditioning’s owner for over a year. However, he has worked for the Boone County company for the last 30 years in many areas, including working with salt delivery, installation and service management.
“I went to college, but I didn’t want a job where I would sit in an office,” Mitchell says. “I wanted to be out serving people. I like to help people as much as I can.”
Culligan Water Conditioning was established in 1936 with the idea of making conditioning water treatment methods available to homeowners. In the years since, the company has expanded worldwide and offers a line of water softeners, water filtration systems, commercial and industrial water treatment solutions, drinking water systems and bottled water delivery.
The company offers these products and services to the local community. “We are locally owned and operated. All our employees live and work within the county,” Mitchell says.
Mitchell grew up in Boone County and graduated from Western Boone High School. He likes to give back to the community in which he was raised. Mitchell serves as a volunteer firefighter for the Advance Volunteer Fire Department. He also acts as a Project Leader for the Boone County 4-H fairgrounds. In addition, Mitchell officiates basketball games in the community.
Under Mitchell’s helm, Culligan Water Conditioning of Boone County gives back to charitable fundraisers and other community events. Mitchell says the company always looks for ways to serve kids. “I’m a big kid at heart, and I have a heart to serve kids.”
Mitchell encourages others within the community to also give back. “The prior owner of our company encouraged me to be a good steward of the community,” Mitchell says. “I encourage others to volunteer and look for the needs.”
Culligan Water Conditioning of Boone County is located at 1328 W. Main Street in Lebanon. You can reach them at (765)-482-2570 or visit them online at www.culligancentralindiana.com.