Jared and Amanda are Yankton locals who have the business experience and backing to give you confidence in selecting Culligan as your water conditioning supplier! Jared was with Kaiser’s Heating & Cooling for 10 years where he interacted with customers and proved he was professional, knowledgable and has their best interest at heart. Amanda has been a Physical Therapist for 10 years with 8 years of management experience as well.
They hope to bring to the table the values and professional experience to provide your home or business the customer service you need and want.
Emmett J. Culligan, who founded Culligan, was born in Yankton on March 5, 1893. Growing up in a farming background in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota, the future pioneer of water softening was well aware of the difference between hard well water and the soft rain water most families collected in cisterns.
At one point in his young life, Culligan came across a “home-made” water softener system setup in a hospital boiler room. The home-made system involved a coffee can full of a greenish-black mineral called Zeolite, which “magically” removed the hardness from water. Culligan was so fascinated with his first encounter with ion exchange, that he went on to start his own water softening company in Northbrook, Illinois in 1936. It was only a short 2 years later that he began selling franchises… and the rest is history!