MEET THE WATERSTONE TEAM
Steve KliewerVP of Manufacturing
Bob SantellaVP Sales & Marketing
HISTORY OF WATERSTONE
Our First Faucet – 1999
Waterstone Faucets was founded in 1999 by Chris Kuran. At its’ inception, the company primarily provided top quality parts and finished components to large manufacturers that made and sold drinking water filtration systems.
As the news of Waterstone’s quality parts and timely deliveries spread throughout the industry, customers began requesting that Waterstone provide small institutional drinking water faucets in custom finishes.
Recognizing these requests as a niche opportunity, Waterstone decided to change course and begin the production of high quality Water Filtration Faucets in numerous finishes to match the higher end kitchen faucets that were being sold for designer kitchens.
Waterstone then designed and developed its own line of decorative Water Filtration Faucets using only the best materials and finishes available. Utilizing the experience of selling certified products to the Water Quality system manufacturers, Waterstone had already created a highly efficient manufacturing system that could make anything it could design while maintaining the highest certifiable quality.
In 2002 Waterstone launched its first line of decorative Filtration Faucets and chose to market and sell these products through trained and qualified Kitchen and Bath showrooms throughout North America. Waterstone successfully changed direction from a manufacturer of Water Quality components to a niche faucet company.
The program was a huge success, and the dealers began requesting other niche products. By this time, Waterstone Faucets was selling its filtration faucet program in all 50 states and Canada. By designing, engineering, manufacturing, finishing, assembling, testing and packing all products at our manufacturing facility in California, Waterstone had grown in size and had added production capacity in preparation for its next big change. That change happened in 2005, again with the continued encouragement of its customers.
Waterstone made the decision to add Kitchen Faucets and related items to its product offerings. In typical fashion, Waterstone started from the ground up and designed, developed and engineered a full line of Kitchen Faucet products to match its Water Filtration Faucets. The guiding focus and desire was to manufacture products that would match the uniqueness of the original ground breaking Filtration Faucet designs.
THE SUITE STORY
WATERSTONE TAP SUITES
Over the course of time Waterstone has crafted six complete one of a kind Kitchen “Suites” of products. Each “Suite” has its own look, feel and style that lend itself to a specific decorative kitchen design. Waterstone’s concept is to create a matching ensemble of products that cover all the faucetry needs of one’s own kitchen. From the patented Gantry Faucets to the 14 other matching items in each style, our faucet Suites provide everything for the kitchen. Available in 33 finishes plus solid stainless steel, Waterstone provides its customers and their customers the ability to purchase matching products from a single source.
In 2010 Waterstone developed and introduced the industry’s first Positive Lock Pulldown Kitchen Faucet (PLP). It is available in both standard and extended reach sizes and can be ordered as the faucet only or as a 2, 3 or 4 piece Suite. The PLP is available in all finishes plus solid stainless steel.
As the kitchen has evolved into a central gathering area in the home for family and friends the number of choices of faucets has expanded to keep pace with new and spacious kitchen layouts and designs.
Today there are more individual faucets and accessories available to perform specific functions. The Gantry, Bridge, Pulldown, Kitchen, Prep, Bar, Filtration and Potfiller Faucets are used individually and in conjunction with each other. The addition of accessory items such as Side Sprays, Soap/Lotion Dispensers, Decorative Air Switches, Air Gaps, Escutcheon Plates, Decorative Hole Covers and matching Decorative Cabinet Hardware have provided the homeowner with a complete array of products for this new “living area”of the home.
When building a new home or remodeling, the homeowner is confronted with many decisions. The kitchen offers the opportunity for personal expression and taste. With so many different faucetry items available it is important to coordinate all of the choices in design style and finish. Matching or Suiting all of these elements is the obvious answer. However, NOBODY but Waterstone Faucets has embraced and resolved this issue! Waterstone Faucets is the only American designed, engineered and manufactured product offering that Suites your kitchen. Every type of faucet and all accessory items are coordinated to match or Suite with each other.
The three Traditional design styles are offered in solid brass construction. The three Contemporary design styles are offered in solid brass and solid stainless steel construction. All offerings are available in 33 finishes plus solid stainless steel. That’s true Suiting of the kitchen. We invite you to join the growing family of customers who have chosen to Suite their kitchen faucets and accessories with Waterstone products. We know you’ll be glad you did as you have your next gathering in the #1 room in the home…your kitchen.
Waterstone Faucets future is bright. We hope you will join us in our pursuit of excellence in design, production and service by putting a Waterstone faucet in your home!