The History of Waterstone
Waterstone Faucets was started in 1999 by its founder and president Chris Kuran. At its inception the company primarily provided top quality parts and finished components to large filtration manufacturers that made and sold drinking water systems.
As the news of Waterstone's quality parts and timely deliveries spread throughout the industry, customers began requesting that Waterstone provide smallinstitutional 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 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 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 filtration faucets. The guiding focus and desire was to manufacture products that would match the uniqueness of the original ground breaking filtration faucet designs.
Over the course of the last five years 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 look and feel. Waterstone’s concept is to create a matching ensemble of products that cover all the faucetry needs of ones own kitchen. From the patented Gantry® faucets to the 13 other matching items in each style, our faucet “suites” provide everything for the kitchen. Available in 30 finishes plus solid stainless steel, Waterstone provides its customers and their customers the ability to purchase matching products from a single source.
In 2010 Waterston developed and introduced the industry's first Positive Lock Pulldown Kitchen Faucet (PLP)®. It is available in both kitchen and extended reach kitchen faucet sizes and can be ordered as the faucet only or as a 3 or 4 piece suite. PLP is available in 30 finishes plus solid stainless steel.
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!