“The customer is number one,” said Joe, of the company’s core value that dates back to founder Fred Friedrichs, who started the company back in 1968. Current owner John Binns went to work for Friedrichs in 1997, and purchased the company in 2008, keeping customer relationships at the heart of the mission throughout the transition and to this day. Stopping by the office, you will discover that John is a true family man, and that the office is neatly decorated by his wife and children, who play an important role in keeping the company customer-oriented. “He takes care of his people, and truly makes each customer feel as though their needs and concerns have been met,” Joe said of his boss John, “that’s just what we do.”
The water conditioning and supply company works with both commercial and residential customers. For example, their clients include many local small business who depend heavily on high quality “true Montana spring water” for their customers, and staff. McGowan filters and sells spring water, which is the water that gives us the libations so many of us know and love. They also do commercial and residential water filtering of all types, from ultra violet treatment to typical water softening.
The McGowan Water family also believes in giving back to their community. They regularly provide donations to local organizations and have been a Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce member and supporter since 2004. “We’re proud to be members of the Chamber,” said Joe, “it allows us to meet a lot of people and provides a lot of benefits for our clients to utilize.”
Please join us in congratulating McGowan Water Conditioning on their 50 year anniversary!