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.