Headwater Companies, LLC is a collection of leading groundwater distributors. This collective and vested group ensures a focused groundwater distribution organization that delivers quality products and leading brands to the industry, providing contractors with the availability and service they demand to meet their application challenges.
2M Company, Inc. was founded in June of 1978 in Billings, MT by Bill Mills and Chester Majors (the two "M's"). Bill managed a water well wholesale supplier and Chester was a factory representative for Wade Rain, an agricultural irrigation manufacturer. Chester retired in 1994 and Bill remained as sole owner of the company.
The company was founded on one principle: The Customer Always Comes First! From this principle the philosophy of providing "Legendary Service" was formed and is now the foundation and motto of the entire company.
The Headwater Companies have been incubating for 63 years. As pump companies exited direct distribution models in the 1970’s and 1980’s, wholesale distributors specializing in groundwater pumping equipment filled the void by supplying and supporting all products and services needed by installing groundwater professionals. Many strong local and regional distributors flourished during this period of time through today.
Drillers Service, Inc. was founded in 1954 by H. Jack Faw, Sr. Jack was the son of Rueben E. Faw, a long time water well driller and pump installer in the Hickory area. Jack worked in his father’s business until his father retired. At that time, he decided to take his knowledge of drilling wells and installing pumps to a different level. The experience he gained from working with his father gave him just what he needed to incorporate a successful distribution business in the water well industry. He called his new business Drillers Service, Inc. and opened for business in May, 1954 with five employees.
Things have changed a lot since May of 1954. However, the leaders and employees of DSI still have the same goal they had then - to provide their customers with products and services that are unrivaled by any others in the water and fluid handling industries.
Western Hydro Corporation was formed June 6, 1977 by brothers Paul and Richard Haderer in Hayward, California to responsibly serve Ground Water Drilling and Pumping Contractors with the highest quality, most competitively priced products coupled with before and after sales support and service second to none. Paul and Rich knew they wanted to start a business together and found their opportunity of a lifetime by starting Western Hydro.
Western Hydro is a one-stop shop staffed with friendly, knowledgeable people that sells quality products consisting of drilling supplies and expendables, well service equipment, water pumps and accessories, water treatment equipment and wastewater handling pumps.
2M, DSI and Western Hydro, as well as other distributors in the industry share a deep passion and concern for the long-term survival of specialized groundwater distribution. Headwater is a direct result of that shared vision. Functioning as a holding company and an investment vehicle, The Headwater Companies provide for the ongoing growth and investment in the groundwater distribution channel.
Headwater will ensure a best-in-class groundwater distribution organization that delivers quality products to the industry, providing contractors with the availability and service they demand to meet their water systems challenges. This industry investment aligns with the sale, support, and specification of the installing contractor, including best-in-class product offering, by the best water systems manufacturers in the industry. Headwater’s position in the distinct groundwater distribution channel is the result of a substantial and long term investment by one of the industry’s leading manufacturers, which will help to ensure the viability of the groundwater industry.
Headwater will seek continued growth both organically and through acquisition.