In 1954, Emil and Ron Nelsen founded Century Water Conditioning Company. Originally located in Emil Nelsen’s residence in North Royalton, Ohio, operations were conducted from an enclosed back-porch office and a small barn that served as the warehouse. The company evolved from retail to wholesale as submersible pumps began replacing the traditional working head and jet pumps of the day. At that time pumps were sold primarily through hardware wholesalers to hardware stores. The wholesalers weren’t interested in selling submersibles or providing the help dealer’s needed to install and service them. The manufacturers of this new product had to find another way to the market and were looking for companies interested in specializing in the distribution of this new technology. They offered both inventory and financial support. Ron expressed an interest, built relationships with other manufacturers of water well related products and our wholesale business was born.
In 1956, the business was moved to a rented commercial building in North Royalton, Ohio and then moved again in 1964 to a larger facility in Broadview Heights, Ohio. This location allowed further expansion of wholesale sales to area dealers. In 1975, the business moved to Akron, Ohio and became 100% wholesale.
Today, Nelsen Corporation is the largest family-owned manufacturer/distributor of water treatment products in the United States. Our headquarters remain in Akron, Ohio with additional distribution centers in Arizona, Texas and Florida. While our company has seen substantial growth over the years, Nelsen Corporation remains committed to the professional water treatment dealer, their customers and the communities that they serve. The VESTA® line of water treatment equipment incorporates the very best components from some tremendous U.S. based manufacturers. More than 60 years of experience in water treatment have been incorporated into the VESTA® line yielding the very best equipment for your family or your business.