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Culligan of San Antonio has been family-owned and operated for over 80 years. Our team of local water experts has been committed to providing the best service available. Culligan has seen every local water problem imaginable and is dedicated to solving your unique issues to deliver better water at every tap.

Our History

Established in 1939, Culligan of San Antonio was one of the first Culligan locations to open for business.

  • 1936
  • 1938
  • 1939
  • 1946
  • 1957
  • 1960
  • 1968
  • 1971
  • 1976
  • 1981
  • 1984
  • 1996
  • 2002
  • 2020
  • 1936

    In 1936, Emmett J. Culligan perforated the bottom of a coffee can and used zeolite – a sponge-like, magnetic mineral that soaks up particles and odors – to make a prototype water filter. Upon running water through his device, he discovered that the filter also acted as a water softener, removing sediments and hardness minerals […]
  • 1938

    Wilbur L. Walton (the grandfather to current owners Bob Boerner and Kristi Stanford) was a natural entrepreneur, selling Municipal Improvement Bonds in the Northbrook area. In 1938, he learned about E.J. Culligan’s work because it involved using unused nearby streets to sun-dry the zeolite, which prompted Walton to further investigate Culligan’s business potential. It was […]
  • 1939

    E.J. Culligan granted Walton rights to oversee distribution in the Southwestern part of the United States and chose San Antonio – with it’s especially hard water and steadily growing population – as a great place to make a personal investment to expand Culligan distribution. Walton purchased a one-man water company in San Antonio in 1939, […]
  • 1946

    After the War was won in 1945, businesses flourished and in 1946 a young Gib Boerner, who was dating Wilbur Walton’s daughter, Janet, hires on at the Wheaton, Illinois water store. He worked there for a year before Walton made him an offer to go to San Antonio and try to get the small, new […]
  • 1957

    Gib Boerner took to San Antonio like a duck to (soft) water, as he loved the weather, people, Spanish influences, and of course the challenge of bringing a new business to life. He indeed succeeded in getting the business off the ground and instead of moving back to Chicago, Gib elected to continue business in […]
  • 1960s

    As success continued, in 1957, Gib Boerner purchased Culligan of Midland in West Texas, which was an up-and-coming oil center with very challenging water quality. In the early 1960s, Culligan of Midland helped pioneer the Reverse Osmosis (R/O) technology in combination with carbon filtration to provide high quality water to homes and businesses. These experimental […]
  • 1968

    As water treatment in the home and businesses became a necessity in places with hard water, Culligan dealers around the nation began to work like a well-oiled machine, especially in San Antonio. HemisFair ‘68, the World’s Fair that transformed San Antonio – along with the hard work by the Culligan team in San Antonio – […]
  • 1971

    Following the successful merge of businesses in West Texas and the nationwide recognition in San Antonio, Boerner acquired Culligan of Seguin – New Braunfels, now known as Culligan of the Guadalupe River Valley in 1971. The location encompasses Guadalupe, Comal, and Wilson counties, and expanded Boerner’s footprint in Central Texas.
  • 1976

    Five years later in 1976, Boerner purchased Culligan of Kerrville on appropriately-named Water Street and shared part of the space with Rainbow Bakery for for the first year until it was obvious they needed the entire warehouse for operation. Upon its opening, Gib Boerner enlisted his nephew, Rob Lyman, then his son, Bob Boerner, to […]
  • 1981

    By the 1980s, Gib Boerner was one of the most well-known Culligan Men in the country, and is named Chairman of Culligan’s prestigious Silver Circle by leading all Dealers in purchases and sales from Culligan International, a feat he achieved a number of times while at the helm of Culligan of San Antonio and a […]
  • 1984

    In 1984, Boerner formed Culligan Southwest to manage the four Culligan dealerships with headquarters in San Antonio within the Culligan San Antonio facilities. Gib Boerner was the president of the new entity, with the goal of strengthening and improving efficiencies of the Southwest Texas Dealership group, and a focus on making an impact on each […]
  • 1996

    In 1996, we embarked upon an ambitious upgrade to our San Antonio facilities, expanding our footprint at what used to be a modest-sized Culligan facility on the corner of Austin and Mason Street. With the increasing demand for Culligan’s products and services, the expansion was needed to keep up and to assure that our team […]
  • 2002

    In 2002, Gib Boerner passed away at the age of 80 and his son, Bob Boerner, and daughter, Kristi Stanford, took over leadership of the Culligan Southwest entity, representing a third generation at the helm of the business. Since then, Bob has served as president of both the Texas Water Quality Association (TWQA) and Culligan […]
  • 2020

    In 2020, like many other businesses, we found ourselves in great demand as the COVID-19 pandemic played out and people retreated to their Homes and found their water quality wanting. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helped deem our certified Water Treatment Specialists as essential workers, helping to maintain the Critical Infrastructure in the United States […]

Why Choose Culligan?

When you choose Culligan, you are choosing the best. For over 80 years, we have provided top-tier customer service and industry-leading products that are quality tested and proven to last.

Areas We Serve

We service the Greater San Antonio Area including Bexar, Atascosa, Medina, and Frio Counties as well as other areas in the South-Central and Western regions of Texas.

Culligan San Antonio

TRUSTED AND PROVEN TO KEEP YOUR WATER CLEANER

What Our Customers Are Saying

I have experienced excellent water delivery from Culligan water. Delivery team provide great customer service, and they do it with a smile. I like receiving a phone call before my delivery, to me this is excellent and great customer service. Awesome job Culligan, keep it going!

BKAY ANDERSON

Culligan Customer

Loving our water softener. Had a great experience with the installers, Adrian and Jose. The were efficient and explained everything very well. They cleaned up after themselves and left the area good as new. Looking forward to a long lasting relationship with Cullighan team. Thank you for everything.

GILBERT MORALES
Culligan Customer

The system I purchased doesn’t have a huge footprint, so I love the fact that it doesn’t take up a lot of my garage space. The Installation crew was amazing (Matt and Jose) and very professional. I love having whole-home soft water. The additional hose bib for washing my car was a pleasant surprise.

MICHELLE WOOD
Culligan Customer