Our group of companies was founded in 1968 in Saskatoon by Arnold Wig with the incorporation of Wig’s Sandpoint Services Ltd. In these early days the company was focused on the installation and service of water and septic systems for the acreage community around Saskatoon. As the demand for rural water and septic systems grew so did Arnold’s company. He purchased a water well boring rig in the early 1970’s along with two test drilling rigs. As this business grew the focus for supplying and installing pump systems grew as well. In 1977 Arnold sold the drilling division of the company to his employees and shifted the focus of Wig’s Sandpoint Services to pump, water treatment and pipe sales and installations. In 1979 Glenn Wig joined the company and helped grow the municipal water treatment area of business across Saskatchewan.
After recognizing a need for a strong wholesale distribution company to support the contractor network of pump dealers across Saskatchewan, Glenn started Aquifer Pump Distributing Ltd in 1981. This coincided with the entry to the Canadian marketplace with Goulds Pumps.
Both companies continued to experience strong growth and in 1984 Aquifer opened up our Regina branch office. By 1990 we were very proud of the fact that we were able to make Goulds Pumps the number one pump line in Saskatchewan with the largest product selection available and highest market share in the Province.
In 1995 both companies moved to a large 24,000 square foot warehouse and office facility in Saskatoon at our current location on Venture Crescent.
As we continued to expand and grow our product lines, an opportunity arose in March 2000 when we purchased an independent plumbing wholesale company and integrated this business and their staff into our operations in Saskatoon. This started our entrance into the plumbing and heating wholesale business.
In April of 2006 we purchased and moved into a 15,000 square foot warehouse and office facility in Regina. This provided us with the additional space to service our customer base in the South part of Saskatchewan with a much larger and complete range of inventory.
Early in 2011 we opened our plumbing showroom Flo-essence Plumbing, Hearth and Décor in Saskatoon across from our main warehouse facility. This boutique showroom allowed us to showcase a wide selection of specialty and high end plumbing products for home builders, contractors and home owners apart from our main warehouse.
At this time our group of companies employs 55 full time staff between Saskatoon and Regina. Our mission of providing exceptional customer service has not changed from our company’s inception. With outstanding support from our group of vendors and commitment from our management and staff we are excited and confident about the future of our organization. We are committed to be the most complete one stop plumbing and heating, pump supply and service, water treatment, water works and commercial pump design and supply company in our entire marketplace providing the highest level of personalized customer service with our dedicated and highly trained sales and service staff.
From our beginnings in 1968 with Arnold Wig’s vision to today our company has been committed and involved in the communities in which we live. We are proud to be Saskatchewan founded, owned and operated and to be a totally independent company focused on our customers, staff and community.