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Sunday, 29 April 2012 20:00

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch: WaterSolve

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Founded: 1999
Location: Grand Rapids
Top Executive: Gregg Lebster, owner/president
Primary Business: Dewatering Products
Employees: 10 in 2011; 14 expected in 2012

WaterSolve started in 1999 as a chemical solution provider, but in the mid-2000s helped pioneer a new technology in dewatering – geotextile woven tubes – that reduce customer costs. 2011 saw the company continuing innovation with automated mobile chemical treatments systems for large remote projects.

How have you managed to grow your company?

WaterSolve has achieved sustained growth through diversification into additional markets and national expansion of its services. This has led to an expanded market, giving us increased exposure, and allowing us to develop our mobile chemical treatment system that can be customized to customers’ needs.


How did you survive the recession?

We feel our customer service has set us apart from our competitors and helped us survive and grow. Full-service solutions in dewatering operations were the answer to their customers needs, as it would provide them efficiencies in both time and costs.

What is the largest challenge you have at your business?

Managing growth is the largest challenge WaterSolve faces on a regular basis. This growth affects all areas of our business simultaneously. Our solution focuses on having the right people in place to handle these daily challenges as well as provide strategic solutions for continued growth in the future.

What is the best entrepreneurial advice you’ve received?

“Build upon your core competencies.”

What is your company’s biggest opportunity?

The recent introduction of our mobile chemical feed system has opened up multiple opportunities in new markets where we can take our full-service concept to efficiently solve our customer’s dewatering problems.

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