Nelsen Corporation was founded in 1954 by Ron and Emil Nelsen as Century Water Conditioning Company, a retail pump and water softener dealership. 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.
Although most sales were to homeowners at retail prices, a few well drillers and pump dealers were also regular customers. As sales increased, more and more products were purchased directly from manufacturers in order to supply the dealer trade.
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 its present location in Norton, Ohio and became 100% wholesale.
Today, Nelsen Corporation’s operation features over $5,000,000 in inventory from more than 200 vendors. Our Phoenix, Arizona and Tampa, Florida operations serve the professional water treatment dealers located in the Southwest and Southeast markets. While our company has seen substantial growth over the years, Nelsen Corporation remains family-owned and operated.