About Vista Water Group
Simply put, we make compliance convenient.
Vista Water Group is a family-owned business dedicated to providing innovative backflow-prevention solutions to help commercial, residential and small-industrial customers achieve compliance with national and local plumbing codes conveniently and cost-effectively.
With more than 40 years of experience in water-focused businesses, Vista Water Group brings an unmatched depth of experience, expertise and innovation to the specialty plumbing and water-treatment industries.
A brief history
Jim Chandler and his brother founded WaterSoft, Inc. in 1980 and purchased the water-treatment division of the F.E. Myers Pump Company in Ashland, Ohio. With intense focus and investment in research and development, the company developed a lineup of patented and proprietary systems that solve tough water problems without the use of costly chemicals. The brothers sold the company to a leading manufacturer of water-storage tanks, AMTROL, in 1988.
In the 1990s, Jim began to investigate the unique water-related problems faced by dental practitioners and founded Vista Research Group. This company developed a complete line of innovative water treatment, purification and wastewater management solutions for the dental industry.
Vista Research Group became the premier manufacturer of water-processing systems sold by dental dealers throughout the United States and Canada. The company was acquired by Crosstex International, Inc., the Dental division of Cantel Medical (NYSE:CMD), in 2019. Vista Water Group retained its VersaCheck® and DrainDock® products for their broader application in the plumbing market.
Today the company is focused on continually improving and expanding these product lineups, and introducing new products to help customers achieve compliance more conveniently and cost effectively.
All Vista Water Group products are proudly manufactured in the USA.
Vista Water Group is led by a small group of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Having built and sold multiple water-focused businesses to leading water-treatment companies and medical-device manufacturers, our leadership team has deep expertise in related industries.
Founder & President
Jim holds multiple patents and brings more than 40 years of water-treatment experience to the company. His technical expertise and knack for innovation ensure our product lineup stays ahead of the curve in the plumbing industry.
Jon brings more than 15 years of experience in sales, product positioning, and risk-mitigating strategies. His expertise in developing sales relationships and distribution partnerships ensures our customers win in the marketplace.
Jeffrey specializes in operations management, digital technologies and creative approaches to technical and design-oriented solutions. He’s the driving force behind the look, feel and accessibility of our product and marketing resources.