Outdoor Water Solutions acquires Air-O-Lator

Outdoor Water Solutions, Inc., (OWS) has acquired Air-O-Lator, a water and wastewater equipment manufacturing company located in Kansas City, Mo.

Started in 2005, OWS is a pond and lake equipment manufacturing company located in Springdale, Ark., that provides high-quality products to the industry. OWS is recognized for its broad and innovative product lines, including electric and solar bottom diffused aerators, electric and solar display fountains, microbes, dyes, docks, and more.

Founded in 1961, Air-O-Lator is a water and wastewater equipment manufacturing company recognized for their exceptionally high-quality products, including both display and aerating fountains, surface aerators, de-icers, aspirators, submersible mixers, and more.

“This new combined company will offer one of the broadest product lines available in the Professional Pond & Lake Industry,” said John Redd, president and CEO of Outdoor Water Solutions, The brand Air-O-Lator is known for its high quality, dependability and ease of service.”

Roy Watkins, formerly president of Air-O-Lator, will continue as general manager and operate the Kansas City location.  According to Redd, “Roy’s knowledge of their products and the industry is invaluable given his 42 years with Air-O-Lator. He has been instrumental in developing products known for their outstanding performance and dependability.” 

According to Roy, “I feel this is a win-win situation for everyone. With Air-O-Lator’s 60 years of manufacturing experience in the water and wastewater industry and with the outstanding products and customer service of Outdoor Water Solutions, our customers are in good hands moving forward.”

Our commitment to maintain excellent relationships with our customers remains strong. We realize our customers are critical to our success and appreciate the value that they bring to our business.