Conroe, Texas, Resident Bill McGraw Inducted into the RainSoft Hall of Fame

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Owner of Top RainSoft Dealership in Country Recognized for Extensive Industry, Community, and Global Influence

I've done this for the love of my RainSoft family of employees and never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be honored with such recognition.

Bill McGraw, owner of RainSoft Quality Water Systems in Houston, Texas, has been recognized by achieving the RainSoft Hall of Fame Award. Of RainSoft's 171 dealerships worldwide, McGraw's Quality Water Systems of Texas is a top RainSoft dealer for the third year in a row. RainSoft Environmental Products has provided the finest home water filtration systems and whole-house air purification systems for families and businesses around the globe since 1953.

"I have loved RainSoft and the water industry for 23 years," says McGraw. "I've done this for the love of my RainSoft family of employees and never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be honored with such recognition."

The criteria for a recipient of the RainSoft Hall of Fame Award are: 1) started in RainSoft sales 2) has managed a successful dealership 3) has supported other RainSoft dealers 4) has supported the water treatment industry and 5) has given back to the community.

"McGraw goes above and beyond on a daily basis," says Norman Hurt, sales manager at RainSoft. "He spends most of his time on marketing and lead generation, which is the heart of our business. He stays ahead of new water and plumbing codes and standards, but his secret weapon is growing people. Bill probably does more for his employees than most any other business: he provides the type of benefits that keep employees giving their most for the company; he provides educational benefits, tuition, and books for his marketing team, and the result is more employee loyalty, longevity, and less turnover than is the norm.

"And although Bill's secret weapon is his ability to find and build the right people in marketing, sales, finance, installation, service and outstanding customer service after the sale, his best asset is his wife Tonya, who has been with him and supported him during the early lean days. Bill has spent decades building a professional management team who ensure every aspect of his business, most importantly customer satisfaction, is done within the highest industry standards.

Just three years after beginning his career in 1986 at the Houston RainSoft dealership, McGraw opened his own dealership in Conroe, TX. Eight years later, he purchased the dealership in Houston and now has three locations servicing over 32,000 customers in the greater Houston area and employs 85 wonderful people.

Quality Water Systems of Texas is considered one of the top RainSoft dealerships in the country, with its sales and marketing team receiving monthly awards for being the top five in the world of all RainSoft dealers. McGraw is extremely proud of his dealership's customer service, having received RainSoft's top customer service award for the past 19 years. Most recently, they were awarded the Better Business Bureau's coveted Pinnacle Award, the highest honor a company could receive.

Frank Kneller, CEO at RainSoft, praises Bill McGraw. "Bill's tenure at RainSoft has been one marked not only by longevity, but a deep commitment to the growth and development of the company and his people. Bill's ethical marketing, sales and customer service practices coupled with his devotion to his employees make him a highly esteemed member of the RainSoft family. His commitment to giving back to his local community and to communities worldwide is an inspiration not only to the RainSoft family, but to businesses at large."

In the community, McGraw is an active member and past president of the Conroe Noon Lions Club, is a member of six area Chambers of Commerce, serves on the Advisory Board for the Better Business Bureau and is involved with fundraising efforts with the local school. Professionally, has served on the board of the WQA, he is president of the RainSoft Dealer Association and currently serves on the board of the TWQA, and the Dealer Advisory Council for the RainSoft factory.

On an international level, McGraw and his wife Tonya work closely with Manna Worldwide; building feeding centers, secondary schools, and medical facilities in areas such as Tanzania and Kenya. McGraw also sponsors college students in Paraguay and pays for uniforms and supplies for children in the public schools.

"We are all going through some challenging times," concludes McGraw. "But with some of RainSoft's exciting changes and with its position in the marketplace, we will emerge with flying colors."

For more information about RainSoft Quality Water Systems in Houston, Texas please visit, http://www.rainsoftofhouston.com.

About RainSoft
RainSoft Environmental Products has provided home water filtration systems and whole-house air purification systems for families and businesses since 1953. Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Ill., RainSoft has nearly 300 dealers nationwide and is serving 24 countries around the globe. With its dedication to extensive laboratory research and development and rigorous third-party testing, RainSoft is committed to becoming the most trusted source of residential water and air treatment systems in North America.

For more information on RainSoft water treatment systems, please call 1-800-RAINSOFT or visit http://www.rainsoft.com.

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