For Immediate Release

February, 11th 2016 @ 12:00 am

For Immediate Release

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Jim Geisking

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Tarvin’s Culligan of Bloomington Employee Among Top Salespeople in Nation


BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Culligan International recognizes local water treatment professional, Sharon Walker, as one of the top salespeople in the nation. As a finalist in the recent competition to sell and rent Culligan household products, Walker will receive a fully compensated trip to California for Culligan’s 80th anniversary celebration.


“Out of the 463 people who entered, Sharon came in 17th place,” said John Tarvin, owner at Tarvin’s Culligan of Bloomington, local provider of water quality treatment. “We are extremely proud of her.”


Walker, who began at Culligan in June 2012, said her secret to success is to listen carefully and sincerely to the customer – not just to sell or rent them equipment.

“I listen to the customer’s pain points and what needs to be improved,” said Walker. “Then, I present the best possible solution tailored to their specific needs.”


Recognizing the important role Tarvin’s Culligan of Bloomington plays in the local community, Walker aims to make each customer feel as though they are part of the Culligan family.


“I always keep in mind I’m selling more than just equipment,” said Walker. “I’m selling the customer on the Culligan name, value and our local dealership’s commitment to customer service.”


On that note, it’s important not to oversell the customer, she adds.

Walker will receive her award at Culligan’s 80th Bash celebration this April in Huntington Beach, Calif. Because she finished within the top 70 competitors, Culligan International will compensate her trip.


“I often work long hours and I was determined to qualify,” said Walker. “It is exciting and rewarding to see all of the hard work pay off.”


However, Sharon acknowledges she couldn’t have done it without her team – even when they are short-staffed, everyone pulls together to get appointments scheduled, equipment installed and parts ordered, she said.


“We can’t wait to watch her get the award, which she worked so hard for,” Tarvin said.

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About Tarvin’s Culligan of Bloomington

Tarvin’s Culligan of Bloomington is a third-generation Culligan dealer in the Bloomington, Ill. area. “Culligan Lady” Kourtney Tarvin Erbes, and her father, John, who helped the dealership rapidly grow from its humble beginnings in 1956, currently run the business.

Culligan International has been an industry leader in water since 1936. Culligan is at the forefront of residential and commercial water filtration technologies with a line of products including the world’s most efficient water softener, as well as reverse osmosis drinking water systems and bottled water.