Burnie Bauer pioneered water softening in 1940 managing a major soft water service company after graduating from Notre Dame. In 1949 founded his own company selling major brands with branches in northern Indiana, Ohio and south Michigan. Burnie won many National Sales Contests and was a founding member of the industry's water quality associations. Experiencing the failure of major brands to handle many difficult water problems, Burnie, with patents by his son Matt, have developed and produce their own patented system, unrivaled in the industry. The Bauer softener takes out all undesirable matter using less water, less salt, and less time during regeneration - and are nature friendly !