Owner Brad Haskin grew up in the water treatment industry. His father, Dennis, started Advanced Water Treatment in 1977 and Brad had a hand in its operations at a young age. He started by assembling brine takes and water softeners after school, and attending the occasional service call with his dad. He developed a fascination early on with the mechanical workings of the water softening system and quickly learned to disassemble and service different models. Once he entered high school, Brad began making salt deliveries for Advanced Water Treatment customers. At that time, he discovered how much he enjoyed the customer-facing side of the business.
After high school, Brad left the family business to explore a career in the automobile industry. He completed a training program through General Motors where he learned to service automobiles and went on to work for a large car dealership in Brighton, MI. While he enjoyed the auto industry, Brad decided to come back to the family business when his dad decided to retire in 2004.
The company has continued to flourish under Brad's leadership. In 2007, Advanced Water Treatment partnered with Water-Right to expand its product offerings. Since then, the company has added well and pump service as well as water bottling. Advanced Water Treatment is currently the only licensed water bottling facility in Livingstone County and offers a niche private labeling experience to wedding venues, golf courses, nonprofits, and businesses all over Michigan.