What we do...

We provide our pipeline contractors and water utilities with
Smooth Running Jobs from Start to Finish.

Our History

"If we have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
-Sir Isaac Newton
  • 1945

    The Original

    After World War II, Ben Duke, Hugh Lawson and Walter Weight perceived the need for a local waterworks distributor in Southern California.  These three gentlemen, who each had extensive backgrounds in the water industry, formed the first waterworks distributor in Southern California located in Los Angeles, CA.

  • 1956

    Ben Duke

    After buying out his partners, Ben Duke becomes the sole owner of Western Water Works.  The Company moves to a larger location in South El Monte, CA.

  • 1970

    Ethel Duke

    In 1970 Ben Duke passes away and his wife Ethel Duke, who had been active in the company from its inception, became the majority owner.  As  a woman business owner, she was a role model and pioneer in an industry that was dominated by men.

  • 1995

    A New Era

    In 1995, Ethel Duke retires at the age of 89.  Control of the Company is then passed to her nephew and grand nephew.  

  • 2000

    Chino Branch

    In 2000 the Company opens their new flagship location in Chino, CA.  By this time, the focus of the Company has shifted to premier pipeline contractor sales in addition to the utility sales of the past.

  • 2006

    Support Center

    To support the unprecedented growth, the Company opens the centralized sales support center in Chino Hills, CA.

  • 2008

    San Diego Branch

    In the midst of the Great Recession, rather than downsize and perform lay offs, the Company commits its excess capacity to geographical expansion. As a first step, the Company opens El Cajon, CA branch to supply contractors in the San Diego market.

  • 2011

    Salt Lake City Utah Branch

    In a bold move, the Company opens their doors in another state, in an effort to support the infrastructure growth in the Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.

  • 2015

    100% Employee Owned

    The Company goes all in and becomes a 100% Employee Owned Company (ESOP).  The stage is set for continued growth as the people of Western Water Works now have a vested interest in success.

  • 2016

    Coachella Valley Branch

    To support the continued development and growth in the Low Desert region, the Company opens their doors in Coachella, CA.

  • 2016

    Provo Utah Branch

    As a show of our committment to the Utah market, the Company opens a new location in Provo, UT.  From this location we can quickly service the needs of any contractor in Utah County.

  • 2017

    Santa Fe Springs Branch

    After outgrowing our South El Monte and Norwalk locations, we combined them into a new flagship location in Santa Fe Springs. The Santa Fe Springs branch is our largest facility that will allow us to service the continued growth in the Los Angeles County region for many years to come.

  • 2020

    Tualatin, Oregon Branch

    2020 saw the opening of our flagship location in the Pacific Northwest. With over 130 pipe bays and state-of-the-art racking and Integrated Warehouse Management system this facility is the start of our expansion into the growing PNW market.