COLE Publishing, established in 1979 in the heart of Wisconsin’s northwoods, has grown to become North America’s largest publisher of print, web and trade shows serving the water and wastewater industries. Our pride and success stem from the personal relationships we’ve forged and maintained over nearly forty years of working with our loyal friends and colleagues in the business.

Bob Kendall

Bob Kendall

Title: Co-founder

Date started: April, 1979

Bob Kendall is a dreamer, not like the kid gazing off into space in the back row of your high school history class, although that was Bob. He is the kind who takes an idea and turns it into a successful business. Bob, and his buddy Pete, founded COLE Publishing back in 1979. Now that’s some history.

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