King Technology, a global supplier of pool and hot tub water treatment systems, was one of five Minnesota-based companies to receive the 2019 Minnesota Family Business Award from Twin Cities Business magazine during a ceremony held November 20 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The annual awards program is a celebration of outstanding family-owned businesses and the value they add to Minnesota’s economy and quality of life.
“We’re very proud of this award,” says Joe King, who co-owns King Technology with his wife, Mary, and their adult sons, Alex and Carson. “During a period where our industry has seen considerable consolidation, we’ve stayed a strong and successful family owned business focused on innovation. We have a stellar team who works together to determine the right mountain to climb and the path to get there. Our vision statement — ‘enriching lives daily’ — drives everything we do, which allows us to make a positive impact on partners, customers and employees.”
King Technology grew out of a small pool construction business founded by Joe King’s father, Lloyd King, in 1956. Joe and Mary acquired the company in 1988 and have grown it into a thriving innovator of water care solutions for swimming pools and hot tubs.
As Joe and Mary eye retirement, they’re preparing the third generation to take the helm. Son Alex joined King Technology as a regional sales manager in 2017. His brother, Carson, was hired in September as the company’s strategic sourcing manager.
“To be a steward of this company and to create an opportunity for [my sons] to have a similar experience … it brings great satisfaction and joy to my life,” Joe King says.