When you engage in the Waterworks experience, you gain access to a rich heritage of expertise, service and innovation unlike any other. In 1925, Samuel Grogins started a plumbing supply business in Danbury, Connecticut devoted to the best mechanical offerings available. In 1978, Sam’s daughter, Barbara, and her husband Robert Sallick set out to create a revolution in bathing, bringing incredible visual appeal and impeccable performance to what had often been an overlooked and underserved area of the home. When their son Peter joined the company in 1993, Waterworks made the leap to become a full-service industry leader uniquely focused on the needs of our clients.
Waterworks creates unparalleled products with a commitment to craftsmanship on every level, from designing product, to selecting the highest quality materials, to utilizing artisanal factories with generations of experience.
We work with in-house designers and prestigious collaborators across a range of inspirations, from Edwardian elegance to organic beauty, to create a product assortment that comfortably meets the needs of our clients while continually pushing the aesthetic envelope. In our quest for the complete bath experience, every detail and every facet is lovingly considered. Our focus on design translates into a world of products that you can be certain are first in terms of integrity, innovation, and style.
All of our materials are finest in their class. Our fixtures represent a state-of-the-art understanding of both traditional and contemporary materials such as cast iron, copper, porcelain, vitreous china, marble and acrylic. Within our Surfaces assortment, you’ll find glass made exclusively for us on the Venetian island of Murano alongside ceramic tile produced in southern California, where the climate allows for perfect bisque drying conditions. Rich mahogany and maple woods distinguish our line of Bath Furniture. Even our Furnishings, including Egyptian cotton towels and black walnut containers, are made from superior elements. Every material is carefully selected to ensure they are superior in every way.
We pride ourselves on utilizing artisanal factories and workshops that have a multi-generational family expertise in the manufacture of fixtures and fittings. We work with several factories in Normandy, France, a region known for centuries for its fine production of faucetry and decorative hardware. In this region, spouts are cast by hand, handles and escutcheons are “forged” for an elevated level of detail and precision, and hand polishing has been made into a high art. Our Bath Furniture is produced in the U.S. by master cabinetmakers using 18th-century French polishing techniques. In every product we make, the mode of manufacture is carefully controlled – whether it’s a hand cut mosaic tesserae or a cotton-linen towel to satisfy the most demanding tastes while enduring constant use.