For Immediate Release: July 31, 2020 – Stiles Co is excited to announce the successful transfer of ownership from the original founding family to long-term employee Ian Kasowitz, his wife Katie, and their family. Ian and Katie bring new energy, vision, and innovation to this family-owned business, known throughout New England as a leading distributor of smart water meters and waterworks products.
Parker and Carole Stiles started the Stiles Co out of their garage in 1983 and built the company on their core values of exceeding customers’ expectations, providing superior knowledge and service, and treating people with kindness – from employees, to vendors, to customers. Prior to his passing earlier this year, Parker arranged for the transfer of ownership with the goal of building on these values that have been planted and help guide it to another 40+ years of success.
“Ian has established an incredible reputation for integrity and loyalty to his clients,” said Carole Stiles. “His values are so aligned with that of my family and our company that we knew he and his family were the ones to steward Stiles Company into the future”.
Katie will assume the role of president, while Ian runs the sales and client-facing organization. All employees are staying on with the newly owned company post-closing. Stiles Co would like to thank our valued customers, vendors, and peers and we are excited to see what the future holds.