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California Water Service Company comfy in “new” 1927 offices
California Water Service Company (Cal Water) is the largest investor-owned American water utility west of the Mississippi River and the third largest in the country. It provides domestic, commercial and industrial water service to a major portion of Stockton’s urban area.
This past May, Cal Water consolidated Stockton operations under one roof in a Stockton facility, which is a great example of the architecture of the 1920’s and also houses the original 1927 pump station that was used for the City of Stockton. This view is looking down from the upstairs offices.
The pump can also been seen from the first floor payment and transaction windows.
District Manager John Freeman, who has been with Cal Water for more than 20 years, says the move was the right decision – financially and operationally for the company and, turned out to be, from the employees perspective, a morale booster.
Freeman says the upgraded offices, break room and the addition of a “quiet” room have made a positive impact on employees. The tenant improvements were done by Diede Construction, also a San Joaquin Partnership Investor, and the building is crisp, light and airy.
Freeman, pictured below right with Mike Ammann, proudly showed off the new conference room that can connect ten Cal Water District Offices.
Cal Water’s new address is 1505 E. Sonora Street, just off Wilson Way in Stockton.
Formed in 1926, the San Jose-based company serves more than 472,000 customers through 28 Customer and Operations Centers throughout the state.
Cal Water is the largest subsidiary of the California Water Service Group.