History of Paragon Water

Paragon Water Systems, Inc., is an Original Equipment Manufacturer/Original Design Manufacturer (OEM/ODM). Established in 1988 in Clearwater, Florida, we maintain a long history of exceptional quality, service and integrity. Our mission is to discover and develop new technologies to help improve the quality of our water through different water purification systems. We manufacture a complete line of NSF certified water filtration products. We market products under our brand names at retail outlets as well as offer them to other companies for private labeling. We are the supplier of choice for many well-recognized American brand names.

Paragon’s global expansion into China, opening manufacturing facilities in Xiamen and sales offices in Shanghai led to astonishing growth and technological advances. With our vast experience and expertise as well as partnering with other successful OEM's, we are able to provide cost-effective solutions ultimately enhancing your bottom line.

For over 20 years, Paragon has provided exceptional quality, service and integrity. Our mission is to discover and develop new technologies to help improve the quality of our water. All filtration products comply with the latest NSF & WQA Standards. Many products are certified to international standards such as the China Ministry of Health (MOH)

History Timeline

  • 1988 Paragon Water Systems Inc. is founded
  • 2001 George Lutich, CEO, takes first trip to China and Taiwan to visit suppliers and soon after enters into a filtration manufacturing agreement with Asian partners
  • 2001 Manufacturing facilities are opened in Xiamen China, and a sales office opens in Shanghai
  • 2002 Paragon host WQA seminar in Shanghai, first sale is made in China
  • 2002 David Swain joins the team as President bringing global operations experience to the Paragon Water Systems
  • 2005 Lynn Clem joins Paragon as CFO, bringing over 35 years of financial expertise to the table
  • 2006 First major OEM/ODM with well know brand sets the stage for major growth
  • 2010 Key Operations and Engineering personnel join the Paragon family to support growth initiatives
  • 2010 Filter Pro and Filtertech brands added
  • 2012 The American Carbon Block Co. is founded
  • 2013 Paragon moves into a new facility




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