THE COMPANY HISTORY OF TANKLESS INC.
1982 Bob DeBonta develops residential single phase heater for South Florida
1988 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approval received on house heater
1990 First pool heater developed and sold
1990 AMP share concept developed so home could use both a pool heater and house heater on the same breakers
1998 Intertek (ETL) approval received on house heaters
1998 First vacubreaker for low pressure chillers tested and sold
1998 First Electronic residential heater tried. Idea dropped
2000 First three phase commercial units sold
2005 DeBonta learns he has cancer
2007 ETL approval received for commercial heaters
2007 DeBonta dies
2008 Hicks buys company from DeBonta’s widow and changes the legal name to Wild Dunes Inc.
2009 Residential electronic prototypes installed
2009 Test facility built to allow testing of all units made under full power for at least 1 hour prior to shipment
2009 Commercial unit changed to include transformer for 480 versus a 110 volt plug in
2009 Commercial line added use of pressure switch and air separator for all units
2010 Redesigned residential electronic units approved by UL
2010 Commercial electronic units approved by ETL
2010 575 volt elements added to allow Canadian exports.
2010 Commercial line enlarged from 18 thru 72KW to 12 thru 108KW at various voltages and approved by ETL
2011 NEMA 4 enclosures added to line
2011 Stainless steel commercial and pool heaters added to line as an option upon approval and receipt of stainless steel screw plug elements
2011 GSA contract awarded by government after rigorous customer satisfaction reviews
2011 Residential/single phase mechanical unit redesigned and approved by ETL
2012 In house welding department added
2012 Commercial product line expanded to include larger 144 KW combination units
2012 Test facility expanded to include 60 G.P.M. pump to test at high volume
2012 Pressure tests performed on commercial line to determine the pressure drop at differing flow rates
2012 CE 144 introduced as safety shower heater at Safety show
2012 Safety shower heater, safety shower, eyewash station, and skid package introduced at Safety Show in Orlando
2012 RS 232 inter face offered as option to commercial electronic units…CE series.