For over 35 years Baker & Associates has been a presence in the water and wastewater market within Ohio. Founded by the late Harry Baker, our firm has always focused on relationships with consultants, operators, municipal managers, contractors and regulators. We know that successful sales of equipment rely on early and active engagement of multiple decision makers.
Traditionally, we have focused primarily on specifiable, high quality equipment and systems. We embrace innovative processes and specialize in introducing them to the market.
In more recent years, we've branched out to include pumps and blowers in our product offering--but still enjoy system sales as we get involved with challenging hydraulics, control design, and mulit-component troubleshooting.
We value early involvement in the engineering of a pumping system and only offer limited products which satisfy our demand for and our clients' preference for quality and long service life.
With over 25 years of experience in this industry, Ted manages key clients and is a familiar and important contact for our principals. Ted Baker is transitioning management of Baker & Associates to Doug Borkosky.
As as a Past President of the Ohio Water Environment Association and past President of the NE Section of OWEA, Ted has become an ambassador for the local water and wastewater community within Ohio and beyond.
He is also “Mr. MBR” in that he has been integral in over a dozen MBR systems in Ohio (and beyond) including the World’s Largest Flat Sheet MBR at the Canton WRF.
Doug now directs the sales and marketing efforts of Baker and Associates.
From a direct sales standpoint, Doug Borkosky covers Western Ohio including Toledo, Columbus and part of Cincinnati. Formerly a design consultant, Doug has been a part of Baker & Associates for over twenty years.
A farm boy from NW Ohio, past President of the NW OWEA Section, current Ohio WEA (state) Officer, and professional engineer, Doug thrives on the challenges associated with emerging contaminants and innovative technologies to address the needs of the water & wastewater plants in his territory.
Doug is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Ohio.
Tony Lococo is our resident pump expert and introduced Baker & Associates to the pump market several years ago.
Tony covers Eastern Ohio including Cleveland, Youngstown, Akron, Canton, part of Columbus and Southeastern Ohio. Tony also covers Western PA and West Virginia for the KSB market.
Tony brings a wealth of knowledge from his past experience in hydraulics, controls, and as a former salesman for Flygt pumps.
Tony’s willingness to pursue answers and solutions for his operators and consultants proves his dedication to the industry.
Jim Grunenwald is covers part of Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati and most of Southern Ohio.
Jim spent a few years performing surveying, GIS/CAD work, construction inspection, field geology, and business development for several local consulting firms. In 2006 he transitioned into equipment sales in the water & wastewater industry – joining the Baker Team in 2018.
Jim appreciates the opportunity to interact with the operators and engineers in our industry and bring a wide berth of experience to the position.
Karen Borkosky handles the book-keeping for Baker and Associates Ltd. Questions on Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable should be directed to Karen or the Orders Email.
Karen also handles the bulk of the Parts Requests for the Baker and Associates Pump Lines.
Karen is a civil engineer that originally specialized in Transportation and associated Environmental Documents. In 2021, Karen increased her participation in the day to day business of Baker and Associates by undertaking the AP/AR role as well as Parts Sales. Karen is an alumni officer in the Kappa Phi Club (Christian women's club) and involved in community organizations like Cub Scout Pack 314, Scouts BSA Troop 314, and the Riverdale Academic Boosters.
Remembering Harry Baker
Ted's father, Harry Baker, founded Baker & Associates and was the owner until 2008. Harry passed away in 2010.
Harry Baker's word and his handshake were known across Ohio and beyond. He was a welcoming host. He was an ear to listen. He was a rep's rep. He was a dear friend to many operators, consultants, reps, regulators and other industry folks.
As a charter member of the Ohio 5-S Society, Harry was a perennial OWEA sponsor, supporter, committee chair and advisor.
Ted and Doug celebrate the legacy that Harry created -- most notably the code of conduct and way of doing business that forms the foundation of Baker & Associates to this day...