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Richard Randolph Hourigan, Jr.


Richard "Dick" Randolph Hourigan, Jr. was the son of Richard Randolph & Hazel (Landstrom) Hourigan. He was born around 1945 in New Jersey, USA.

Sometime around 1970, he married Joan.

After leaving Graduate School and a short stint on Active Duty at the U.S. Army Chemical Center and School, Dick Hourigan took a Boiler Water Research position in the Laboratories of Dearborn Chemical in Lake Zurich, Illinois in January 1973. He worked in both the Research Section and in the Analytical Section of the Laboratory and also held positions in Waste Water Treatment and Water Treatment Sales. The time at Dearborn culminated with his promotion to Technical Director, providing Technical Support of the field sales force.

Subsequent positions included:

  • Sales Manager for a Regional Water Treatment company in Cleveland, Ohio;
  • The start up Manager and subsequently the first General Manager of a Hazardous Waste Treatment Company named Chem-Clear which is also in Cleveland. This plant has since been purchased by Clean Harbors, Inc. and remains viable today.
  • Seven years as a Sales Representative for The Mogul Corporation out of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
  • Water Treatment Consultant for Cleaver Brooks Boiler Service in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

After leaving Active Duty, Dick continued on in the US Army Reserve for and additional twenty eight years of Military Service, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and receiving the retirement award of the Army Legion of Merit. During that time Dick held five command positions, including two tours as a Battalion Commander. He also served for fourteen of his twenty eight years in the US Army Special Forces (ABN). After retiring from the Army, Dick worked briefly as an On Air Military Analyst to WIFR-TV in Rockford, Illinois during the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Click here to view Dick's Army Page.

In December 1992, Dick founded Richard Hourigan, Inc. as a Northern Illinois & Southern Wisconsin Water Treatment Company.

In March 2009, Dick opened to sell their water treatment products in a global market. In August of the same year, he was elected to a 3-year term as the member of the Board of Directors at
Association of Water Technologies (AWT), which Richard Hourigan, Inc. was already a member of. He currently serves on the Technical Committee for all of it's 5 subcommittes: Boiler, Cooling Water, Pretreatment, Special Projects and Wastewater (2011).

This was followed by a forum/blog ( that he opened in January 2010 to facilitate communication with global customers.

In May 2010, Dick & Joan purchased a new home in Bear, New Castle County, Delaware.

In January 2011, Dick relocated the company headquarters to the state of Delaware.


Together, Dick & Joan had one known child:


Richard Randolph Hourigan III. [living]

*Note: Specific information may not be listed for living persons for the privacy of these individuals.