The world’s largest manufacturer of pumps and pump technology has, since its founding in 1945, focused on values and, as part of that commitment, supports its dealers in their efforts to give back to their communities. When long-time Grundfos dealer, Beinhower Brothers Drilling Co., Johnstown, Ohio, president Brad Ulery sought the manufacturer’s support for a unique demonstration home in nearby Columbus, district sales manager Jim Cole responded with the only answer possible – of course.

The donation request was for a Grundfos SmartFlo SQE Constant Pressure System to be installed in the Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL). UDLL is designed to help architects, builders and the public better understand how to create an accessible, comfortable living environment that enhances quality of life. The UDLL home incorporates unobtrusive universal design, resource- and energy-efficient green-building methods, advanced automation technology, a healthy-home construction approach and feng shui design principles. The finest craftsmanship and state-of-the-art products and services are incorporated. The gardens will feature wheelchair-accessible pathways with raised flowerbeds and containers.

Rosemarie Rossetti, a wheelchair user, and her husband, Mark Leder, are building and will live in the UDLL home. Rossetti has been using a wheelchair for the past 12 years, after a 7,000-pound tree fell on her while she was riding her bicycle, causing a spinal-cord injury that severely limits her mobility. While the UDLL eventually will become their home, Rosemarie and Mark’s vision reaches far beyond themselves. They embarked on the project to help the almost 54 million people in the United States with physical disabilities as well as the 76 million aging boomers.

Similarly, Rossetti and Leder set out to design and build a home that meets industry-leading standards for efficiency and sustainability. When construction is complete this fall, UDLL will be apply for certification under the U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Homes program, and to the National Association of Home Builders under its National Green Building Program, as well as for ENERGY STAR program certification.

Beinhower Bros. Drilling Co. was founded in 1923 by the Beinhower brothers. Chuck Beinhower owned andoperated the company until 1977 when it was willed to William Montgomery, a longtime employee. Brad Ulery has owned and operated the company since March of 1987. Our water drilling purposes include drinking water, irrigation water, heating and cooling, and pond, lake and stream recharge. Other drilling applications include exploratory drilling, custom drilling and evironmental drilling.