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August 20, 2020 – Santa Barbara Police Activities League

Thank you for your support – Gigi; Thank you so much, Julie; Thank you-Linda; Thank you for providing fresh water for our students, Always – Michelle

August 2, 2020- Carol Y. From Yelp *****

I recently visited friends in Santa Barbara who had Sol Wave Water Softener and RO Systems installed at their new home.  I’ve never had a soft water system and live over two hours from Santa Barbara.  I was so blown away by the feel of the water and softness of my skin…  If I were in Santa Barbara, there would be no question, we’d purchase this system from Sol Wave.  This equipment is an investment and should last many years. I want to feel confident the people I’m working with are professional, knowledgeable and will provide quality products with honestly and integrity.  I’d highly recommend this company.

June 3, 2020 – Dr. C From Yelp *****

Sol Wave is the best water company in town and they are better priced than the others! Before working with Steve at Sol Wave, I didn’t know what water was supposed to taste like, SB water is not good! Sol Wave taught me that water is supposed to taste good and they know how to make that happen! Their installers are so wonderful to work with, they are responsive, helpful, informative, thorough and courteous. The work they performed was done professionally and turned out really clean. Highly recommend them and their service. Healthy, tasty water!

December 1, 2019 – Dr. C From Google *****

It has water for our business at a fair price, what more can you say?


August 18, 2019 – Kevin H. From Google *****

I contacted Sol Wave Water to help me address a hard water problem with a commercial boiler.  Santa Barbara has some of the hardest water anywhere and it kills boilers.  The Owner (Steve) visited my property and he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about hard water.  I received a fair price and after I accepted it, the new advanced water softener was installed shortly after.  I like keeping business local and I highly recommend Sol Wave Water.

June 19, 2019 – James K. From Yelp *****

I’ve been a Sol Wave customer for almost a year and my experience has always been positive.  Yesterday, I noticed an issue with my system so I called to schedule a service appointment.  The service tech, Harrison, showed up on time, quickly identified the issue, resolved the issue and cleaned up the mess the problem had caused.  I was really impressed by the whole customer service experience.  Check these guys out if you are in the market.

March 31, 2019-

Dear Steve,

On behalf of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, please accept our sincere appreciation for your non-cash donation of three stations of deliciousSol Wave Water in support of our March 2019 Show Exhibits.  Your contribution demonstrates your strong support for our commitment to educate and promote both orchid hobbyists and the general public in the significance and enjoyment of orchids.  And it’s a pleasure to work with your crew – they went out their way to make our rather warm weekend enjoyable for our guests in the exhibit hall.

We wouldn’t look like the first-class orchid show we are without you – Thank you so much!  We believe that your generous collaboration towards making the Santa Barbara Int’l Orchid Show successful once again has helped us achieve our goal to sustain a healthy and thriving community of orchid growers and hobbyists in Santa Barbara County and beyond.  We had record-breaking attendance of guests who loved being able to see and buy exquisite orchids grown locally and internationally. The exhibit hall was tremendously popular.  We created a time-lapse showing how in three days the hall was transformed into a tropical paradise – you can see it here.

Please join us next year for our 75th Anniversary March 13-15, 2020, themed Orchids – A World of Adventure.  We’re planning a spectacular Show!

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to working with you on the March 22-24, 2019 Show.

With best regards,

Nancy Chapman Melekian

Executive Show Manager

For the Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Int’l Orchid Show

March 16, 2019-

Dear Steve,

Thank you for the donating all of the water for the walkers on the course.  it was very much appreciated by all!  Thanks again for being so considerate!

Barbara Ireland

January 31, 2019-

Dear Steve,

Thank you so much for your generous donation of multiple Sol Wave Water products to the 56th annual Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital  Holiday Gala that was help on December 1st, 2018.  The event was a great success with 285 guests and employees in attendance, and raised close to $35,000 towards the 3D Mammography Initiative goal of $500,000.  We have $150,000 to go to meet our goal…

Thank you for your support of SYVCH Foundation’s larges fundraising event of the year.  Your donation and generous support assures medical excellence close to home.

Best Regards,

June Martin, Foundation Administrator

January 29, 2019-

On Behalf of the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, THANK YOU for your donation to our Silent Auction at our first community benefit event, Montecito Rising!  Over 500 guests enjoyed the opportunity to bid on the unique and valuable items donated by our community business partners like you.

Your generosity helped us raise over $270,000, which will alow us to continue our good work in Montecito, and also help other communities learn from our success.  Thank you again for supporting the Santa Barbara Bucke Brigade!

With Gratitude,

Patty Swenson, Board President


September 14, 2018-

Thank you so much for being apart of the 2018 Pacific Pride Festival. We wouldn’t have been able to provide such a dynamic space without your presence, and we hope to welcome you back in 2019.

We had an amazingly diverse crowd of youth, elders, families, allies, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Throughout the day I particularly noticed the youth in a vibrant, joyful way.  From running around with rainbow capes to having them shake and cry with excitement during the meet and greet with the RuPaul Drag Queens. I saw families enjoying the bounce house and the treats from the Kona Ice Truck, and children getting their face painted in rainbow fashion! There was an elderly woman in the crowd during the drag show in a wheelchair, and one of the queens did a death drop right in front of her.  She couldn’t have been having more fun! The new layout allowed us to utilize the space in a better way that made the festival as a whole feel more inclusive.  Suddenly, the hillside that’s always been a waste of space hosted a happy crowd of Festival-goers! The Festival felt so full, and colorful. The beer garden layout was unique, and people were happy with the addition of the patio furniture.  Rainbow Happy Hour also added a new element by hosting a booth and providing games with prizes. The space was vibrant and interactive! Pacific Pride Foundation’s space was at the center of it all with rainbow colored tent toppers and an enormous rainbow flag “blanket” that was filled with colorful blowup lounge toys that played host to the Youth Lounge.  All day folks were passing by and taking photos with all of the unique items we added. You were apart of creating this space, and we are so grateful!

We’ve captured a few moments from the day that you can view HERE.  And, save the date for next year’s Pacific Pride Festival for Saturday, August 24, at Chase Palm Park!

With pride,

June 29, 2018-

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for your in-kind sponsorship of our Earth Day Festival valued at $2500.  Your partnership is key to this event’s success and we are incredibly grateful for your continued support…

Sincerely, Sigrid Wright, CEO

November 8, 2017-

Dear Steve, Thank you for your generous donation of a water service including 3 dispensers totaling 50 gallons of water on 9/1/2017.  Your donation helped make the event extra special… Since 1899 Family Service Agency has been a leader in creating and expanding opportunities for thousands of people in distress in Santa Barbara County.   Together we are building a strong foundation for our community and improving the quality of life for those most in need.

Sincerely, Lisa Brabo, Ph. D. Executive Director

November 5, 2016-

Dori, a customer’s email to usI recently moved to Santa Barbara from DC and much to my dismay the water here was worse than in DC!  In DC I was using a Zero water filter system.  Well, the Santa Barbara water clogged my system.

I consider myself a water conessiour.  It’s all I drink.  Sol Wave water saved me!!!   It’s so much better than Sparklets or Arrowhead!!  My friend who doesn’t like to drink water liked it and said it tasted sweet!

Thank you, Sol Wave, for providing this town with good drinking water!!

October 23, 2016-

Hi Steve, Thank you so very much for your help and excellent guidance with our water selection. We are absolutely thrilled with everything and of course, as you already knew we would, we are asking ourselves what took us so long! We are also super glad that we purchased the two systems. We might decide to purchase the RO, but I know we have a few months to decide about that.

Josh was wonderful and Paul, the electrician, was also pleasant and efficient.  You are doing important work, Steve. Thank you for being there!

With Best Wishes, Kathleen and Gary Ross

September 8, 2016- Rich R. From Yelp ***** 

Steve Nipper should be the paradigm for all small business owners. I can’t say enough about this guy and his business. I called him, he was at my house that afternoon and had a new r/o unit installed less than 24 hours after that … Providing me with better efficiency, higher flow rate, and a larger reserve tank for the same price I was paying for an inferior unit from another competing company. I wish I had called him years ago. Steve could sell snow to an Eskimo and leave them happy they made the purchase… He is genuine and honest and I highly recommend him and his business.

August 31, 2016 – Letter from Old Spanish Days

Dear Steve, Thank you for your participation in Old Spanish Days Fiesta 2016.  We greatly appreciated your Silver Sponsorship.

Because of generous sponsors like you, we can continue to put on our beloved community festival, Fiesta.  Together we can continue to honor,and preserve our history, heritage, culture, and traditions for generations to come… Your sponsorship helps to fund the many events we provide the community at no cost: Fiesta Flower Girls, La Fiesta Pequena, Las Noches de Ronda, Tardes de Ronda, El Desfile Historico.

Warmest Gratitude, Denise Sanford, Segunda Vice Presidente denise-sanford

August 7, 2016- Frank P. From Yelp *****

I talked to another company that was more interested in scheduling appointments and sales calls. I called Steve Nipper and all he said was “let’s talk water” which were the magic words. I had him come over and we talked water (instead of money, which is what the other company was interested in).

After patiently answering all my questions for about an hour, he scheduled an installation. The installation happened 3 days later. The 4 hours took 8 hours to be done right, but they left, it all worked, they did not charge me any extra.

BTW, I put in a “reverse osmosis” filter for the kitchen sink and the water tastes great now! (I also cancelled my monthly water delivery service).

August 5, 2016- B.G. From Yelp *****

I called Sol Wave water after a neighbor told me how great and reasonable their water softening systems are. I spoke to Steve and within an hour, he was at my doorstep 40 miles away. Steve explained how his products work, answered my questions and then surveyed my house to figure out the best way to install a water softening system. He was a delight to have in my house since he was so knowledgable and professional.

A few days later, Kevin installed the water system without any issues and he was an absolute pleasure, too. I’ve never met such genuinely nice people. Its a reflection of the owners and I wish there were more companies that cared about their customers the way Sol Wave does.

Steve returns every call promptly and is an impressive entrepreneur. I will refer him to my neighbors and friends.

May 16, 2016- email from Mark, well water on Hollister Ranch

Thanks Steve!

The water is so good now! No more bottles of water for us. 🙂

Thanks Again!

May 12, 2016 – Card – Organic Soup Kitchen

Dear Steve & Lori,

Thank you so much for your generosity we truly appreciate you!

Organic Soup Kitchen-  Anthony, Tony, & Andrea

April 6 2016 – Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara 

Dear Ms. Zahn, Thank you for your generous gift.  Our 13th Annual Circle of Life Luncheon “Stories of the Future” was a tremendous celebration of the gifts and talents of individuals with intellectual disabilities….

With Thanks, Kimberly Olson, Executive Director

February 28- Letter Toby & Darlena

Dear Lori, We have been OVERWHELMED by the outpouring of encouragement and donations we received supporting the amazing work of providing clean water and improved lives to children and families in the DR Congo, Africa… We are so proud that our SB Ocean Hills Church team of 42 people raised over $90,000 combined…  Your Donations are providing clean water that frees children from deadly disease.

February 10, 2016 – Mailed Card

Dear Steve Nipper, On behalf of the American Cancer Society and our Santa Barbara Leadership Council, THANK YOU for donating your time and talent at the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Santa Barbara in 2015.  Our event would not be possible without your leadership and energy!

Your efforts will help the American Cancer Society do the most for those with breast cancer today and strive to find cures to end this disease.

Thanks again for making strides with us.  You truly made a difference!

Sandie Lewman, Justin Mendoza, Tammy Stocker, Cherry Post, Elizabeth Snyder, Alan Acosta, Gina Bifano, Amy Alzina, Danya Belken, Nancy Gourrison, Dr. Daniel Greenwald, Cathie Nelson, Gretchen Falvo, Lisa Winebrenner, Sandy Goe, Ellen Barger, Dr. Lza Presser Belkin, Debbie Darke, Amber Gonzales, & Michelle Gottwald

January 30, 2016 – From Google Reviews *****

Jamie Steidl

Steve and his crew did a great job. Not surprising since Steve has been in the business for so many years. He installed our old system about 15 years ago, and it was time for a repair or a new one. Steve came out to help us decide on what to do.  Steve and his crew did a great job. Not surprising since Steve has been in the business for so many years. He installed our old system about 15 years ago, and it was time for a repair or a new one. Steve came out to help us decide on what to do. We we had gotten great life with basically zero maintenance out of the last system, and decided to get a slightly larger new system that would last us another 15 years. The next day his technician installed and removed the old one about an hour. 5 stars all the way!

January 11, 2016

Dear Steve, On Behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to thank Sol Wave Water for joining the fight to end breast cancer by supporting our Santa Barbara Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event this year…

We couldn’t do it without  you…  This year the 500+ walkers at Goleta Beach Park Raised over $33,000 for patient support, research and services…  Sincerely, Monica Murrietta

January 6, 2016 Greetings:

Sol Wave Water has been selected as the 2015 Best Business of Santa Barbara in the category of Water Delivery.

The Santa Barbara Best Businesses Program is an annual program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Santa Barbara area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

Best Regards,

Santa Barbara Best Businesses

December 14, 2015

Hi Steve! How are you? I am finally in Solvang able to enjoy the water systems you installed for us.  My tea taste 100% better. Kristin

November 28, 2015 – Youth Interactive

Dear Sol Wave, We cannot thank you enough for coming out to celebrate with us!  Thanks to generous people like you the 2015 Michael McDonald and Ambrosia Youth Interactive Benefit Concert raised an amazing $55,000!  Please accept our deepest gratitude and our student made biscotti as a token of our thanks and to wish you a very happy start to the holidays.  Thank you again for your vital support!  With Gratitude, Nathalie Gensac, Founder & ALL The Youth Interactive Team

November 20, 2015 – Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Teddy BearDear Mr. Nipper,  Thank you so much for your recent gift to our Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation 3rd Annual Gold Ribbon Campaign, held in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.  The support you have provided is essential to the success of our organization, and truly makes a difference in the lives of families with children that have cancer.  We are thrilled to welcome you as an important new member of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation!  Your investment in Teddy Bear Foundation enables us to provide families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties that have children battling cancer critical financial and emotional support.

Lindsey Lenard, Executive Director

October 17, 2015 – Reins of HOPE

Steve & Lori, Thank you both very much for being a part of the Reins of H.O.P.E. herd.  Your support was so generous and unexpected.  Blessings for all you do for the community.  Samantha

October 11, 2015- From Google Reviews Kerstin Padilla *****

Not only is the water delicious (we have the reverse osmosis system at work) but the owner Steve is fantastic to work with. He is a great supporter of the AHA here in Santa Barbara and we truly appreciate his support, especially at the Santa Barbara Heart & Stroke Walk!

September 30, 2015 – Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara

Dear Steve, On Behalf of the Kids, our Board of Directors and staff, thank you so very much for your kind donations…  All the Proceeds from the Golf tournament go directly to the kids programs, to help keep them off the streets in a safe, fun environment

September 16, 2015 –  Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care

Dear Steve, Thank you for your generous gift to support the 11th annual Santa Barbara Yacht Club Charity Regatta benefiting Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.  Your Gift will enable VNHC to provide compassionate and trusted care for all.  Kind Regards, Rick Keith, Executive Director August 24, 2015 Thank you Steve & Sol Wave Water for Providing the water stations for our Fiesta Party.  They were a hit with all the party goers.  Many, many thanks!  Dan Murphy, Mike Carty & Terri

August 18, 2015  Hayley H.  From Yelp *****

Very pleased with the all around service!! They came on very short notice and did a great job! Super fast and fantastic service!! Would definitely recommend Sol Wave Water!

August 17, 2015 Rachael R.  From Yelp – Santa Barbara CA  *****

Sol Wave Water is a community driven business! They went above and beyond for a local charity event, they supplied water for the entire event, interacted with the guests, and contributed to our raffle!  What a great group of staff! Thanks again for your support!

August 12, 2015 Leslie L. from Yelp – Goleta CA *****

Why did I wait so long??  Sol Wave installed a whole house filtering system just three days ago and it’s unbelievable the difference it has made. Kudos to Steve and the crew. Even though the entire system was a little pricey, it has been worth it and the water tastes much better than my neighbors “other” brand.  This was the best decision I’ve made in ages. My  water was so bad, that my dog would barely drink it. OMG – she’s happy now. Thank you Sol Wave Water.

Blondes vs Brunettes 2015 Sol Wave Water

Blondes & Brunettes

August 3, 2015- Alzheimer’s Association

Dear Steve,  We are very grateful that you share our goal to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease while enhancing care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers.  Sol Wave Water Donated all of the water to the Blondes Vs Brunette’s at the Polo Fields for their fundraiser….      Rhonda Spiegel July 13, 2015 – Environmental Defense Center Dear Steve, On behalf of the EDC, I would like to thank you for Sol Wave Water’s generous donation of water to our July 10th TGIF!  We are a mighty force but we operate on a very leak=n budget.  It’s important to make every dollar count and your contribution helps us do just that.  As a result, we can continue to protect and enhance our local environment through education, advocacy, and legal action.  Sincerely, Chloe McConnell June 4, 2015 A. S. From Yelp – Santa Barbara CA ***** Sol Wave Water is very professional, on-time, and the customer service is great!  They even reminded us to change our filters!  Love this place, awesome water filters, great people!  Thank you for your services!


Pups & Purrs

June 2015,  C.A.R.E 4 Paws

Dear Sol Wave Water, Thank you for generously donating two gift certificates and water for our guests to the 2015 Pups & Purrs Fundraiser at Fess Parker Winery in Los Olivos on June 6, 2015.  The event was a huge success with more that $50,000 raised to benefit CARE4Paws and Old Yeller Ranch Rescue.  We could not have done this without your support.  We truly appreciate you being a part of this event. ….  Isabelle Gulo Executive Director

May 27, 2015 Kathryn D. From Yelp *****

Sol Wave generously donated some big jugs of water and a dispenser for our high school’s “After Prom” party (we were trying to cut down on small plastic bottles). The owner Steve was super friendly and happy to help. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Sol Wave for my future water needs, big and small.

Angela Rockwell of ASAP for Sol Wave Water

Angela Rockwell, ASAP

May 20, 2015 – Animal Shelter Assistance Program

Dear Steve,  W would like to express our sincere thanks for your generous sponsorship of our upcoming fundraising event “Basil’s BIG Bash”.  It was a huge success….Rhonda Douglass

Sarah Jaimes for Sol Wave Water

Sarah Jaimes

May 3, 2015- American Heart Association.

Steve & Lori thank you for your support at the Heart Ball!    Because of you, we’ve made strides in the flight against heart disease and stroke.  Only with the support of generous individuals like yourselves, can we hope to continue saving lives…..    Sarah Row Stretz & Sarah Bishop Jaimes

March 21, 2015 – Animal Shelter Assistance Program

Dear Sol Wave, We would like to express our sincere thanks for your generous sponsorship of our upcoming fundraising event, Basil’s BIG Bash.  Last year’s event was a huge success and we are on target for a similar turn out this year… Rhonda Douglass

March 15, 2015 – Radius Commercial Real Estate

Radius Commercail Real Estate

“We have Sol Wave Water come to Radius to install two reverse osmosis systems and one point of use system along with an ice line to our fridge in the break room.  Not only were the service technicians very knowledgeable but they ware in and out in no time!  Kevin, Josh and Steve were amazing.  I would not hesitate to completely recommend Sol Wave Water!!” Sharing our Customer Feedback from Kristen Chambers @ Radius Commercial Real Estate

April 21, 2015 Ed T. From Yelp – Santa Barbara CA *****

Josh did a fantastic job of installing a reverse osmosis water filter in our kitchen. We couldn’t be more pleased. Call Steve Nipper at Sol Wave and have his experts do the job right!

March 2015, Roland D.  From Yelp *****

Hello Steve,

Just a note to say how please we are with the purchase of a new water softener from you. Your initial contact was professional and knowledgeable.  The two installers, Kevin Frye and Josh Taylor, of the equipment were very courteous, polite and will informed on the equipment being installed. Even through our old 40+ year water softener was working, both the wife and I feel our water is much more softer.

Steve Golis

Steve Golis

February 2015, Steve Golis

Thank you Sol Wave Water!  I had been receiving exchange tanks from another company for years.  Steve Nipper came out to my house to evaluate putting in a water softener.  Steve tested my water and it was completely hard!  The other company had just delivered two tanks two days before the test.  Needless to say Sol Wave Water recommended a water softening system that addressed all of my needs.  They also installed an ice line to my subzero that another company “tried” to do and never finished the job.  Steve, Kevin and Josh crawled the belly of my home (this was not an easy task) and ran a new line to my fridge.  Now I have amazing water, ice and efficient equipment.  Sol Wave Water has the experience, know how and determination to get the job done and done right.  I would not hesitate to recommend Steve Nipper and his crew at Sol Wave Water.

February 19, 2015 Valarie H From Yelp – Ventura CA *****

For the longest time I wanted to have a soft water system in our home. I work in Santa Barbara and was very impressed with the prompt service I observed when the people I work for had Sol Wave Water come to their home to check their system. Steve informed me they also have systems installed in Ventura County where I reside. Josh came to our home to meet with my husband to do an inspection and promptly set an installation date. He was at our home early in the morning and set up our system, with expertise and grace. Steve called to check how all went, and we couldn’t be more pleased with our soft water! We are using our dishwasher for the first time in a long time and love the results we are getting! I only wish I hadn’t waited so long for this practical luxury that we enjoy on a daily basis.

February 17, 2015  Nancy Pinx W. From Yelp *****

Excellent service. Attentive and thorough review of challenging installation. Water tastes great!

January 7, 2015  Niels N. From Yelp – Ventura CA *****

We own and operate moderately large apartment buildings in Ventura County and have provided soft water to large, recirculating hot water systems for 50 years.  Sol Wave and Steve Nipper particularly continue to meet the very highest standards both in contracting and in service.  The company defines our goal of having “transparent partners”: service is always to uniformly high standards yet we never know it’s being done.  We recommend Steve and his company without reservation.

Marsha Marcoe
Marsha Marcoe

November 25, 2014 – Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County Dear Steve – Sol Wave Water,On Behalf of Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County and those we serve, we thank you for your support!  Your gift of drinking water for both our runners and walkers at our 5K Run for Love fundraiser, represents the promise of a home life free of violence for individuals and families as well as a commitment on behalf of DVS to put all of our efforts towards end the intergenerational cycle of violence.

Your support, and that of others, enables families to achieve their primary objective:  to live without the threat of violence from an abusive relationship.

In Santa Barbara County, DVS is invested in sheltering, healing and educating victims and potential victims of domestic violence; making ourselves and our services fully available whenever needed.  Your donation to DVS allows us to continue providing assistance to people who are in need as a result of domestic abuse.  Regardless of whether or not you are familiar with these individuals personally, each deeply grateful for your contribution.

Thank you once again for expressing your passion to end the prevalent cycle of violence that our organization strives to remedy and for being a part of the solution with your gift to Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.

Charles Anderson , Executive Director              Marsha Marcoe, Associate Executive Director

December 10, 2014 – David Hunt *****

David Hunt

David Hunt

Sol Wave Water installed a reverse osmosis system for me this week and my wife and I could not be happier.  Steve set-up a same day appointment and his team was prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and installed everything so quickly I almost didn’t know they were there. The company is all about putting customers first and it shines through with their service.

Sol Wave Water also does a fantastic job of supporting and educating the community on top of providing top notch service and value for their customers.  Steve and his wife donate water to non-profit and business events throughout the year in Goleta and Santa Barbara.

Awesome products, awesome service, and a fantastic team! – David Hunt  December 10, 2014