Universal Companies has served the spa
industry since Marti Morenings and her father,
Dr. G.H. Morenings, founded it in 1982 as
Universal Health Products.
In 1999, the company expanded its
offerings and became Universal Companies,
providing spa professionals with a one-source
spa solution. In 2015, with customers’ needs
in mind, the company opened the Wellness
and Beauty Learning Center in Torrance,
California to provide advanced education and
training to industry professionals. Also, that
same year, with the acquisition of A la Mode
and SpaEquip, Universal Companies yet
again expanded its offerings gaining a retail
division and robust equipment partner.
Main products and services
Universal Companies is a leading international
distributor of products, equipment,
retail, and supplies to spas, skincare
professionals, and resort and destination
properties. In addition, advanced education,
CEUs, and training are core components of
the Universal service offering.
Universal Companies’ mission has always
been to deliver innovative spa solutions
and excellent customer service to maximise our customers’ success. With more than
35 years of success, Universal helps
clients build business and grow revenue. It
also strives to give back through wellness,
community, and sustainability initiatives.
In June 2017, spa professionals dedicated
their time at a spring formal dance for those
with special needs and their guests. Offering
makeovers and spa treatments to those
who otherwise might be unable to get to
experience such things, it was the highlight
of the year for employees.
The company also works with customers
to implement green practices and encourage
vendors to apply high environmental standards
to their own products and processes.
Universal Companies will continue to provide
an excellent customer experience through growing our proprietary brands, supplies,
business accounts, and advanced education.
Plans for a new west coast distribution
location are now well underway, and the
launch of a new and improved ecommerce
website is coming soon.
How many spas do you supply?
Universal Companies is the leading
single-source supplier to more than 30,000
spa professionals in 47 countries.
Viceroy Maldives, The Maldives; Loma de
Vida Spa & Wellness/La Cantera Resort
& Spa, San Antonio, Texas; Sugar Beach
Viceroy Resort, St. Lucia; Canyon Ranch Spa
Club/Venetian, Las Vegas.
Brenda Elliott, CEO; Barrett Cooke, VP
finance; Karen Short, SVP sales and
marketing; Manuel Lopez, SVP operations.
What the clients say
“Universal is a wonderful company. It will
go the extra mile for you and help with your
business in anyway it can.
“It will help you succeed and provide you
with all you need to achieve your dreams.”
Tina Mays, Universal Companies customer