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Background
Founded in 1982 by Marti Morenings, Universal Companies entered the health and wellness industry as Universal Health Products. In 1999, the company grew, becoming Universal Companies, a single source for spas and destination properties. It acquired SpaEquip in 2015, expanding its spa development services.

Main products and services
For more than 40 years, Universal Companies has helped spas and salons manage and grow their businesses. As a trusted key supplier for 84,000+ active customers worldwide, we provide a full range of operational supplies, professional products and equipment through an ecommerce website, knowledgeable sales team, and convenient catalog.
To enhance our customers’ success, we’ve developed exclusive brand partnerships, retail strategies, free tools and resources, plus a robust educational platform. Spa development and expansion, including award-winning design solutions, are also core components of our service offerings. From space planning to feasibility studies and global consolidation, a dedicated project manager will coordinate everything needed.
We serve individual practitioners and spas of all sizes.

USPs
Curated products and equipment: Universal Companies delivers products that empower purchasing decisions and boost your spa’s success.
Our professionally licensed team curates and rigorously tests all products and equipment. We also consult trend data to identify and select the best product mix for every category, factoring in quality, price, and supply stability.

Sustainability: We passionately support spas in their sustainability initiatives and work with vendor partners to make consciously mindful decisions when developing products and processes in their businesses.

UCo Learning Network: Our dynamic educational platform offers training and tools to our customers. This helpful resource offers free brand marketing content and courses, plus advanced CEU education for businesses and licensed professionals alike.

Where in the world?
Universal Companies is the leading single-source supplier of products and related services to more than 84,000 spa professionals in 47 countries.
Future plans
UCo will make a commitment to heightened sustainability initiatives, with a focus on reducing single-use plastics.
Who's who
Marti Morenings, founder and chair
Karen Short, ceo
Herb Briggs, chief revenue officer
Camille Tillman, vp marketing
Kelly Wilson, vp strategic vendor alliances
Top clients
Marriott International
Omni Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood Hotels
Four Seasons Hotels
Hilton International
Aman Hotels
Montage Hotels
Woodhouse Day Spas
Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spas
What the clients say
“We appreciate the professionalism of Universal Companies and their work with our properties. Thank you for your follow up and attention to detail. Working with Universal Companies will allow us much success in our new projects involving equipment and spa supplies.”
– Jaime Martinez, corporate spa director, Grupo Posadas, Fiesta Americana
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30 Dec 2017
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21 Nov 2017
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16 Feb 2012
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Universal Companies
Tel: +1 (0)800 558 5571
Address: 18260 Oak Park Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA
Karen Short, ceo
 
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Universal Companies

Background
Founded in 1982 by Marti Morenings, Universal Companies entered the health and wellness industry as Universal Health Products. In 1999, the company grew, becoming Universal Companies, a single source for spas and destination properties. It acquired SpaEquip in 2015, expanding its spa development services.

Main products and services
For more than 40 years, Universal Companies has helped spas and salons manage and grow their businesses. As a trusted key supplier for 84,000+ active customers worldwide, we provide a full range of operational supplies, professional products and equipment through an ecommerce website, knowledgeable sales team, and convenient catalog.
To enhance our customers’ success, we’ve developed exclusive brand partnerships, retail strategies, free tools and resources, plus a robust educational platform. Spa development and expansion, including award-winning design solutions, are also core components of our service offerings. From space planning to feasibility studies and global consolidation, a dedicated project manager will coordinate everything needed.
We serve individual practitioners and spas of all sizes.

USPs
Curated products and equipment: Universal Companies delivers products that empower purchasing decisions and boost your spa’s success.
Our professionally licensed team curates and rigorously tests all products and equipment. We also consult trend data to identify and select the best product mix for every category, factoring in quality, price, and supply stability.

Sustainability: We passionately support spas in their sustainability initiatives and work with vendor partners to make consciously mindful decisions when developing products and processes in their businesses.

UCo Learning Network: Our dynamic educational platform offers training and tools to our customers. This helpful resource offers free brand marketing content and courses, plus advanced CEU education for businesses and licensed professionals alike.

Where in the world?
Universal Companies is the leading single-source supplier of products and related services to more than 84,000 spa professionals in 47 countries.
Future plans
UCo will make a commitment to heightened sustainability initiatives, with a focus on reducing single-use plastics.
Who's who
Marti Morenings, founder and chair
Karen Short, ceo
Herb Briggs, chief revenue officer
Camille Tillman, vp marketing
Kelly Wilson, vp strategic vendor alliances
Top clients
Marriott International
Omni Hotels & Resorts
Rosewood Hotels
Four Seasons Hotels
Hilton International
Aman Hotels
Montage Hotels
Woodhouse Day Spas
Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spas
What the clients say
“We appreciate the professionalism of Universal Companies and their work with our properties. Thank you for your follow up and attention to detail. Working with Universal Companies will allow us much success in our new projects involving equipment and spa supplies.”
– Jaime Martinez, corporate spa director, Grupo Posadas, Fiesta Americana
Universal Companies: news from spabusiness.com
30 Dec 2017
The O2Chair, developed in France by inventor Jean-Louis Portales, is a zero-gravity chair with a twist.
21 Nov 2017
US-based supplier Universal Companies has partnered with consultant, educator and founder of the Advanced Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council (ASTECC) Anne Bramham.
spabusiness.com NEWS: Hot news from Universal
16 Feb 2012
New from Universal Companies is the spa industry's first hot rock - The Spa Rock.
Universal Companies: featured in Spa Business, HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Spa People: 20th anniversary issue: Karen Short
Spa Business 2023 issue 3
Retail creativity has become a significant draw for online and walk-in traffic
Universal Companies
Tel: +1 (0)800 558 5571
Address: 18260 Oak Park Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA
Karen Short, ceo
FEATURED SUPPLIERS

Crafting luxury: Beltrami Linen's bespoke spa solutions
Beltrami Linen’s approach to the world of spa is underpinned by a strong emphasis on bespoke design, where close collaboration with customers and their designers is always of the utmost importance. [more...]

How technology can help drive growth for your spa business
It's safe to say that technology is transforming every sector, and the spa, wellness and beauty industries are no exception. [more...]
+ More featured suppliers  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

22-24 Apr 2024

UK Aufguss Championships

Galgorm Resort, York,
23-25 Apr 2024

ISPA Conference 2024

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, United States
+ More diary  
 


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