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Universal Companies

Company 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
The ultimate spa and wellness resource, Universal Companies is an international distributor of products, supplies, and equipment. Customers include spas and salons, resort and destination properties, and independent wellness professionals.

Continuously innovating, Universal Companies has developed exclusive product brand partnerships, revenue-sharing retail strategies, and a robust educational platform.

Spa development and expansion, including design and equipment solutions, are core components of our service offerings. With innovative equipment becoming an important aspect of spa operations, our team researches and develops the latest healthy technologies. Designers and project managers on our team help to seamlessly integrate them into new or existing operations.

Our sales team prides itself on being able to partner with customers to create efficient operational strategies. Their focus is on creating superior spa experiences for guests, from product selection to service delivery.

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 56,000 spa professionals in 47 countries.
Future plans
UCo will continue helping customers thrive with innovative products and equipment, grow knowledge with our Learning Network, and increase revenue through our profitable retail programme.
Who's who
Marti Morenings, founder and chair
Karen Short, CEO
Camille Tillman, VP marketing
Tessa Kienow, VP sales
Kelly Wilson, VP strategic vendor alliances
Top clients
Marriott International, Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood Hotels, Hilton, Accor Resorts, Woodhouse Day Spas, Hand & Stone.
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
Tel: +1 (0)800 558 5571
Address: 18260 Oak Park Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA
Karen Short, CEO
 
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Silver COMPANY PROFILE

Universal Companies

Company 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
The ultimate spa and wellness resource, Universal Companies is an international distributor of products, supplies, and equipment. Customers include spas and salons, resort and destination properties, and independent wellness professionals.

Continuously innovating, Universal Companies has developed exclusive product brand partnerships, revenue-sharing retail strategies, and a robust educational platform.

Spa development and expansion, including design and equipment solutions, are core components of our service offerings. With innovative equipment becoming an important aspect of spa operations, our team researches and develops the latest healthy technologies. Designers and project managers on our team help to seamlessly integrate them into new or existing operations.

Our sales team prides itself on being able to partner with customers to create efficient operational strategies. Their focus is on creating superior spa experiences for guests, from product selection to service delivery.

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 56,000 spa professionals in 47 countries.
Future plans
UCo will continue helping customers thrive with innovative products and equipment, grow knowledge with our Learning Network, and increase revenue through our profitable retail programme.
Who's who
Marti Morenings, founder and chair
Karen Short, CEO
Camille Tillman, VP marketing
Tessa Kienow, VP sales
Kelly Wilson, VP strategic vendor alliances
Top clients
Marriott International, Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood Hotels, Hilton, Accor Resorts, Woodhouse Day Spas, Hand & Stone.
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
Tel: +1 (0)800 558 5571
Address: 18260 Oak Park Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA
Karen Short, CEO
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HydraFacial opens its doors to London Flagship
With a mission to drive consumer awareness, Hydrafacial, the advanced aesthetic technology company, now has a permanent home in the heart of central London. [more...]
+ More featured suppliers  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

VIDEO GALLERY

Zenoti Customer Spotlight | EverySkin
The software trusted by the best salons, spas, medspas and fitness studios. #gozenoti Find out more...
+ More videos  

DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

02 Jun 2022

Forum HOTel&SPA

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France
02-05 Jun 2022

Rimini Wellness

Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
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