Leading The World Through Clean Water


C. I. Thornburg Co., Inc. (CITCO) was founded by Charles Irving Thornburg in 1931 in Huntington, West Virginia. In 1958, with the help of six of his friends and business associates, a young engineer, E. Webster “Web” Morrison, purchased the company from Thornburg.

Over the last 50 years, the company has remained family-owned and operated. It has grown to include over 100 employees and five full service branches, which serve the municipal water and wastewater industry in all of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Ohio. While we have grown, our customers remain our top priority!

Core Values

Driven To Serve

Our Customers, Our Communities, and Each Other to give Positive Care, Meaning and Impact to the culture in which we live and work.

Absolute Integrity and Respect for All:

Practice mutual respect and integrity with Customers, Vendors and Fellow Employees.

Teach, Learn and Grow:

Everyone has responsibility and is expected to Teach, Learn and Grow.

We Will Be Safe:

We will not compromise, for any reason, the safety or well being of our Employees, Customers or the Communities in which we live or serve.

Industry Pioneer and Pacesetter:

Proactive approach to deliver exceptional products and solutions to enhance life.

Celebrate Hard Fought Success and Personal Growth:

Enjoy group achievement and individual growth due to impassioned pursuit of goals.


Demand optimal performance from our People, Solutions and Products.

Our Leadership Team

A blend of engineers, scientists, innovators, and technicians, the CITCO team works together to provide high quality products and services essential to the provision of water and wastewater services. We are water solutions specialists.

We’re also headed by a highly experienced leadership team committed to maintaining CITCO’s high standards for quality and customer satisfaction. Click here to view our team of experts.