About COLE

The COLE Publishing Story

Midwest Pumper by COLE Publishing

From our offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Alabama, COLE Publishing creates highly focused trade and consumer publications with a record of delivering valuable information to readers and exceptional results to advertisers.

COLE Publishing was established in 1979 when Bob Kendall and Pete Lawonn saw a need for people in the septic system service industry to share information for mutual benefit. Today, our publications serve some half million readers across markets from wastewater to enthusiast titles.

At the heart of COLE Publishing is a small-town way of doing business, built on three simple principles: treat everyone fairly, provide extraordinary personal service and constantly strive for improvement.

Call during the business day and you’ll get a friendly, enthusiastic greeting from a person eager to help you. It is the same kind of greeting you would have received nearly 30 years ago from Bob Kendall and Pete Lawonn when they were the only ones answering the phone.

We hope these pages help you get to know us a little better.

We look forward to serving you.

  • Physical Mailing Address
    COLE Publishing
    1720 Maple Lake Dam Road
    Three Lakes, WI 54562
  • USPS Mailing Address
    COLE Publishing
    PO Box 220
    Three Lakes, WI 54562
  • Phone
    Toll Free: 800-257-7222
    International: 715-546-3346
    Fax: 715-546-3786

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