How Fontus Began
Growing up, founder Thomas Marcisso was always on the move, interested in exploring the world around him and finding out how it worked. When it came time for college, he attended Maine Maritime Academy, where he received his B.S. in Marine Engineering Operations and U.S. Coast Guard issued Merchant Marine Engineer’s license.
Upon graduation, as a licensed Merchant Marine engineer he began his career at sea in the Gulf of Mexico as an Engineer onboard an oil platform, where production and quality of potable water was paramount to the wellbeing of the ship’s crew in excess of 100. From here his career took him around the world serving in similar positions, and even becoming Chief Engineer onboard the F/V Wizard featured on Discovery Channels “Deadliest Catch”. No matter where his career took him there was always one critical fact at sea, the necessity of water production and treatment systems t ensure safe potable drinking water especially hundreds miles away from any well, spring, or lake.
With the birth of his first child and a second child on the way, Thomas began to think about work that would keep him closer to home, and still yet fulfill his desire to serve people through meaningful work. As the son of Sam Marcisso, the founder and President of Pine State Services, it didn’t take long for the idea of Fontus to take hold.
Fontus is a Maine startup company committed to helping homeowners and businesses understand their water quality through testing, treating water for contaminants, and providing enduring water purity through ongoing maintenance and testing.
With Fontus, you’ll find a level of commitment not found with other companies.
Fontus proudly triple tests your water and won’t forget about you after installation. We’re here to help you and your family solve your home or office water treatment problem reliably and easily. We’ll also maintain your system and keep it working through the years, producing clean, pure water.
How Fontus Got Its Name
Thomas previously worked on a ship named after Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. It seemed only natural then that he combine his two lives and name his new company after Fontus, the Roman god of wells and springs.