Pump services company buys two western businesses

By Eric Strauss
Saddle Brook | Jul 10, 2018 at 7:05 am

Saddle Brook-based PumpMan, a national provider of pump services, has made a pair of acquisitions, it announced Monday.

In the first deal, PumpMan completed the purchase of Southwest Waterworks Contractors Inc., based in Phoenix. The company specializes in design, installation and repair of pumps and pump systems, serving municipal and private utilities in the area around the Arizona city.

“Phoenix is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S., adding more than a million residents since 2000,” Donald Devine, PumpMan’s CEO and president, said in a prepared statement. “With this rapid growth, there’s a tremendous need for increased capabilities and scale within the water and wastewater industry.”

Former owners John Baily and Mike Richardson will continue to lead the company and support its growth. The company will become “A PumpMan Phoenix Co.” later this year.

In the second deal, PumpMan acquired Healdsburg, California-based Groundwater Pump & Well. The company, which provides clean water solutions for residential, commercial, water treatment and other markets, will be merged into PumpMan’s Santa Rosa, California-based Bartley Pump unit later this year.

“Coupling Groundwater’s employees and technical competencies with the experience and institutional knowledge of Bartley Pump positions the company for growth and success in Northern California,” Devine said.

Groundwater President Ron Foster Sr. and his son, Ron Foster Jr., will remain with the company, moving along with the business’s employees to Bartley’s location. The brands will both remain active and add “A PumpMan Norcal Co.” to their names at year-end.

Eric Strauss | estrauss@roi-nj.com | acerimrat