For 34 years, Holland Pump Company www.hollandpump.com has been providing solutions for dewatering applications for numerous markets from residential and commercial construction to phosphate mining, paper mills and power plants to municipal storm water, utilities, and lift stations to working in the sugar industry extensively and on many of Florida water management projects including dewatering for recent ACOE (Army Corp of Engineers) projects in Collier County.
Holland Pump Group Chairman, Bill Blodgett grew up in Palm Beach County, went on to serve in senior executive positions at several manufacturing and transportation companies, and founded several start-up companies. Bill owned Roberts Express, known today as FedEx Custom Critical, which was the number one trucking company in the U.S.A. seven years in a row and revolutionized the expedited freight industry. Retiring at age 48, Bill spent seven years circumnavigating the globe in his 63’ sailboat with wife Alicia. “Although I had been around diesel engines extensively in the transportation business, seven years at sea honed not only my diesel mechanic skills but also my 12-volt wiring and electronics skills.”
In 1999, Bill acquired Holland Pump Company. “There are many parallels between an expedited trucking company like FedEx and Holland Pump. Our customers want the overall best value that will save their operations money and help them finish their jobs faster. Holland Pump has many opportunities to provide our customers value including professional pump consulting, careful engineering and fabrication, excellent field service, and top quality equipment with technological advantage,” said Bill.
A family owned business, Bill, in recent years has turned his primary focus to developing Holland Pump’s subsidiary LobePro which makes positive displacement pumps for a world-wide market. Through the years, Bill has worked closely with his oldest son, Win. In 2007, Win took over as President of Rental Operations. “I am extremely proud of our company and our employees. We’re an ‘old school’ company with traditional values and we have achieved a strong reputation by consistently satisfying our customers. We are all about teamwork. We demand a lot of our employees because we promise to deliver solutions to our customers on 24/7 basis. Our average employee has been with us 9 years and our Sr. Management Team has between 20 and 30 years of service to Holland Pump,” said Bill.
“For the last three decades we have been manufacturing, selling, renting and servicing hydraulically driven submersible and axial flow propeller pumps, manual and prime assisted suction lift pumps including high pressure pumps, and positive displacement rotary lobe pumps most commonly used for applications like wellpointing,” said Win. “But as it turns out our LobePro pumps are even better suited for sludge applications typically found in agriculture.”
“For years, some of our best customers in the sugar industry have told me that there really is not a one stop pump company for the agriculture industry that can provide engineering, fabrication, service, maintenance, and rentals with a high level of professionalism. To be sure there are some mostly very small manufacturers making pumps in small shops that can repair a pump fairly quickly. But for the most part, there are a lot of low cost pumps out there that are inefficient in design and construction. In the long run these inefficiencies translate to high energy costs and higher maintenance costs,” said Win.
“To strengthen Holland Pump’s agriculture position, I am very pleased to announce the recent hire of David Berggren as our Agricultural Pump Manager. David has deep ties to the Florida farming community through his previous employment in his family business, Berggren Equipment Company which served South Florida for 43 years. He has had extensive experience with pumps in agricultural applications and is working hard with our 14 pump consultants,” said Win. As one of Holland’s vendors recently said, “It has been a long time since a Florida pump company really went after the service business in a personal and comprehensive way. There is definitely a need for a company to provide this service to our farming community.”
“Our message to Florida farmers is that we invite the community to reexamine the ways that you are currently using your pumps and also consider using pumps for everyday applications like culvert replacement where perhaps you have not considered using pumps before. As professional pump consultants we can help evaluate your needs, craft a cost effective solution, engineer and fabricate a replacement pump (or repair), and provide temporary pumping if needed. We have a rental pump fleet of over 600 pumps with branch and service locations in Pensacola, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Ft Myers, and West Palm Beach. We feel there is a strong market for rental pumps because many times pumps are needed on a short term basis such as a substitute during a pump repair or pump replacement or during extreme weather changes like a drought or a flood,” said Win.
In addition to Agricultural Pump Rentals, we also specialize in Construction Pump Rentals, Industrial Pump Rentals and Mining Pump Rentals.
To learn more about Holland Pump rentals, sales and service, please visit www.hollandpump.com or to speak with a Holland Pump Consultant please call our Customer Service Center at 1-888-997-PUMP.
Holland Pump is proud to partner with John Deere, Perkins, Duetz, Yanmar, JCB, Cummins, Caterpillar, Baldor Dodge, LobePro, Cornell, Berkeley, BJM, Allprime, Denison Hydraulics, Vickers, Twin Disc, De’Ran, Parker, Murphy, Lofa, Aeroquip, Husky, Goodyear, Lansas, Adler Tanks, & Yardney among others.