The Treasure Coast is a region comprised of Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties along Florida’s Atlantic beaches. Positioned directly in the center of this region is the city of Fort Pierce where PIRTEK franchisee, Lynn Shepard Jr., has based his mobile hydraulic and industrial hose repair and replacement business. He aims to support the area’s thriving marine, construction and manufacturing industries.
According to Lynn, he “recognized that there was a need for hydraulic and industrial hose repair and service in the area that was not being met by any other local businesses.” This need has continued to grow in recent years, prompting Lynn to open his new PIRTEK Treasure Coast franchise. His business provides hydraulic and industrial hose replacement service under the company’s Tier 2 program.
Lynn and his team expect to receive a lot of business from nearby Fort Pierce Harbor, which remains busy throughout the year as a distribution point for citrus, cement and other imports. On average, over 350,000 tons of goods move through the harbor annually. This seaport will need hydraulic and industrial hose repair, maintenance and emergency services on everything from boats to the machinery on the docks that is used to load the vessels. The Port of Fort Pierce, and a slew of smaller marinas that dot the coastline will also require PIRTEK Treasure Coast’s services.
Understandably, the population in this beautiful area of Florida is rapidly growing. As more people and businesses move in, the construction industry strives to keep pace. Lynn says he has found it “very rewarding to be able to offer 1 hour ETA on-site service to keep the local manufacturing and construction businesses operating.” He feels that the surrounding companies “have a real sense of how valuable his PIRTEK services are.”
Courtesy of PIRTEK.