The westernmost region of South Carolina, referred to by locals as “upstate,” is centrally located between the large cities of Charlotte and Atlanta. The area is one of the fastest-growing in the Southeast U.S. This rapid expansion has led entrepreneurs Brian Gourley and Nathan Lee to open their new hydraulic and industrial hose service franchise, PIRTEK Upstate.
According to Brian, it was evident that the region was in vital need of a business such as theirs to support the multitude of construction companies that are scrambling to keep pace with the population boom. He says “with an average of 35 people per day moving to the area between 2010 and 2021, there is pressure to complete numerous housing and infrastructure projects.” Beyond construction, the two men anticipate many customers from the area’s large manufacturing sector, their suppliers, and the distribution and logistics companies that ship out their products. Brian and Nathan are focused on servicing the various types of hydraulic power that keep these businesses operating.
PIRTEK Upstate will provide hydraulic and industrial hose replacement service under the company’s Tier 2 program. Brian and Nathan say they will base their mobile service vehicles in close proximity to interstates I-85 and I-26, which are major arteries servicing much of the Southeast quadrant of the state. Brian refers to this area as a “hub of growth,” as most major companies that come to the area are located directly off of these corridors. This will allow their Mobile Sales and Service Technicians to dispatch quickly and provide fast on-site service to customers in surrounding areas.
The business partners are excited to get their franchise up and running, and begin growing their customer base. In Brian’s words, the PIRTEK network appealed to them because they “desired to be independent, but yet work with a brand that has a proven model that demonstrates steady growth and consistency.” He adds that he was pleasantly surprised when he learned of the structure that the management team had in place to help the owners gets started and map out their potential business direction.
Courtesy of PIRTEK.