Western Pump is a gas station construction and maintenance company that has been serving fueling and transportation infrastructure facilities and exceeding customer expectations for over 70 years.
A Tradition for Over 70 Years
Western Pump was founded in 1948 by Walter Reed, Troy Reese, and Mac Daniels as a fueling service station maintenance company. In 1974, the company was sold to two owners of R. H. Alexander Co., a Los Angeles-based petroleum equipment distributor and service provider. At that time, the business was focused on fuel station equipment distribution and fuel tank testing. Herb Chapin managed the San Diego operation until 1978 when William Biery Sr. took over and assumed ownership.
In 1988, Dennis and Jan Rethmeier acquired Western Pump and further developed the business to include construction, vehicle service equipment, and compliance testing. In 2013, Dennis and Jan retired, and their son, Ryan Rethmeier, became president.
Today, Western Pump is a full-service gas station construction and maintenance company for fueling and transportation infrastructure facilities. We are the only integrated construction, service, maintenance, compliance, and equipment distribution company in Southern California. Western Pump remains a family-owned-and-operated business,
Western Pump acquires Arizona based Doehrman Company expanding its footprint in the Southwest and its market share in the automotive equipment and service industry.
Western Pump opens a new office in Phoenix, Arizona. Doing so, we become the only fully integrated company offering construction, service, compliance, and equipment distribution in the state.
Western Pump releases new customer and service focused website that is more secure, faster, and provides for a better user experience. It allows clients to readily find information and products, request support, and get quotes for solutions.
Western Pump was selected to construct the multi-level fueling and car wash systems for the massive, two-million square-foot CONRAC facility at the San Diego International Airport.
In 1988, Dennis and Jan Rethmeier acquired Western Pump and began to further develop the business into a “3-legged Stool” (equipment sales, construction, and service).
In 1974, the company was sold to two owners of R. H. Alexander Co., a Los Angeles-based petroleum equipment distributor and service provider. At that time, the business was focused on equipment distribution and tank testing.
Western Pump’s most valuable asset is our people. We hire, train, and retain the best managers and technicians in the Southwest.
We invest in our team. Western Pump technicians maintain current certifications with the International Code Council (ICC) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Western Pump’s team of professionals is second to none. Our trusted employees take pride in what they do and perform quality work to the highest of standards.