HYDRA SERVICE, INC.
Hydra Service, Inc., a southern-based corporation, started in the basement of its founder, F. J. Doyle II, in 1982, with just two employees.
Today, HSI has grown into a multi-million dollar operation whose 80 plus employees serve the fluid movement needs of three states in the southeast. The company’s owner/president, F. J. “Jimmy” Doyle attributes its current success to these same employees and the service they provide. “ . . . it is the people who have worked for the Company . . . we are one team.” The Company has three locations with a total square footage of over 97,000 with their latest expansions, and carries an extensive inventory of pumps, pumping accessories, and peripherals.
How does such a thriving concern get started? In 1982, Hydra Service, Inc. had one submersible pump line. In 1984, HSI started a partnership with ABS that is still thriving today. In 1992, the first 5,000 square foot building was built on 3 acres of land in Warrior, AL. That facility became headquarters and now measures over 50,000 square feet on 6 acres, with an additional 15 acre storage property. The Robertsdale, AL office that serves southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle sits on approximately 3 acres with a 17,000 square foot facility with its latest expansion. The Pelahatchie, MS office and warehouse has approximately 10,000 square feet in a brand-new facility on 4 acres, opened Summer 2006!
Our latest addition is our Florida operation, located just outside Orlando, in Debary, FL, opened September 2010, but moved into our brand-new 20,000 sf building in September 2012.
HSI stands on its unconditional service . . . after all, it’s built into our name!
- industrial, mining, municipal pumps
- 14 highly-trained sales personnel with various degrees in marketing, engineering, and business
- continual upgrading of knowledge and skills through manufacturer training schools
- all sales personnel furnished with laptops & projection devices to present PowerPoint presentations as sales & training aides
- on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- 29 highly-skilled service technicians
- 11 support personnel
- Confined-space approved
- Machine Shop
- Electrical Motor Rewind and Panel Shop
Hydra Service Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2002. We hosted an Open House with a barbeque for our customers and manufacturers, and tours for all partcipants. Literally, 100's attended and helped us celebrate this milestone in our company's history!
It isn't difficult to see what a tremendous organization Hydra Service Inc. really is when you look at its growth in sales since its beginning in 1982; the startup year had sales of $550,000, but in the 25+ years since 1982, HSI has grown to a multimillion dollar business.
The year 2004 marked the addition of 15,000 sq. ft. to the home office in Warrior, AL, the hiring of several new sales personnel, service technicians, and an applications engineer, as well as the acquisition of several additional pump lines. An additional 15 acres was purchased as storage property.
A third service & sales facility was built in Pelahatchie, Mississippi in 2006, adding a new 10,000 sq. ft. building on 4 acres.
In 2009, an additional 7,500 sq. ft. were added to the Warrior office. This addition included a state-of-the-art 32,000 gallon Test Tank. Another addition to the Robertsdale office was completed in 2012, making this facility a whopping 17,000 sf.
The Florida office was acquired in September 2010, eventually adding an additional 20,000 sq. ft. of sales, service, and rentals to HSI's fleet.
HSI was selected INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR 2004 by the Blout County-Oneonta
Chamber of Commerce "for its outstanding contribution to business/industry." Owner, Jimmy Doyle, proudly accepted the honor at a special awards dinner held May 6, 2004.
HSI Responds to Customer Needs:
As of 2004, HSI has a full service electric motor rewind shop and panel shop in house.
This results in quicker response time and much better service to our customers.
HSI Creates A Need:
Hydra Service, Inc. was the first distributor to convince municipalities to utilize a standby diesel pump instead of the commonly-used standby generator.
By “creating this need,” we were able to convince city engineers to write specifications requiring the use of the standby diesel pump. We now have many cities that write specifications for a standby pump as a back-up in both Alabama and Mississippi.