Why Choose Vertical Flow Industries?

Vertical Flow Industries produces superior, innovative, reliable products for the turbine pump market. Our team has over 80 years of combined experience to provide your company with the same quality you’d expect from a corporate pump company minus the procedures, rules and bureaucracies that delay all areas of your projects. Vertical Flow Industries employs some of the most experienced, knowledgeable salesmen and technicians in the pump business who are on standby to provide quick responses to questions and quote requests along with professional advice and expert assistance.

Vertical Flow Industries is dedicated to providing your company with the accuracy, flexibility and efficiency that will keep pump operations running smoothly and economically, ultimately saving your company time and money. 

The hydraulic performance of Vertical Flow’s custom engineered turbine pumps offer a wide state-of-the-art selection, including the ability to be built to exact specifications or retrofitted to an existing application. VFI produces retrofitted bowl assemblies, tube, shaft, to water lube shafting and discharge heads. From custom built bowl assemblies and submersible motors, to discharge elbows, our turbine pumps will deliver trouble-free operations and a long working life – with superior customer service.

Meet the Team Behind Vertical Flow Industries

Scott Freeman
Managing Partner

Scott Freeman is the founder of Vertical Flow Industries and has over 30 years of experience in the pump industry. Scott began working in the pump industry at an early age, spending his high school summers working at American Turbine Pump Co. American Turbine Pump Co. was a Vertical Turbine Pump manufacturer selling agricultural, municipal, and industrial markets. Later, Scott worked at outside sales for American Turbine Pump Co. in the Houston office. Since his American Turbine days, Scott has specialized his pump experience working as a Manufacturer’s Representative selling multiple lines in the municipal water treatment market. Scott’s last stop before founding Vertical Flow Industries was Service Manager for Alsay, Inc, the largest independent municipal/industrial water well contractor in the state of Texas. During his tenure at Alsay Inc, Scott managed the Houston service department with average revenue of 8 million per year.

Based on 30+ years of experience; Scott understands your needs when working on a project. He prioritizes working with customers to size, quote pumps, and respond in a timely manner. Scott founded Vertical Flow with the idea to make doing business easier than the larger Corporate Pump companies and their bureaucratic policies.

Brett Patterson
General Manager

Brett has been in the vertical turbine pump manufacturing industry since 1982, where he started with American Turbine Pump Company in Houston, TX as a machinist. ATP was a small manufacturer and thus Brett wore many hats with ATP. Assembly of new pumps, disassembly of repairs, cut and straighten shafts, static balance impellers, operated engine lathes, vertical turret lathes, mills, etc. You name it, he has done it. Eventually worked his way up to Shop Lead, Shop Supervisor and then Branch Manager. Again, being a small facility Brett wore many hats as the Branch Manager from customer service, engineering, outside sales, etc. ATP Houston territory was large and included any state that touched the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. Brett spent 30 years working for ATP.

National Pump Company purchased ATP in 2012. Brett’s role remained as Branch Manager after the NPC purchase. Territory was reduced considerably, but he continued to be key in the internal manufacturing side, as well as the face of the branch externally with engineering firms and customers.

Brett moved on from NPC to work for his biggest customer with ATP and NPC, Alsay, Inc. Alsay, Inc. is one of the largest well drillers in the Houston and San Antonio areas.

Brett brings 40 years of experience in the VTP industry, supplying engineered pumps to many markets – agricultural, municipal, HVAC, golf course irrigation, industrial, etc. Brett has a great customer service background and is now ready to bring this to Vertical Flow Industries, as well as all other facets of his experience in the industry.

Frank Freeman 

Frank lends his over 50 years of seasoned experience to Vertical Flow Industries. Frank started his career in the early 1960s working for Retco Mfg. RETCO Mfg, founded by Roy E. Thompson manufactured and sold agricultural vertical turbine pumps in the Southwest region. Frank worked his way from the shop to outside sales at RETCO, Mfg from the late 1960s to early ’70s.

Beginning in the Mid 70’s Frank and Darrel Young were the founders of Irrigation Machine & Supply.  Irrigation Machine & Supply or IMS sold pump shafting, column pipe, tube, and shaft assemblies in the southwest region. Their main customers were water well contractors servicing the over 70 thousand water wells in the south plains and panhandle area of Texas.

A few years later Frank and Darrel in conjunction with Les Bowron opened the American Turbine Pump Company. American Turbine Pump or ATP was a manufacturer of vertical turbine pumps. ATP sold pumps throughout the United States. Frank oversaw the US and International pump sales for submersible and vertical turbine pumps. Frank made several trips to Saudi Arabia securing a major overseas account. Through the years Frank has made many close friendships in the water well industry.

Frank has a vast 50 plus years of knowledge to contribute when servicing our customers.

Contact Us Today!

Contact the team at VFI today to have your turbine pumps, products or parts customized, engineered, fabricated or retrofitted to your exact specifications.

Call Us:

Toll-Free: 844-238-5322
Phone: 409-242-6505

Email Us:

Scott Freeman: scott@vfipumps.com
Frank Freeman: frank@vfipumps.com
Brett Patterson: brett@vfipumps.com

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