Since its founding in 1934 in Delavan, Wisconsin, Sta-Rite has been a leader in providing products that you can depend on for the water you need, when & where it's needed. We serve the residential water well and plumbing markets in over 100 countries throughout the world.
With Sta-Rite, all of our efforts are for one purpose: to give you An Advantage You Can Count On.
Water Supply Pumps
Sta-Rite manufactures water pumps and pressurized water storage tanks to improve and move water efficiently and economically.
Water Disposal Pumps
Sta-Rite effluent pumps are durably built for long-lasting operation in septic systems and other disposal applications.
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Sta-Rite was founded in 1934 in Delavan, Wisconsin (USA) by William C Heath, then President of the A.O. Smith Corporation. From the beginning, Heath was driven to produce pumps “built right to stay right” – which, of course, led to the Sta-Rite name. Heath’s success with Jets & Centrifugals in the early years led the company to quickly expand into 4” submersible pumps & motors. Today, Pentair Sta-Rite sells a wide range of pumps, motors, tanks, controls, and accessories in over 100 countries around the world.
Sta-Rite founded, opens above a drug store in Delavan, WI.
Diversifies into Dairy, Communications, and Fluid Power products.
In 1982, Sta-Rite acquired by WICOR Industries, goes 'public' on the NYSE. In 1985, purchases Flotec, a retail pump line, in order to gain entry into the DIY market. In 1986, purchases the Berkeley pump company from Transamerica.
In 1991, Sta-Rite divests all non-water-related businesses in order to focus on our core strength. In 1999, purchases Simer brand of retail pumps, a leader in pumps for the hardware and home center markets.
In 2002, Sta-Rite acquires Aermotor brand of complementary products (including 4” submersibles, jet pumps, centrifugals, and accessories). In 2004, acquired by water industry leader Pentair, Inc. to form a global water technology business to serve multiple industries worldwide.