Paso Robles Tank – “Safety is no accident”

December 11, 2019

Paso Robles Tank

“Safety is no accident”

Paso Robles Tank, Inc. (PRT) is a full-service tank contractor and an industry leader in the engineering, fabrication, civil construction, industrial coatings, tank erection, repair and maintenance of shop and field-erected carbon and stainless-steel aboveground storage tanks and specialty vessels. Other services also include in-house engineering and drafting, project management, turnkey retrofits, tank foundations, piping connections, seismic upgrades, tank jacking, re-bottoms, in-service tank seal inspection, repair and replacement, among others. PRT has 125-plus employees, who work between the 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Paso Robles, CA; a 65,000-sq.-ft. facility in Hemet, CA; and a 45,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sparks, NV.

Paso Robles Tank CEO of PRT Stainless Steel Division, Shawn Owens

CEO of PRT Stainless Steel Division, Shawn Owens

Industries served by PRT include, and are not limited to, petroleum, agriculture, thermal energy storage, food & beverage, wine, beer, chemical, petrochemical, water, waste water, pipeline, and pulp & paper industries.  While our offices are in Western USA, our field capacity has extended throughout the United States of America to Guam, Africa, Australia, Djibouti, and Antarctica.

PRT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated Construction and Engineering, Inc. (ACE), a premier specialty tank company with independent subsidiaries, headquartered in Laguna Hills, CA. Each subsidiary is unique and collectively with years of experience, provides their services to tank clients in an array of industrial markets, government, and public utilities, nationwide. ACE is also a parent company to RSH Construction.

Paso Robles Tank, Inc. has three distinct divisions within: Carbon Steel Above Ground Storage Tanks (AST), Stainless Steel AST’s, and coatings. Shawn Owens is the CEO of PRT and managing director of all Stainless Steel shop and field work which includes projects such as (02) 90,000bbl ethanol tanks in St. Charles, LA to (04) 100,000 gallon water tanks for State of California.  PRT primary SS projects are to wineries, dairy, beer, olive oil, chemical, and fertilizer facilities. PRT built each of last couple years $12+ million dollars full SS wine tanks in Livingstone, CA and Napa, CA which included 70+ field stainless tanks each contract. No job is too big, nor too small, for PRT to build.

Wombles adds, “PRT separates itself from the competition in several ways, which include its long list of accreditations ranging from SSPC QP-certified, STI/SPFA Tank of the Year award-winning contractor for nine consecutive years, having active board members on the committees which govern the standards we work from, seven on staff CWI’s, NACE Level III Inspection, and many more. What also sets us apart is our eagerness to improve the codes, standards, design, and the overall product that was previously considered acceptable. We work diligently with every customer to use our vast range of experience to mitigate potential risks and maximize service life for their asset.  All that being said, at the core of our company is our motto which we live by every day and I believe is the real reason for our success; SAFETY + QUALITY = PRODUCTION.  Make no mistake that safety is first for a reason!

Paso Robles Tank President of PRT Industrial Division, Shane Wombles

President of PRT Industrial Division, Shane Wombles

‘In addition, PRT is able to offer our turnkey services to not only include full tank design, engineering, CAD, Shop fabrication, shop coatings, field erection, and field coatings on all your tank needs, but PRT is able to extend that turnkey service for site grading, foundation, piping, fencing, electrical and other site work via our sister company RSH Construction, which is also owned by our parent company, Associated Construction and Engineering, Inc. (ACE).  With our synergy between the business units, it enables us to control and manage the projects successfully versus handing off to different outside contractors. The fact that we’re owned by one parent company working for the same common goal, allows us to meet schedules and be extremely cost-competitive.”

Since its founding in 2000, PRT’s ultimate goal has been to set the standards in the carbon welded steel tank industry. As part of its continued investments, in 2016, the company entered the bolted tank market with the launch of its Bolted Tank Division. Its bolted tanks are designed to AWWA D103 standards and are a specified alternative to field-welded and coated tanks. With a streamlined and fully automated coatings line and the support of its in-house engineering staff, it allows PRT to provide the best bolted tank in the industry, suitable for water/wastewater, dry storage and/or fire protection water applications.

Going forward, Wombles says that “PRT’s future goals are to continue to focus on safety, continuing education to promote cutting edge technology to our office, shop, and field crews; and expand our geographic footprint into Gulf Coast Region.”  PRT strongly feels that at the end of the day, for a project to succeed, owners and operators need a company they can rely on to minimize costs while upholding Paso Robles Tank’s motto: Safety + Quality = Production.


WHO: Paso Robles Tank

WHAT: A full-service tank contractor

WHERE: Hemet, California



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