PIRTEK USA now has five locations spread across metro Houston with the opening of PIRTEK Baytown and PIRTEK Pearland. PIRTEK is the leader in providing hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services to industries including construction, marine, manufacturing and equipment rental.
PIRTEK Pearland is a mobile-only location. The mobile-only, Tier 2 model, allows the franchisee to reduce startup costs by keeping the inventory in a small warehouse or storage facility and leasing two vehicles. In three years, Tier 2 owners typically transition the business into Tier 1, a fully staffed Service and Supply Center location.
Both PIRTEK locations are positioned near port industries, which are expected to be a significant source of business. “Having the port nearby means there are plenty of industries that use hydraulic hoses,” said Dean Akin, who with his wife, Lisa, owns the two new Houston locations. “In addition to that, there’s ongoing construction, especially when you consider the hurricanes that come through here so often. Most of the business is typical of what PIRTEK provides, and there’s plenty of it.”