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A certified woman-owned business by both New York City and New York State, Our Rental Pumps LLC has grown since 2011, focusing on high standards, a true understanding of the industry and client needs, and an understanding that no project is too complex.
President Samantha Ruttura says the company’s fleet has expanded to include 10 concrete pumps, a telebelt and the business recently became a dealer for Magni Telescope Handlers on Long Island.
“We offer various Magni models in our rental fleet and have the ability to sell them under our New York State and New York City WBE certification, which is a huge asset to all of our customers and future customers,” she said.
Ruttura says the company looks forward to 2018 and the role it will be able to play in the city’s expansion and evolution, particularly with bridges, MTA (Metropolitan Transpiration Authority), and large commercial work. “It’s our job to keep up with the growth and continue to provide our customers the best service and most updated fleet to ensure their projects run smoothly.”
The lean company has four competent staff maintaining the office and shop. “We provide trained, capable and American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) safety certified operators to run the equipment but they work directly for our customers. Because of our strong relationship with our customers they trust we are providing the best operators and employ them for their projects.”
Ruttura says though her company is relatively young, at least compared to the 100-year-old company her father owns and operates, that is the model she strives to follow. “I look at his work force and it covers multiple generations of families and men that have been there for 40 plus years. I hope my company will have the same ability to keep men and women working for their entire careers.”
Focused on projects in the New York Tri-State Area, Our Rental Pumps works largely with commercial contractors working on civil projects including bridges, MTA work, stadiums, and other large scale projects. The company recently placed concrete for the base of One Vanderbilt. “We are proud to have been a part of the largest continuous pour in midtown Manhattan.”
As a locally owned company, Ruttura says personal communication, reliability and a focus on ensuring the customer’s best interests are key. She says as part of ensuring each job runs smoothly and safely, Our Rental Pumps’ sales manager visits each site to ensure the right equipment is provided for the specific job. “Often in the city there are space limitations which can affect what size pump that can be used. It is our job to ensure the customer gets the correct equipment for any given job.”
Another key focus is safety, which Our Rental Pumps ensures by requiring all operators to go through the ACPA’s safety program and be up to date on all ACPA Safety certifications.
She says in the six years the company has been in business it has maintained and grown its operator base, training and ensuring their capability along the way.
“Our ACPA safety certified operators are skilled at what they do. As a team we are always looking out for the well being of everyone working on and near our equipment,” she says This gives our customers confidence when working with Our Rental Pumps.
Concrete pumps and telebelts are also inspected according to the manufacturer’s requirements. “This is not required by law but we strive to maintain our fleet to the highest safety standards so we make these inspections a priority.”
Ruttura says active ACPA membership, attending conventions and educational sessions, enhance safety and awareness when placing concrete. “As a small, family type business we want to ensure the safety of our staff and our extended family of clients.”
Our Rental Pumps also provides service and parts from top name brands.
For more information, visit www.ourrentalpumps.com.