Pumps, Motors & Machining in Greater Idaho Falls - Since 1981

About Us

Incorporated in 1981 as Water West Irrigation, American Pump has grown from a home run business to a recognized leader of customer service and quality products. Nathan Hancock & Val Brizzee started Water West Irrigation in Rexburg, Idaho with one pump rig and one crane. They were quickly recognized as honest, efficient, and dependable pump repairmen. In 1989, Nathan and Val separated the company and Nathan started American Pump.

Shortly after American Pump began, Nathan purchased a new building and opened a machine shop in Ucon, Idaho. After the unexpected death of Val Brizzee, American Pump purchased Water West Irrigation in 1990. American Pump has continued to grow with the addition of an electric motor rewind shop and pivot dealership.

 

American Pump is now a full service irrigation dealer including pump, motor, and pivot sales, installation, and repair; and they have the equipment and knowledge to get the job done right. American Pump has six pump rigs and four cranes that can lift the deepest pumps in the valley. In addition, they have a wide variety of pump parts, column, tube, and shaft in stock and ready for you. They also keep over 100 reconditioned turbine motors ranging from 5hp to 600hp (horsepower) in stock for the quick replacement of failed motors.

American Pump is also current with new VFD technology. They sell and service the ABB drives. They can help you design a system that runs more efficiently and effectively to fit multiple pivots or corner arms. They will also work with your power company to help cost share your improvements.

American Pump also sells and services house and community pumps. They can usually have your house pump fixed within less than 24 hours from the time you call. They are trained professionals for submersible pumps and constant pressure systems.

1978-1981

Nathan Hancock worked for B&W Equipment (now Golden West Irrigation)

1978-1981
Spring 1981
Val Brizzee and Nathan Hancock Started/Incorporated Water West Irrigation, operated out of Val’s and Nate’s backyards.
Spring 1981
Sep 1989
Nathan Hancock broke from Water West Irrigation / Started American Pump
Sep 1989
25 Aug 1990
Val Died
25 Aug 1990
Sept 1990
Nathan Hancock & Richard Smith (Nathan’s Step-father) Partner to Purchase Water West Irrigation DBA American Crane Service
Sept 1990
Dec 1991
Purchase Shop in Ucon, move operations to new shop
Dec 1991
1992
Started Machine shop
1992
1998
American Pump Purchased Grays Electric
1998
Sept 1998
American Pump obsorbed American Crane and purchased Richard Smith’s shares
Sept 1998
1998
Purchased Glacier Irr from Dave Dayton in Rexburg and acquired Zimmatic Dealership
1998
Jan 2000
Acquired T-L Dealership after Eastern Idaho Equipment went out of business
Jan 2000
Purchased from city of Ucon, building and property across street
Jan 2011
Sold to Todd, Jacob, and Russ
Jan 2011
22 Aug 2016
Purchased Airway Machine
22 Aug 2016
Feb 2021

Sold to Well Equipped

Feb 2021
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