Peerless Equipment`s early days were spent providing sales, service and repair to the local farming communities surrounding San Antonio. As technology improved so did the ability to irrigate more efficiently. Peerless Equipment, well connected to irrigation industry suppliers, positioned itself as the premier irrigation retailer in this region.
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In 1948 Nile Wright Sr. founded Peerless Pump Service to provide sales, service and repair of well pumps in the San Antonio area. Those were the days of flood irrigation with the abundant water supply from the Edwards Aquifer. The local area was referred to as the Belgian Gardens due to the number of immigrant farmers growing predominantly vegetable crops. Those farmers were in need of someone who could provide products and services required for increasing productivity while minimizing labor. In a very short amount of time the service area expanded out west to Hondo and as far south as Devine. As trade in the area grew, Peerless found itself needing to expand product lines to include sales and service of the equipment used to distribute the water. In 1954 in Columbus, Nebraska the patent on the center pivot was licensed to Bob Daugherty and the early foundation for Valmont Industries and Valley brand pivots was laid. During this time Peerless was selling aluminum hand move pipe with sprinklers to local farmers. It wasn't until the early 70's and improved technology that Peerless became a dealer for Valley Irrigation. It was also during this time that Peerless opened a Pearsall location to provide sales, installation and service of complete irrigation systems from multiple locations.
When Nile Wright Sr. passed away in 1971 it was his wife, Irene, and two sons, Nile Jr. and George, that stepped in and carried Peerless for the next 40 years. Irene Wright served as President for 28 of those years before turning her title over to Nile Jr. During those years Peerless expanded into the municipal markets bidding on projects involving the sale and installation of large well pumping equipment. The family business continued to grow and opened another location to serve the Winter Gardens in Uvalde, TX. In 2003 Nile Wright Jr. passed away and George became the 4th member of the Wright family to serve as President of Peerless.
In October of 2011, George sold the family business to WW Peerless LLC and Edwin Hatcher now serves as company President. The Peerless name represents an excellent reputation among customers and suppliers in this region. We are excited for the opportunity to build on what the Wright family started six decades ago. WW Peerless LLC strives to remain the premier supplier, servicer and installer of water needs to for Agricultural, Municipal, Wildlife and Natural Resource clients in Texas and beyond. By joining with McKinley Drilling (Pearsall, TX), we have already expanded our capabilities to include front line deep water well drilling to the Carrizo Aquifer. Drilling these wells enhances our abilities and offers a turnkey approach to end water users. We are now able to provide the drilling, pump installations and irrigation equipment (through pivots, reels and sprinklers) under one roof. We recognize that this is an exciting time of growth for several industries in the State of Texas. We at Peerless are doing our very best to continue to improve our products and services to meet those needs.