Sage Oil Vac

Gary Sage invented and founded Oil Vac on his Texas panhandle farm in 1993. He decided to come up with a better way to perform oil changes on his irrigation engines without spilling oil on him and the ground. What Sage developed was the first Oil Vac that had a single tank for vacuuming used oil directly from the irrigation engine`s pan. Sage realized that not only was it environmentally responsible and cleaner but that the actual oil change time was cut in half. Sage manufactured Oil Vacs for area and regional farmers for the remainder of the 90`s, with business growing by word of mouth. By the late 90`s, the product had made its way into oil and gas industry field service, heavy equipment fleet operators, and a number of other industries and was found in 21 states and Canada.

Company details

360 N Lakeside Dr. , Amarillo , Texas 79118 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Irrigation
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Gary Sage invented and founded Oil Vac on his Texas panhandle farm in 1993. He decided to come up with a better way to perform oil changes on his irrigation engines without spilling oil on him and the ground. What Sage developed was the first Oil Vac that had a single tank for vacuuming used oil directly from the irrigation engine's pan. Sage realized that not only was it environmentally responsible and cleaner but that the actual oil change time was cut in half. Sage manufactured Oil Vacs for area and regional farmers for the remainder of the 90's, with business growing by word of mouth. By the late 90's, the product had made its way into oil and gas industry field service, heavy equipment fleet operators, and a number of other industries and was found in 21 states and Canada. In 2001, Sage made the decision to move to Amarillo, TX and operate Sage Oil Vac as a full-time business. Today, Sage Oil Vac is committed to bringing efficiency and environmental responsibility to all industries through innovative on-site fluid handling and maintenance products. We have 21 dealers with 50 stores located in 13 states to serve you. The Sage Oil Vac team is still family-owned and operated to serve many markets - such as agriculture, construction, road building, oil & gas, mobile oil change businesses, the military and wind turbine gearbox maintenance - in the US and Canada. Sage Oil Vac, Inc. has international distributors in Europe, Canada, and Australia.

1993 – Company founder, Gary Sage invented the first oil vac system.

Gary initially created the first oil vac system so he could change the oil in his irrigation engine without spilling oil on himself or the ground. After putting his new invention to use, a lightbulb went off — this new lube exchange system was not only cleaner, it was faster!

Throughout the rest of the 1990s, Gary began to manufacture more oil vac systems for other farmers in the Midwest. Word continued to spread and the demand continue to rise.

2001 – Gary decided to pursue his Sage Oil Vac dream full-time.

The oil vac system had made its way into a number of industries including oil and gas field service, heavy equipment fleet operators, generator maintenance, rental fleet companies and more. By 2001 Gary, knew it was time to take the plunge and open up shop full-time. He then opened the Sage Oil Vac headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, and began to manufacture mobile lube equipment.

2004 – Sage Oil Vac secured a game-changing business partnership with the Army Reserves.

With a new partnership established to build custom systems for the Army Reserves, Sage Oil Vac doubles in size. To accommodate the rapid growth, the company built an additional 24,000-square-foot facility.

2007 – The first wind gearbox oil exchange (GOEX) system was created.

Sage Oil Vac developed the wind GOEX system in 2007 and forever changed the way that oil is changed in the wind turbine industry. This unique invention created a new niche market for Sage. In the years that followed, Sage gained an international distributor in Australia and an international dealer in the European wind market.

2012 – A year of recognition.

In 2012, Sage Oil Vac was awarded the Top Small Business of the Year Award by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce and the Presidential “E” Award for growth in exports.

2016 – Gary Sage retires; Gary’s son, Aaron Sage takes over as CEO.