Gould Equipment Company was started by Ralph Gould in 1928 as an oil equipment distributor. Gould expanded into the custom building of oil and propane trucks and became a dealer for Heil transport trailers. In 1998, Gould was purchased by Brake Service & Parts, which had common ownership with Webber Oil Company. Gould continued its operations in South Portland and also opened a full-service propane and petroleum truck assembly and service facility and separate parts warehouse in Bangor. In 2008, Gould consolidated the truck assembly, Certified “R” Stamp work, maintenance, and equipment warehousing on Hildreth Street North in Bangor. Gould Equipment Company vacated the South Portland facility that year. Harrison Shrader Enterprises (HSE) opened their fire and safety equipment store and fire and rescue training facility at that location. HSE also provided truck maintenance services for fire and petroleum trucks. They adopted the name HSE/Gould for the petroleum truck maintenance division. HSE/Gould has no relationship with Gould Equipment Company.
Gould Equipment Company was acquired by Gould Technologies, LLC on June 29, 2012. Under the new ownership, Gould Equipment Company continues providing the same outstanding services and products from its facility at Hildreth Street North in Bangor. Gould Equipment Company is affiliated with Acadia Environmental Technology, which has provided engineering and environmental services to the petroleum and propane industries for more than 20 years.
Tom is President of Gould and Acadia Environmental Technology. For 20 years, Acadia has provided engineering and environmental consulting services to Maine’s oil and propane industry from its office in Portland. An expert in the remediation of soil and groundwater, Tom has extensive experience designing remedial systems that recover oil and gasoline using pumps, vacuum-blowers, controls, and storage tanks. Acadia permits, designs, and constructs oil storage bulk plants that utilize the latest data management systems from TopTech and Liquid Controls, which are divisions of IDEX Corporation.
David Moore-General Manager
Dave has more than 40 years of experience with petroleum and propane trucks and trailers. He is an expert truck design, assembly, and maintenance. Dave designs Gould’s trucks and specifies Heil trailers for each customer’s specific uses. Because of his extensive experience with electronic registers and data capture computers, Gould has led the industry in computer applications for petroleum and propane data automation.
Michael Gallant-Sales Manager
Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the petroleum and propane transportation shop operations. He started on the shop floor and machine shop and advanced to shop foreman. For the last 6 years, Mike has led the sales team. With his extensive shop and customer service experience, Mike provides sales and technical services tailored for each of Gould’s customers.