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.
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. In the 10 years since joining Gould, Tom has applied these skills to petroleum and propane truck design. With his manufacturing background, Tom has improved the process for truck assembly and quality control in the shop. Tom designs and manages the installation of Toptech Systems terminal automation at petroleum and propane bulk plants and terminals. He also assists customers in specifying pumps, valves, tanks, and other bulk plant and terminal equipment. Tom is an active member of the sales team.
Ryan Scanlon-Service Manager
Ryan has more than 8 years of experience at Gould servicing petroleum and propane with trucks and trailers. He previously spent more than 10 years in transportation parts and services businesses. As Service Manager, Ryan develops scopes of work with customers, schedules the work, and coordinates the work with the shop foreman.
Adam Hare-Shop Foreman
Adam has more than 9 years of experience with Gould in petroleum and propane trucks and shop operations. He has broad experience and specializes in fabrication, welding, and painting. His previous work included fabricating large steel storage tanks. As Shop Foreman, he supervises the mechanics and work on the shop floor.