Our Mission: Contribute to the total
wellbeing of individuals and society by employing and empowering highly
capable people of integrity who are motivated to create solutions of
considerable value especially for wastewater, tunneling, plumbing, and
Our Vision: To be seen as a responsive,
beneficial, creative, and trusted solution provider.
Quality: Petersen is committed to providing customers with product
and service solutions that conform to the ISO 9001 Standard with continuous
quality improvement and meet customer, legal, and regulatory requirements.
Our ambition is to provide superior craftsmanship with unmatched
responsiveness to achieve the highest level of customer benefit and
Our Specific Quality Objectives
- Safety, for Employee and Customer
- Zero injuries or incidents
- Product Conformity and Service Solutions
- Eliminate returns, complaints, and defectives
- On Time Delivery
- Eliminate late deliveries
- Complete Customer Satisfaction
Our Customers: Our overriding obligation is to benefit
people and industries who use our products and services. We are committed to
the highest degree of integrity and understand that customer safety,
satisfaction, and trust defines our reputation and the value of our products
and services in the market.
Our Team: Our greatest
business resource is loyal, well-informed, competent employees of the
highest integrity. We are privileged to be part of the Petersen Team with
these character traits and many years of accumulated knowledge, some with
over 30 years’ Petersen experience and all still growing in ability to serve
customers with energetic work, ingenuity, and cooperation.
Our Vendors: We continue to develop long-term vendor relationships
based on trust, competence, and a commitment to work together to serve
customers with the best product and service in the market. We provide many
quality products and components from quality manufacturers complementing
those we produce. Our manufacturing focus is on specialized solutions
not available from others.
Our Growing Competencies:
The Petersen Team continuously improves skill and capacity as indicated by
steady flow of new product and service solutions for customers.
Petersen is unique in having equipment and skills for manufacturing a wide
variety of mechanical and inflatable specialty products. Capabilities
include manual and CNC metal working machinery, CNC woven and non-woven
pattern cutting, material tensile testing, extensive stitching equipment, RF
and Heat Welding of thermoplastic materials, O-ring and seal vulcanizing,
short run and prototype rubber molding, extremely high pressure swaging
technology, and many more manufacturing systems. Petersen also provides
in-shop and on-site customer installation and operation training and
technical support as well as long term wastewater system management.
Petersen's unique proprietary products, systems, and manufacturing methods
allow the Petersen Team to provide customized products and systems quickly
to meet the most demanding requirements.
Solutions: Through decades of experience we have been providing
custom solutions for most size, pressure, and temperature requirements of
complex projects. Petersen fabricates many custom mechanical systems for
engineers and contractors globally.
Our Inflatable Solutions: Even prior to 1916 Milwaukee
asked George Petersen to make inflatable plugs to block small and large
diameter sewers. Many years’ refinement allow our engineers and skilled
technicians to develop unique systems for use in ever-increasing pipeline
configurations, sizes, and pressures. Petersen provides inflatable plugs,
tunnel seals, bladders, lift cylinders, and many other inflatable devices
across multiple industries.
Our Drain Flusher: The
Petersen drain and sewer flusher (Drain-Jet) has been a staple professional
drain flushing tool for over 100 years. It was developed to clear drains in
a butcher shop and has expanded market to many industrial, swimming pool
maintenance, and plumbing professionals.
Solutions: Petersen provides the latest treatment and dispersal
technology to clean wastewater to the most stringent standards. The treated
effluent helps prevent drainage field failure and enhances the environmental
by recycling treated wastewater back into the aquafer. Ongoing Petersen
wastewater system management and monitoring facilitates continuous very high
quality wastewater treatment.
Petersen continues to incorporate enormous advancements in materials and
technology into products, services, and manufacturing processes. The
Petersen team utilizes many advanced materials for specific chemical,
temperature, and pressure requirements such as Ferrous and Non Ferrous
Metals, Polyurethanes, Polyimides, Polyester, Canvas, Kevlar,
Buna-n/Nitrile, EPDM, Viton, SBR, Silicone, Viton, and many others.
Wastewater Treatment equipment includes equipment, technical support, and
management of treatment systems utilizing anaerobic and aerobic aeration as
well as the most advances membrane technology.
History: Petersen's first patent was issued to George Petersen in
1916, the grandfather of the current CEO Phil Lundman. The company has been
in the family over 100 years, producing high quality specialty equipment
including pipeline and wastewater systems for contractors and engineers. The
third and fourth generation is involved and the fifth on the way.
Our Family Values Inform Everything:
- “Why” we do what we do, informs “What” we do, and “How” we do
- Our primary motivation is thankfulness that our Creator has
privileged us with the gift of a meaningful life free to respond to any
situation with the understanding that what we think, say and do
demonstrates our level of appreciation and our level of maturity of a
virtuous moral character.
- We are also motivated in gratitude for the opportunity to contribute
to a priceless legacy bequeathed to us by the commitment, hard work, and
sacrifice of ancestors, employees, vendors, customers, friends, family,
and God without which we could do nothing worthwhile.
- We strive to make choices that create long term benefits to
customers, employees, family, and the common good in recognition that
our life on earth is short but has great significance in how we act on
our love for God and neighbor influencing how we will live eternally.
Our Family Trust: The Family Trust’s charitable
initiatives support local community charities and the Christian Church as it
strives to improve the wellbeing of people regardless of ethnicity,
religion, phase of life, or ability. We support initiatives that include
education, health care, economic and spiritual development, and relief
especially in areas of extreme religious hostility and poverty as encouraged
by the UN Charter of Human Rights and our Christian religion. The Family
Trust is organized to own and operate investments including the Petersen
businesses to help fund these initiatives into perpetuity.