Entrepreneurs Gary Hopkins and Mark Kirves founded Storm Water Systems, Inc. in 2006 with a goal of preserving the environment by offering clean-water products and services to remove pollutants, debris and floatables from the world’s waterways. As co-owners of Plastek Werks, Inc., a leader in the plastic welding and fabrication industry, the two were able to combine their technical expertise with their love of nature to develop innovative, high performance products. Our flagship product, the Bandalong Litter Trap has removed trash from waterways for nearly 20 years, with over 200 locations worldwide.
Storm Water Systems co-founders Gary Hopkins and Mark Kirves have worked side-by-side for the more than 30 years to isolate pollutants from ground water in the thermoplastics and plastic welding industries. In 1992, the two founded their first company, Plastek Werks, Inc., a plastic welding and fabrication company specializing in manufacturing and field service throughout the United States, Central and South America. Plastek Werks quickly became the trusted source for a broad scope of high performance thermoplastics services. Almost 15 years later, Storm Water Systems’ story began.
In 2006, Plastek Werks was contacted by a customer with hopes of finding a solution for an unsightly problem: trash and debris in a waterway adjacent to his business. Hopkins and Kirves were intrigued by the challenge. Soon after, they visited the site and to say the least, they were appalled. Immediately, they began the search for a solution. Soon after, Storm Water Systems was founded in Cleveland, Georgia with a goal of providing products and services for the removal of litter, debris and other pollutants from our world’s natural waterways to protect, preserve and ensure a future of clean, abundant water for everyone.
Innovation, excellence and action have always been our guiding principles, which drives Storm Water Systems to be a solutions-oriented company. Because of this, we are proud of the fact that our entire company was founded as a direct result of our drive to provide our customers with the best solution possible for whatever challenge they may be facing. We are aware that no two jobs are alike. Our entire portfolio of products and services are 100% adaptable for site-specific needs and conditions.
Our staff of plastic welding experts have years of experience in equipment installations throughout the world, in all kinds of conditions. This success combined with our technical expertise allows us to address a myriad of specific customer needs including comprehensive installation, operations and maintenance. Additionally, our skilled technicians manufacture all products in-house in our well-equipped 33,000 square foot facility produce products of the highest quality, resulting in unsurpassed customer satisfaction.
Storm Water Systems works to improve the quality of water by building the highest quality products to protect, preserve and ensure a future of clean, abundant water for everyone. We honor our history by maintaining a “success is the only option” philosophy by providing our customers with custom solutions no matter the challenge. We were founded as a direct result of trying to solve a customer’s problem and will continue to reach beyond our level of comfort to sustain our vision.