History

Petroleum Pump & Tank Company (PP&T) was founded in 1956. Services included tank installation and contractor services along with sales/installation of air compressors and hydraulic lifts. The company operated within a 100-150 mile radius of Asheville, North Carolina.

The assets of PP&T were acquired by Don Lister in May 1985. The new operation was incorporated as Lister Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Petroleum Pump & Tank Company.

In 1988, Congress passed underground storage tank legislation. Business efforts were initially focused on the upgrading of underground tanks including tank lining, cathodic protection, piping upgrades and testing. “With our vast experience in tanks and lines, testing became a natural niche for growth,” stated President, Don Lister.

In the 1990’s, the market exploded as all underground systems were required to be in compliance by 1998, with the business operating as Lister Enterprises d/b/a Petroleum Pump & Tank Co. In 1992, Superior Testing Services Division of Petroleum Pump and Tank was established to give recognition and an identity to a growing tank testing segment of the business. Superior Testing Services was incorporated in 1994 to operate in conjunction with PP&T, providing full-scale tank compliance testing services.

Serving North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia.The business grew steadily through the 1998 timeframe when underground tanks were being upgraded to meet the UST regulations. In 1999 and 2000 the business mix shifted dramatically with the completion of underground tank upgrades. As a result, efforts were focused in two primary areas – precision testing of underground tanks and lines and cathodic protection testing/installation and repair.

In 2002, all operations were consolidated under the Superior Services name, serving North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Georgia. Appropriate corporate status and license/certifications are maintained in the jurisdictions as necessary. Superior Services operates in a 500-600 mile radius of Hendersonville, NC.