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About Simple Pump Co.

Simple Pump HQ. Front door.

Simple Pump HQ

Dear Customers & Dealers

My beautiful wife Jessica and I would like to introduce ourselves and give a little history on our involvement with Simple Pump Company.

The Simple Pump Company was established in 1999. We began our involvement in the company late in 2003 when we became equal partners with the previous operator Gary Wittig. Together with Gary, we purchased the company from the original owner and inventor of our piston rod pump for water wells.

Between 2003 and early 2018, we acted as silent partners involving ourselves only at a strategic level. During that period Gary acted as the business operator, setting our standard for high quality products and even higher quality customer service. On May 1, 2018, we decided to make a change and became majority owners and took over operations from Gary. Gary has since retired and we truly appreciate all his hard work developing the products and the business over that period of 15 years. Our new silent partner is a Mechanical Engineer and provides input on pump system design improvements and business strategy.

Our mission is to provide the most functional and diverse backup water well pump on the market; bringing a modular design that can be used either manually or electrically, from both shallow or deep sets. We continue many of the fundamentals that have driven our business forward since its inception, with a laser focus on customer service and the continuous improvement of our products, both in performance and quality.

I graduated from University of Nevada Reno in late 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. I spent the first 20 years of my career working for a global, Fortune 100 company serving the oil & gas and power generation industry, taking roles in almost all functions of the business including engineering, quality, project management, supply chain, services, and product management.

Jessica graduated from the University of Nevada Reno in Spring of 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a nurse until the end of 2009 (when our twins were born) focusing on Labor & Delivery and Pediatrics.

We have lived in Northern Nevada all of our lives, were married here in 2001, and have three incredible children: Jayce, Aleyna, and Kellen.

Steve & Jessica Schmid

Simple Pump Company
– has been written about in Back Woods Home, Countryside, National Driller, Hobby Farms, Permaculture Magazine, Mother Earth News, ChrisMartenson.com and numerous preparedness and off-grid blogs.
– and is a member of The National Groundwater Association, and Made In Nevada.