We are a family owned and operated company located in the heart of West Tennessee. Our business stands on the foundation of hard work, family values, and quality customer service. We work hard to build lasting partnerships with fire and utility departments in order to meet all of your hydrant needs.
We have over 100+ years combined experience in the water treatment industry, distribution system operations, and hydrant construction. Thanks to our valued experience and knowledge of the industry, we can help you obtain and maintain the very best water distribution system - leading to lower ISO ratings, in addition to the confidence that your hydrants will always be ready when duty calls. We want to bring safety to your community, one hydrant at a time!
We have over 100+ years combined experience in the water treatment industry, distribution system operations, and hydrant construction.
What is the story behind the bird?
Jay, our youngest son, was the inspiration for the logo as well as the reason RHS/RUS came into existence.
At the tender age of 13 Jay was diagnosed with bone cancer. After a seven-year long battle, he passed away at the age of 20, on October 21, 2012. It was Jay’s desire to attend college after high school, but unfortunately, due to his declining health he was unable to attain that goal. Days before his death, Jay asked his dad and I to use the money he had remaining in his checking account to help someone enrolled in college with their expenses. The following summer Jay’s Warriors Scholarship Fund was created. With the scholarship came the need for funding. RHS was created to do just that, to help provide funds to make Jay’s wish a reality.
The bird in the company logo was inspired by Jay’s nickname “Jaybird”. The muscle bird came about as another way to expand reference to our son Jay. If you notice the muscle bird is wearing a football jersey with #67 on the sleeve this is in reference to Jay’s football number. 67 has become synonymous with reference to Jay. The fierceness of the bird represents Jay’s toughness as an accomplished football player on the grid iron as well and his unwavering courage he showed in the battle he waged against cancer.
These two reasons helped our family shape the concept of the RHS logo and in turn the RUS logo.