Success Story: 40+ Years & 3 Homeowners No Match For Franklin Submersible Motor


Nathan Rutledge, an industry veteran and respected water well contractor recently shared his story about the value Franklin Electric brings to his business and why he will continue to be loyal to our products. Here’s what he had to say…

“I have used pumps with Franklin Electric motors for more than 30 years. Although the pump brands may have changed from time to time, the one thing that has remained a staple in my business are pumps driven by FranklinNathan Success Story motors. A great reason why was shown yet again in November when Rutledge Well Drilling and Pump Service was called to a mature lake side residential neighborhood in Indiana for a ‘no water’ issue. Upon arrival, there was no visible well, however, after some investigating the well was located and the pump was removed. I started inspecting the failed unit and identified it as a 1/2 hp, 230-volt pump. That is when I noticed the date code showed the motor was manufactured in 1976. This pump had been used for a custom home in an upscale lake community pumping at 60 feet of head for 40+ years. The combination of a high-quality motor, a well-maintained pressure tank, and proper sizing allowed this pump, original to the home, to deliver water to 3 different homeowners without a single pump issue. The pump was replaced with a Franklin Electric 3200 Series after a riser was installed. I am confident that with proper tank maintenance, this new pump will provide many years of dependable service to this home.

Franklin’s commitment to their service technicians has been unparalleled and the quality is never a question. For every Franklin motor I have stood behind, Franklin has stood behind me with technical support, product sizing, and a no hassle warranty process. I personally have used Franklin motors for 30 years and intend on using them for another 30.”

--- Nathan Rutledge, WD/PI, Rutledge Well Drilling and Pump Service, in Atlanta, Indiana