History

In 1946, W. E. Bill Watt saw a need for a skilled firm to fabricate and erect power piping in Midwest electrical generating plants. He founded Piping & Equipment Company, and the need was filled.

Since that beginning, we kept at the leading edge of construction. Building from our core of fabricating and erecting piping, to fabricating and installing equipment for refineries, chemical plants, industrial plants, food processing plants and electrical generating plants.

We have expanded our business to include ASME code fabrication and code repair, millwright services, and heavy mechanical construction.

In 1958, we were incorporated in Kansas. In 1964, Bill Watt retired and R. H. Farnham and Ben Callaway purchased the company.

The company continued to grow, and in 1974, Art Farnham took over as president.

In 2003, Art and his partners Tim Farnham and Sue Pearce sold the business to John C. Wadsworth, bringing a younger face to P&E.

Some of our customers have been with us for more than 40 years. You will learn, as they have, that our business is based on these basic principles: Quality, Timeliness, Safety, Value and Competitive Pricing.