We are a leader in water control that produce a safe, efficient, and cost-effective system to conserve and control water for municipalities and private water utilities around the world. About Us

Mission Statement

Hydra-Stop is on a mission to provide solutions for control that make the world safer, healthier, and more productive.

Mission Statement

Hydra-Stop is on a mission to provide solutions for control that make the world safer, healthier, and more productive.

Hydra-Stop Overview

Hydra-Stop, based in Burr Ridge, Illinois, is the largest insertion valve and line stop manufacturer in the world. For over 40 years, Hydra-Stop has provided solutions for water control to thousands of municipalities and contractors around the world. Hydra-Stop provides solutions for the 20 – 50 percent of valves in municipal systems that no longer operate. Specifically, we:

  • Manufacture equipment for installing insertion valves in under-pressure applications
  • Manufacture and provide technical support for insertion valves and line stop fittings
  • Teach interested parties about alternative water main repair methodology to eliminate shutdowns and customer interruptions.
  • Help municipalities manage, maintain and provide solutions for aging water systems
  • Provide municipalities and private water utilities the easiest and most cost-effective solutions to service their communities
  • Minimize the disruption of water, the most basic human need — water

Our Values



We strive to build enduring relationships by seeking diversity and inviting inspiration, so we can all win together


Chasing Perfection — Achieving Excellence Trust in Every Action Process Over Pride


Big Ideas, Disciplined Actions Unique Products for Unique Problems Embracing an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Leadership Team

AJ Stolson


Herman Ruiz

VP of Operations

Steve Roehrig

VP Sales and Marketing

Cullen Geppert

Engineering Manager

Success Stories

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Join Our Team

Hydra-Stop provides safe and efficient solutions to conserve and control Earth’s most precious resource — water. Our purpose is to help municipalities and private water utilities manage, maintain and provide solutions for aging water systems. We do that by offering solutions with the easiest and most cost-effective method for municipalities and private water utilities to serve their communities while minimizing the disruption of the water supply. We operate in a fun and entrepreneurial environment where creative ideas are encouraged and openness is required. Our values are Integrity, Innovation, and Inclusion, — and we live these values every day.

Training & Technical Support Representative

The overall purpose of the Training & Technical Support Representative is to support sales efforts by training service providers and equipment owners on Hydra-Stop equipment. This individual will develop equipment owner and service provider competency in installing Hydra-Stop products and maintaining Hydra-Stop equipment to help ensure customer satisfaction and build customer advocacy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide training and technical support to equipment owner and service provider network
  • Travel up to 75% of the time and on short notice
  • Follow standard training methods
  • Document written procedures and training reports
  • Provide training to Hydra-Stop commercial team members
  • Manage, maintain, and schedule demonstration and training equipment
  • Meet and exceed individual goals and objectives
  • Timely distribution of leads generated through training efforts
  • Daily and weekly reporting of activities and schedules
  • Abide by on-the-job site safety requirements
  • Provide cross-functional support to Hydra-Stop engineering, production, and quality functions as requested
  • Complete Special Projects as requested
  • Execute the company’s strategic initiatives

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Three years of potable water distribution system maintenance and repair experience preferred, with exposure to contractors and municipalities
  • Prior experience with line tapping, line stopping, and valve insertion installation processes preferred
  • Strong organization skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent tasks with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Exceptional listening skills are essential
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers
  • Ability to lift 100 lbs
  • Ability to climb ladders

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