100 year History of AC Schultes
For every project we leverage the work ethic and expertise of our people. We pride ourselves on a knowledgeable team who will help you find a solution for your water or wastewater system. As a leader in deep large diameter well construction, our team is dedicated to helping you every step of the way. Our utility division is here to fix any speedbumps you might encounter in your system as well, even in the middle of the night with our 24/7 emergency services. With 100 years in the industry and 200 years of combined experience, you can trust ACSC will get the job done right.
It all started in 1921 when August Charles Schultes saw a need to fill in the Well Drilling industry in New Jersey, and so A.C. Schultes Inc. was born. August worked his business through the Great Depression by drilling wells for towns, farms, and bootleggers in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. After World War II and the Korean War, Gus passed along the business to his three sons, Gus Jr., Jim Sr., and Joe. The boys expanded the business into several areas in the water industry as they bought out several other companies. In 1976 the third generation of Schultes took over. Gus III, Jim Jr., Rick, and Ed continued the expansion into several different fields, some failed and some blossomed.
Finally, we expanded into the Carolinas in 1999 and eventually Florida in 2003. We have now grown to seven locations along the east coast in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina and Florida. Our Carolina office is unique in the fact we have the most ground to cover, servicing the eastern half of both North and South Carolina. We also have a utility division where we can service more than just wells on both the water and wastewater side. Our team here has over 200 years combined experience and we look forward to continuing our work throughout the Carolinas.
We are currently run primarily by the fourth generation of Schultes family, with the 5th in high school and college gearing up to continue the business. This might not seem like a big deal to most, but on average only about 30% of family-owned businesses survive the second generation. According to the Family Business Institute, less than 12% are still viable into the third generation and only about 3% of them operate into the fourth generation and beyond. We are so thankful to continue on growing in the Carolinas and hope you can trust us to service your water or wastewater system soon.