Tankmax, Inc. Story
In 1997, Jack Lacher moved from a ranch in Montana to Spokane, WA and founded Tank Master, Inc. Tank Master, Inc. was originally established as a DOT mobile cargo test and inspection company. It was expanded in 2000, with a repair facility in Spokane, WA. In 2001, Jack Lacher and Kelly Howard purchased a building in Pasco, WA and again established a test and inspection and repair facility in that area. In 2006, Tank Master, Inc. sold their assets to Polar Service Centers.
Jack worked for Polar Service Centers off and on for the next nine years. In August of 2015, Jack Lacher, Kelly Howard, and Aaron Otremba launched Tankmax Inc. as a DOT Mobile Cargo Tank Test, Inspection and Repair service.
After Polar Service Centers exited the Pasco location in 2016, Tankmax Inc. expanded with a $800,000 remodel. Tankmax once again moved back into the original Pasco location and teamed up with Pacific Truck Tank to provide a full-service DOT Cargo Tank Facility. Tankmax Inc. has the only state of the art DOT cargo tank test, inspection, and repair Facility in the Inland Northwest.
In 2016, Tankmax became the Northwest Polar Tank Trailer Dealer. In 2017, Tankmax added the Gardner Denver distributorship to their arsenal of premium truck tank services. In 2018, Tankmax added a full-service Driveline Shop. In 2019 Tankmax opened the Spokane, WA Headquarters location, alongside a 5-bay full-service tank shop, as well as acquired Western Pacific Products out of Portland, OR. In 2021, Tankmax became the Northwest Beall Trailer Dealer, as well as merged with our sister company, Pacific Meter & Equipment to provide local service throughout the Pacific Northwest. We now employ over 50 Top Notch employees with decades of experience in our organization.
With the Beall and Polar dealerships, along with the following parts lines, Tankmax Inc. is your one stop tank shop in the Northwest.
We stock: Steel buckets, gloves, cones, gauge sticks, reflective tape, placards, water paste, drop elbows, hose, and much more!
Call us for all of your service item needs.