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About Us | Advanced Rehabilitation Technology

About Us

Specializing in the maintenance and rehabilitation of water and wastewater systems

Advanced Rehabilitation Technology specializes in the maintenance and rehabilitation of municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems. Founded in 2007, we have remained dedicated to providing cost-effective and long-lasting solutions to common problems that include sewer lining inflow and infiltration and deterioration caused by hydrogen sulfide corrosion (H2S corrosion). We also offer UL-certified NSF/ANSI 61 polyurea coatings that can be used to repair potable water systems, including storage tanks, distribution lines, aqueducts and treatment plants.

Service Area

With locations in Bryan, Ohio, and La Vale, Maryland, we are able to provide water and wastewater rehabilitation services in the following states:

  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • West Virginia

To find an ART team member in your area, check out our sales territory map, or call our main office at 419-636-2684.

Service Rep Territories

Click on a shaded area on the map to see the service rep for that territory.

Service Rep Territories
Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersy, & West Virginia Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersy, & West Virginia Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersy, & West Virginia Western Pennsylvania , Western New York, Eastern Ohio, & Western Maryland Western Pennsylvania , Western New York, Eastern Ohio, & Western Maryland Western Pennsylvania , Western New York, Eastern Ohio, & Western Maryland Western Pennsylvania , Western New York, Eastern Ohio, & Western Maryland Western Ohio Indiana & Illinois Indiana & Illinois Michigan Michigan

Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersy, & West Virginia

Mike Hoffmaster
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
mike@obicproducts.com
240-818-3639

Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersy, & West Virginia

Mike Hoffmaster
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
mike@obicproducts.com
240-818-3639

Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersy, & West Virginia

Mike Hoffmaster
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
mike@obicproducts.com
240-818-3639

Western Pennsylvania , Western New York, Eastern Ohio, & Western Maryland

Rusty Hesselschwardt
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
rusty@artcoatingtech.com
419-636-2684

Western Pennsylvania , Western New York, Eastern Ohio, & Western Maryland

Rusty Hesselschwardt
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
rusty@artcoatingtech.com
419-636-2684

Western Pennsylvania , Western New York, Eastern Ohio, & Western Maryland

Rusty Hesselschwardt
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
rusty@artcoatingtech.com
419-636-2684

Western Pennsylvania , Western New York, Eastern Ohio, & Western Maryland

Rusty Hesselschwardt
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
rusty@artcoatingtech.com
419-636-2684

Western Ohio

Gary Mock
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
gary@artcoatingtech.com
419-636-2684

Indiana & Illinois

Derrick Short
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
derrick@artcoatingtech.com
419-636-2684

Indiana & Illinois

Derrick Short
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
derrick@artcoatingtech.com
419-636-2684

Michigan

Eric Stanford
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
eric@artcoatingtech.com
419-636-2684

Michigan

Eric Stanford
Advanced Rehabilitation Technology
eric@artcoatingtech.com
419-636-2684

Commitment to Safety

ART has an excellent safety record, despite extensive work in contaminated and hazardous conditions. We also:

  • Maintain a drug-free workplace
  • Ensure employees have completed OSHA 10-hour training and confined space training
  • Ensure crew leaders have OSHA 30-hour training
  • Maintain company confined space, respiratory and general safety programs
  • Provide initial and continuing safety and quality training programs for all field employees

Our Philosophy

We believe that a company is only as good as its people and its guiding principles. Our team is made up of experienced professionals who all share our philosophy of being DRIVEN.

D

Dedication

R

Respect

I

Integrity

V

Vision

E

Excellence

N

Nobility

These simple guiding principles, along with our faith are how we do business. When you partner with ART, you can be confident that you are working with people you can trust.

Our Team

Dustin Schlachter
Chief Growth Officer
dustin@artcoatingtech.com

Dustin Schlachter is dedicated to providing water and wastewater system repair and maintenance solutions that are both affordable and long-lasting. With a visionary mindset, he is responsible for setting the strategic course for OBIC and ensuring high growth initiatives and strong partnerships as he leads the company toward the future.

Dustin’s entrepreneurial aspiration has held him captive to the trenchless technology field since 1999 when he and his father founded S&S Directional Boring. No stranger to change management, he has successfully led multiple companies as they embraced new infrastructure rehabilitation technologies. In 2007, Dustin founded Advanced Rehabilitation Technology where he continued to grow and expand his work to include infrastructure rehabilitation through lining and coating system applications. This expansion allowed him to strengthen the executive and visionary skills he would need one day to lead a global company.

Dustin continues to expand upon and share his knowledge of the industry by serving as a member and past president of the Great Lakes Trenchless Association. He is also an active member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies and the Water Environment Federation.

A devoted husband and father of three, Dustin finds enjoyment and relaxation in outdoor activities like landscaping and gardening. Dustin is dedicated to learning and growing in faith, and his life goal is to help others grow as well.

Kristi Kimpel
Chief Financial Officer
kristi@artcoatingtech.com 

Kristi has more than 11 years of experience working with ART and S&S Directional Boring. In that time, Kristi has worn many hats while managing the front office. The list includes accounting, safety, marketing, event planning, insurance and shipping and receiving, just to name a few.

Prior to joining the ART team, Kristi worked for a transportation broker as an onsite representative for the customers while also serving as an internal transportation specialist. She stays involved in the local manufacturing industry by maintaining active memberships in the Williams County Economic Development Corporation as well as the Black Swamp Safety Council.

In her free time, Kristi stays busy with her two kids who are involved in a variety of extracurricular clubs and sports. She also serves as an elementary Archery coach where she is committed to teaching archery basics as well as important life skills. She is passionate about growing and leading women in discipleship programs, and enjoys gardening.

Gary Mock
VP of Sales & Marketing
Western Ohio
gary@artcoatingtech.com

Gary Mock has been with ART since September 2007 and has extensive experience in water and wastewater structure rehabilitation and maintenance. Since 2007, Gary has served as a member of the Water Environment Federation. Additionally, he maintains memberships in the Ohio and Pennsylvania WEA and RWEA and serves as a board member for the Polyurea Development Association. With a focus on expanding his professional knowledge, Gary has completed the Advanced Polyurea Development Association course.

 After a busy workweek, Gary enjoys fishing and catching up with friends and family over a friendly game of cards. Committed to making a difference in his community, Gary is an avid supporter of children’s charities and non-profit organizations that help those in need. His philanthropy includes supporting local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, school benefit drives, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Make a Wish Foundation.

 

Eric Stanford

Eric Stanford
Business Development
Michigan
eric@artcoatingtech.com

Eric began working with ART in 2021. Prior to joining the team, he served as a regional sales manager at Mitchell International where he honed his leadership, communication and customer service skills. Eric maintains a professional membership to Michigan Rural Water Association to ensure he has the resources, education and networking required to provide excellent service to ART customers.

 When he is not helping customers realize the value of ART’s environmentally sound, spray-in-place lining system, Eric can be found in the garage repairing old cars. During hockey season, his schedule gets a little busier as he is also tuning in to watch the Detroit Red Wings play.

Rusty Hesselschwardt
Business Development
Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, Eastern Ohio, Western Maryland
rusty@artcoatingtech.com

Rusty has spent the past 26 years working in underground construction and rehabilitation. His experience ranges from gas line construction, cathodic protection, pipe fitting and plumbing to the rehabilitation of numerous water and wastewater structures.

Throughout his career, Rusty has been dedicated to continuing his professional education and has received numerous certifications, including a certificate of cathodic protection training, 40 OHSA certification and confined space certification. He has also completed the Advanced Polyurea Development Association course.

In his free time, Rusty enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle, three children and three grandchildren. He enjoys camping, trips to Las Vegas and rooting for THE Ohio State Buckeyes.

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Mike Hoffmaster
Business Development
Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia
mike@obicproducts.com

Mike Hoffmaster has 36 years of experience working in the construction industry. Mike earned his bachelor of science from Shepard University while working full-time in a precast concrete plant. His career continued to advance, and his most recent position as a technical manager required him to wear many hats at the national level. Mike is active with numerous industry organizations, committees and serves on several Board of Directors.

Committed to giving back to his community, Mike has served as the track and field organizer for the Special Olympics for over 30 years and has volunteered with local high school athletics for the past 37 years.  In his free time, Mike enjoys creating his own custom seasoning blends, cooking, traveling and photography. 

Derrick Short
Business Development
Indiana and Illinois
derrick@artcoatingtech.com

Derrick has over eight years of experience working with the team at ART. Prior to his current role in business development, Derrick served as a field and project manager. In addition to his work at ART, Derrick’s professional experience also includes electrical and custom machining. 

Derrick considers his job at ART a second hobby. He truly enjoys getting out and talking to people about what ART can do and how we can make a difference in their community. In an effort to better serve those communities, Derrick continues to expand his knowledge and expertise and has completed the Advanced Polyurea Development Association course.

In his free time, his favorite thing to do is to spend time with his family. An avid outdoorsman, Derrick and his wife Allison enjoy spending time outdoors with their two children Gunnar and June.

Trey Russell Hesselschwardt
Project Manager, Safety Manager, Training Manager
trey@artcoatingtech.com

Trey started at ART as a general laborer. His leadership skills and work ethic quickly earned him the respect of his coworkers and helped him move up in the company. Today, Trey works alongside sales managers and other project managers to set up jobs for ART crews. He also works to train new employees and develop health and safety plans.

Trey holds an associate degree in project management technology and has earned several certifications including BCSP Certified Health and Safety Technician, OSHA 40 and Confined Space Certification. He has also completed the Advanced Polyurea Development Association course. Before joining ART, Trey served for 7 years in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic.

Outside of work, Trey enjoys fishing, hiking and hunting with his two boys, Jones and Charlie, and his wife, Jamie. He is also an avid sports fan and cheers on The University of Michigan.

 

Doug Simmons
Supervisor/Project Manager
doug@artcoatingtech.com

As supervisor/project manager, Doug focuses on equipment installation and troubleshooting with new installers and ART employees. He has been with ART for almost 10 years, beginning as a laborer-crew leader and moving his way up in the organization. In an effort to continue expanding his knowledge of the industry, Doug has also completed the Advanced Polyurea Development Association course. Prior to joining ART, Doug worked for 10 years in the plumbing/HVAC industry.

In his free time, Doug can be found spending time with his family and heading to the lake for the weekend. An avid traveler, Doug enjoys vacationing in different places around the world. When the Buckeyes are playing, however, there is no place he would rather be than watching the game in Ohio.