Your go-to source for any underground infrastructure project.

Our family founded Advanced Rehabilitation Technology to address the needs of municipal and industrial customers requiring repair, rehabilitation and modification on sewer and waterline projects. Since our start in 2007, we continue to expand our services and products to meet our customers’ needs.

A company is only as good as its people and principles. Why partner with ART? Because our philosophy is DRIVEN: dedication, respect, integrity, vision, excellence and nobility.

We bring highly-trained employees, specialized installation equipment and extensive expertise to each and every project. Customers count on ART for professional service and excellent communication, offering peace of mind on even the most complex jobs.

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 all employees have completed HAZWOPER, 10-hour OSHA training and confined space training
  • Ensure all employees have Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) cards
  • Maintain company confined space, respiratory and general safety programs
  • Provide initial and continuing safety and quality training programs for all field employees

Service Area

From our locations in Bryan, Ohio, and La Vale, Maryland, we provide service for customers in:

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

Our Team

Dustin Schlachter

Dustin Schlachter is dedicated to providing water and wastewater system repair and maintenance solutions that are both affordable and long lasting. His entrepreneurial aspiration has held Dustin captive to the no-dig, trenchless technology field since 1999 when he and his father founded S&S Directional Boring. His knowledge and experience continued to grow as he expanded his work to include infrastructure rehabilitation through lining and coating system application in 2007.

Dustin serves as an active member and past president of the Great Lakes Trenchless Association. He is also a 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 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 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 as well as the Polyurea Development Association.

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 support local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, school benefit drives, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Make a Wish Foundation.

Kevin Appel
Business Development
Michigan, Northern Indiana

Kevin has been with ART for seven years, and has extensive experience working with customers in the water and wastewater management industry. He maintains a professional membership to both the Michigan Rural Water Association and the Michigan Water Environment Association. Prior to joining the ART team, Kevin served as a supervisor at Johns Manville in Defiance, Ohio for 25 years.

In his personal life, Kevin stays busy managing his commercial real estate investments, helping his brother manage the family farm and spending time with his two grandchildren. In what little free time he has left, Kevin enjoys horse racing and has ownership in several standard bred race horses.

Rusty Hesselschwardt
Business Development
Western Pennsylvania, Western New York, Eastern Ohio, Western Maryland

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.

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.

Colton Shoemaker
Business Development
Eastern Pennsylvania, Eastern New York, New Jersey, West Virginia

Colton’s career with ART began five years ago when he started working in the field as a laborer. Over the years, his leadership skills, experience and expertise helped him advance to crew leader and, eventually, into his current role in business development. Colton holds an associate degree in machining from Robert C Byrd Institute. He also maintains a professional membership to Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance to help him stay on top of industry trends and developments.

Outside of his role with ART, Colton volunteers at his local fire company and runs a side business providing spray foam insulation. In his free time, Colton enjoys hunting and fishing, wrenching and tuning diesel engines, and refining recipes on the smoker.

Derrick Short
Business Development
Illinois and Southern Indiana

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 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 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. 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

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. 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 Buckeye’s are playing, however, there is no place he would rather be than watching the game in Ohio.