You’ve heard it from us before, but at RK we’re proud to boast a sales team that shares over 100 years of experience selling and specifying valves for customers in the Permian Basin! In fact, we have five members of our team who came from a dedicated valve manufacturing background, including our VP of Sales, Colby Clinton. Colby came to RK with over 10 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution of valves, which is why we sat down with him to discuss what makes RK the leading Permian valve distributor!
The first thing Colby emphasized was the RK solutions-based approach when it comes to providing valves to our business partners. The right type and style of valve is what is most important to prevent leaks or failures, so specifying the correct valve for initial installation is key. Our emphasis isn’t on trying to replace current failures, but starting from ground zero by putting the right valve to use for the right service. We give our customers all their options, which include type of valve, body and internal material options, and different manufacturing options to show them a range of price offerings to fit their budget and needs. We can then further offer them our knowledge on what we have found works best for their specific need, based on installations performed over many years by our sales team.
According to Colby, taking the time to understand the service and external conditions that the valve will see are also critical to ensuring the customer gets the product that they need in the field. At RK we don’t offer a “one type fits all” solution, which is why the knowledge of our sales staff is so critical when meeting with customers, as they know the right questions to ask to make sure we get the right products out. A simple miss by a sales person without intimate valve knowledge on something like the appropriate seat and trim to use on a trunnion ball valve in wet gas service can drastically reduce the life expectancy of that valve, and cost the customer unnecessary money in downtime and replacement costs. RK sales personnel know the right questions to ask to get the right product into the field!
In addition to our expertise, we keep inventory of any valves your company might need. This includes trunnion mounted ball valves, floating ball valves in full and regular port, gate valves, and automated choke/control valves. RK also has the highest inventory in the Permian of high-performance butterfly valves, which have quickly become the go-to valving option for facilities and pipelines of our customers. Our inventory is fully stocked with different body, seat, and trim materials in ANSI 150# – ANSI 2500# so that RK can support any operation in the Permian.
With the winning combination of inventory, knowledge and a solutions-based sales team, we’re proud to tell you we offer the best valve service in the Permian. To start fulfilling your oilfield supply needs today, call (432) 563- 7900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org