AIS - History

Our company began as a start-up sewer and drain cleaning service.

Our Company History

Our company began as a start-up sewer and drain cleaning service. In 1977, our president, Clyde Pilcher opened Budget Sewer Service, Inc. By 1985, Budget Sewer had grown by expanding into the industrial and nuclear markets, at which time Augusta Industrial Services, Inc. was formed to service the many industrial and nuclear plants in our local area. Since then, AIS has continued to grow under the direction of our Vice-Presidents, Gordon Hardy and David Beckum. Augusta Industrial Services has assembled a strong Management team that has expanded our service area throughout the Southeast and beyond. Continuing in the tradition of personalized customer service, our experienced management team is committed to providing a safe workplace while providing the highest quality industrial cleaning and environmental services in the Southeastern United States. Being a leader in our industry has allowed Augusta Industrial Services to develop and invest in the safest and latest industrial cleaning technologies.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

In November of 2015 Augusta Industrial Services announced that it has established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and that ownership of the company has been transferred to Augusta Industrial Services employees. As a result of this transaction, Augusta Industrial Services employees own 100 percent of Augusta Industrial Services' stock. There will be no changes in the company's management, client services, operations, or business strategy. Clyde Pilcher and Gordon Hardy will remain on the Board of Directors as President and Vice President with the addition of David Beckum as Vice President and Board Member. Gordon and David will remain active in the day to day operations of the company. "It's the talent, commitment and passion of our people for our clients and for our company that drive Augusta Industrial's success and growth. We in the management team strongly feel that our people should control the destiny of Augusta Industrial and as importantly, have the opportunity to experience the fulfillment of ownership".


Mission Statement

Augusta Industrial Services, Inc. is an Employee Owned industrial and environmental cleaning service company providing pipe, tank, drain, vacuum excavation, and waste services for commercial, industrial, and nuclear customers in the southeastern United States. Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service in the safest manner possible. We strive to be the best in our business by providing world class customer service and have the utmost respect for the needs of both our customers and employees.

Links to Our Partners

American Society of
Safety Engineers

Dig Safely

WaterJet Technology Association


  • “In addition to saved costs and schedule, the work was performed expertly and with safety being the primary consideration. It was evident from the Safety Plan more
    Contract Monitor
  • “As an STR it is our job to perform safety oversight. At each visit to the field, I found that all Augusta Industrial workers had all proper PPE in place, the job more
    Site Technical Representative
  • “Please extend my thanks to the staff at Augusta Industrial Services for the support of the Site Infrastructures group. Augusta Industrial Services has performed more
    Maintenance Coordinator

Contact info



Local - 706-798-8437

Long Distance- 1-800-798-8437

Fax- 706-790-4066

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