In 1924, Harry DeCosta started TRAnsmission Machinery COmpany in Chicago, IL.; a company dedicated to repairing and remanufacturing machinery equipment. Harry's long time boyhood friend, John Obermaier, was a salesman for Chicago Pump Company at the time. Eventually, Harry and John decided to go into business together, with the idea of what started as a sideline business for the two friends, to combine both their machinery repair and pump expertise.
In 1930, the company began manufacturing our own line of sump pumps, then in 1934 entered in to the distribution business and became the second industrial distributor for The Gorman-Rupp Pump Company. This is a relationship we still maintain today.
In 1945, the company then moved into a larger facility to accommodate their growing business. During the 1950's we developed our patented basement flood control systems and in the years to follow, several products were added to our business of manufacturing and the distribution of pumps and controls.
In 1968, our name was changed to Tramco Pump Company, to reflect our focus of providing solutions for our customer's liquid handling problems by using pumps. It was also then we began our relationship with Viking Pump.
In 1974, we again moved into a larger facility to meet the growing demands of our customers. During the 1980's and 1990's, we expanded our manufacturing products to compete in the commercial market. We also began selling our own manufactured products through a nationwide distributor network.
In December 2017, Tramco Pump Company once again moved into a newer and larger facility - located at 1428 Sherman Road in Romeoville, IL - where we look forward to continuing to satisfy all of our customers pumping needs. Tramco Pump will continue to specialize in designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps and custom pumping systems for the: industrial, commercial, residential and O.E.M. markets. Through the years our products may have changed, but our strong commitment has not. Now a third generation family owned and operated business, it remains our top priority to provide our customers with the highest quality products and services.