Our Story

Founder Aaron Thornton began his career at Shafter Pump, alongside his father. After graduating, he learned an occupation that he would pursue for the next 50 years. In his mid-twenties, he moved to Salinas and went to work for The Pump Shop. He eventually bought the company and it operates today as Salinas Pump Company.

Salinas Pump Company is a third-generation, family owned and operated pump service and water well drilling business. The Principals have operated in the Salinas Valley and surrounding areas for more than 60 years.

The business specializes in the construction of new water wells, servicing existing wells, abandonment of wells and the repair and maintenance of pumps associated with water wells. We are properly insured and licensed as a C57 Drilling Contractor and C61 Machinery and Pump Contractor.




A prime example of what someone could achieve with hard work, perseverance and courage.