Our Story

We are Storm Water Systems.

We make innovative products for cleaning our waterways.

Storm Water Systems co-founders Gary Hopkins and Mark Kirves have worked side-by-side for the more than 30 years to isolate pollutants from ground water in the thermoplastics and plastic welding industries. In 1992, the two founded their first company,  Plastek Werks, Inc., a plastic welding and fabrication company specializing in manufacturing and field service throughout the United States, Central and South America. Plastek Werks quickly became the trusted source for a broad scope of high performance thermoplastics services.  Almost 15 years later, Storm Water Systems’ story began.

In 2006, Plastek Werks was contacted by a customer with hopes of finding a solution for an unsightly problem: trash and debris in a waterway adjacent to his business.  Hopkins and Kirves were intrigued by the challenge. Soon after, they visited the site and to say the least, they were appalled. Immediately, they began the search for a solution. Soon after, Storm Water Systems was founded in Cleveland, Georgia with a goal of providing products and services for the removal of litter, debris and other pollutants from our world’s natural waterways to protect, preserve and ensure a future of clean, abundant water for everyone.

Innovation, excellence and action have always been our guiding principles, which drives Storm Water Systems to be a solutions-oriented company. Because of this, we are proud of the fact that our entire company was founded as a direct result of our drive to provide our customers with the best solution possible for whatever challenge they may be facing. We are aware that no two jobs are alike. Our entire portfolio of products and services are 100% adaptable for site-specific needs and conditions.

Our staff of plastic welding experts have years of experience in equipment installations throughout the world, in all kinds of conditions.  This success combined with our technical expertise allows us to address a myriad of specific customer needs including comprehensive installation, operations and maintenance. Additionally, our skilled technicians manufacture all products in-house in our well-equipped 33,000 square foot facility produce products of the highest quality, resulting in unsurpassed customer satisfaction.

Learn more about what we are doing to clean America's waterways.

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