Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC Now Part of the Vortex Companies

Acquisition of Washington-based company expands Vortex footprint to pacific northwest.

(Houston, TX — January 13, 2020)

The Vortex Companies (“Vortex”), one of the nation’s fastest-growing trenchless infrastructure solutions provider, has acquired the assets of Trenchless Pipe Repairs LLC (TPR), a leading trenchless sewer and drain service company based in Sumner, Washington, according to Mike Vellano, CEO of Vortex.

Known for its reputation for being an environmentally friendly service company, TPR specializes in robotic cutting, cleaning and reinstatement services, Cured-in-Place Lining (CIPP), and trenchless infrastructure management. “We’ve always had an excellent relationship with TPR’s owner, Nick Patrick, his reputation and the company’s attention to service and quality is unmatched in the region,” added Mr. Vellano.

TPR was founded in 2011, however, Mr. Patrick brings nearly 25 years of trenchless service experience to Vortex family. “We are extremely excited to be a part of Vortex. Our approach to business is similar and our service offerings complement Vortex’s line of trenchless products and industry solutions,” said Nick Patrick, TPR’s Founder and President. “Being a part of Vortex will give us added resources and technology to offer more solutions to our northwest customers.”

As part of the Vortex Companies, Mr. Patrick’s role will evolve into a National and Global Product Manager, where he will focus on promoting Vortex robotic systems and lining materials. “Nick’s experience and knowledge of our Schwalm robotic system and our trenchless solutions is a tremendous asset to us,” added Mr. Vellano. “He will help continue to expand our business and add customers across multiple product lines and geographies.”

About Trenchless Pipe Repairs, LLC

Founded in 2011, TPR is a Pacific NW based, environmentally friendly, trenchless service company, whose primary focus is on restoring aging sewer, storm and water infrastructure. TPR specializes in evaluating, planning and rehabilitating infrastructure through the use of pipeline robotics and cured-in-place pipe relining services. For more information visit

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