About Carotek

Industrial Valve DistributionCarotek was founded in 1965 to serve the Industrial, Municipal and Commercial Markets. Our primary geographic coverage includes the states of: North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Eastern Tennessee.  Grant Thornton continually designates Carotek a top 100 NC private company, most recently in 2014 moving to number 79.

Carotek is an industrial pump,  valve, and process automation instrumentation distributor with a product offering that includes over 65 nationally recognized manufacturers of instruments, valves, pumps and steam products often included in our engineered skid packages. Our capabilities include 24/7 field services, system start-up services, in-plant instrumentation configuration and calibration, product training and more. We can hydraulically pressure test your product before it leaves our facility to ensure a smooth start up in the field. Our mechanical and electrical shops are designed to custom build and integrate complex packages. We continue to strive for product improvement and value engineer these packages for better cost and product enhancement.

The team at Carotek works continuously to uphold our reputation of integrity and dependability. We maintain an extensive inventory and offer the most cost-effective solutions for any application. Committed to our customer’s success, our technical application specialists work closely with each and every client to achieve the highest quality product and service available.

Carotek's Matthews, NC facility houses our "Process Training Unit (PTU)", which is an operating fluid process plant equipped with tanks, pumps, over 100 instruments, control panels, and a Rockwell Automation PlantPAx operating system, which we use to conduct detailed training year round.

Carotek's greatest assets are our people and our reputation that is based on our 50-year history of continued dedication and improvement. Carotek's present staff of 160 employees is highly trained in their individual technical area of expertise and they undergo frequent state-of-the-art training. Our leadership team today includes:

Addison Bell


Industrial Valve Distribution

Deryl Bell


Industrial Valve Distribution

Stephen Bell

Vice President - Pumps, Seal Pots & Mechanical Systems

Industrial Valve Distribution

Dave Webster

Vice President - Valves, Instruments & Process Training

Industrial Pump Distribution

Ken Grimes

Vice President – Electrical Systems Integration

Industrial Pump Distribution

Craig Parker

Vice President - Virginia and Commercial Products Group

Industrial Pump Distribution

Harlan Dunk

Vice President - Georgia

Process Automation Instrumentation

Tara Snyder

Vice President - Controller

Process Automation Instrumentation

Rod Holland

Vice President - Operations

Process Automation Instrumentation


Learn more about what makes us different. 

Check out our ManufacturersProducts, Services, Process Skids, Seal PotsControl Panels, and Training 

Carotek proudly supports the following organizations and events.

ISA   International Society of Automation
MCAA Mechanical Contractors Association
SRAPPA Southeast Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
WERF/WEFTEC Water Environment Research Foundation
AWWA American Water Works Association
CSIA Control System Integrator Association
ASPE American Society of Plumbing Engineers
Hydraulic Institute 
Pumps & Systems 
SCRWA  South Carolina Rural Water Association
NCRWA North Carolina Rural Water Association
VRWA Virginia Rural Water Association
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASTM American Society for Testing & Materials
TAPPI Technological Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

VMA Valve Manufacturer's Association



SC Environmental Conference

NC Annual Operators Conference

SC Rural Water Conference

NC Rural Water Conference

NCAWWA-WEA Spring Fling


VA Rural Water Conference

 MCAA Industry Forum

 Rockwell Automation Fair

 Rockwell - RAOTM conferences