Our company was founded in 1934 by William Becker, with a small office in downtown Cincinnati, selling meters for the Neptune Meter Company. The idea of selling meters through an independent company was new to Neptune Meter, so the name Neptune was given to this “distributor”. With his wife Clara in the office, Bill began selling meters to the surrounding communities.
In 1956, ownership passed to Bob Becker. By then, Neptune Equipment was a full line stocking distributor, selling Neptune water and industrial flowmeters. The territory grew to include half of the states of Ohio and Kentucky.
In 1996, Mary Ellen Shouse and Bob Becker Jr. became the third generation owners. Since that time, the company has grown nearly tenfold, serving the entire states of Ohio and Kentucky. We moved into our present location in 2006, giving us room for additional expansion.