Trusted, Responsive, and Nationwide
Phillips Tank & Structure (PTS) is a growing, team-oriented nationwide company with headquarters located in Braddock, Pennsylvania, just outside of the City of Pittsburgh. PTS has over 130 employees and specializes in designing, engineering, repairing, and constructing above-ground metal storage tanks and related structures. PTS has active projects in various industries, such as petroleum, power, chemical, and renewable fuels markets throughout the United States.
At PTS, our commitment to our customers shapes everything we do. We have served companies across an array of industries, handling new tanks, repairs, and modifications. Our collective methodology, industry knowledge, and exhaustive range of abilities permit us to meet one-of-a-kind needs of our customers as they react to industry expectations. We believe in good quality and on-time delivery. We provide an excellent working relationship based on integrity and professionalism.
PTS is your trusted tank advisor and provides The PTS Guarantee: if you find a less expensive engineered solution to your tank needs, our engineering work is free. PTS has developed custom, proprietary business systems that help it have the most accurate design drawings and competitive lead times in the industry. Also, PTS is a nationwide tank contractor that is willing and able to go anywhere, anytime to service your tank needs.
The primary expectation for all employees at PTS is to focus on service. We are called to serve our customers as well as our co-workers and suppliers. We endeavor to build a cohesive team of employees who care about the well-being of the group.
Planning and Problem Solving
Planning and problem solving should be utilized to achieve productivity. We will strive every day to be organized and efficient in our approach. We will always look for better ways to achieve results rather than propagating inefficient or inaccurate methods.
Every employee should assist in the development of co-workers just as each employee should pursue their own personal development. Mentor and teammate relationships lay the groundwork for future growth and rewards.
PTS is a member of the following compliance networks:
2018: Marathon "Elite Contract Business Partner"
2017: Marathon "Elite Contract Business Partner"
2016: Marathon "Elite Contract Business Partner"
2014: Colonial Pipeline "Contractor Safety Champion"
Leonard Phillips, P.E., Founder & President
Before founding PTS in 2012, Mr. Phillips began his career in the above-ground storage tank industry in 1994 as a Site Engineer with Pitt-Des Moines (PDM), a large industrial engineering and construction company specializing in storage tank construction. Over nearly two decades in the business, Mr. Phillips has worked as an Engineer, Estimator, Project Manager, Engineering Manager, and Vice President for some of the largest tank-builders in the United States. Mr. Phillips holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University of Ithaca, NY, where he graduated with distinction in 1994, and holds the following certifications:
Jeffrey K. Sassic, Vice President & General Counsel
Before joining the company in 2014, Mr. Sassic was an attorney in a law firm having one of the largest construction practice groups in the Pittsburgh region. Mr. Sassic has nearly a decade of experience as a litigator and concentrated his practice in construction, surety, commercial, and business law matters. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Sassic was a manufacturing engineer for a Fortune 500 company that manufactured electrical products, and successfully completed its Manufacturing Development Program. Mr. Sassic earned a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2000.
William A. Sante III – Vice President, Business Development
Prior to joining the PTS team in 2020, Mr. Sante held various leadership positions with two global coating companies. He has over two decades of experience leading global teams in achieving consistent growth within the Automotive and Industrial coating segments. In 1998, Mr. Sante earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh while working for a global investment banking company. During the same year, he entered the coating industry starting in Accounting and then transitioning into a series of progressive global roles in Product Management, Marketing and Sales Leadership. Mr. Sante graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.