American Tank Maintenance

The ATM Team!

The American Tank Maintenance management team brings over 275 years of combined industry experience to the table. We utilize that experience to provide unbeatable customer service and value to our clients.

Our mission at ATM is to deliver value, quality, and world class customer service to our clients.

The team at American Tank Maintenance cultivates business relationships that are founded upon integrity, honesty and mutual respect. ATM’s mission is to provide you with expert solutions for all your water tank needs.


Mike Lewis


Mike has spent the past 27 years of his professional career in the water and wastewater industry. He led the efforts to expand the tank asset maintenance concept nationwide during this time and he also created a similar asset maintenance model for the wastewater industry. Mike attributes his success to a simple philosophy “Take care of the customer and everything will be just fine”. It’s this simple core belief in customer focus that is the Mission Statement of American Tank Maintenance, Deliver Value, Quality and World Class Service to our Customers. Mike welcomes an opportunity to have a meaningful conversation today!

Sheldon Shelton


Sheldon has spent his entire life in the water tank industry. His father and grandfather were pioneers in the tank maintenance industry and as such Sheldon has worked in the industry since a teenager in high school. After graduating from college Sheldon went to work full time in the family business. His experience ranges from a helper on a washout crew to senior executive of sales operations.

He is a member of NACE (#49062). Throughout his career his focus has always been on customer service. Give Sheldon a call today and let his experience go to work for you.

Chris Boyd


Chris has spent the past 29 years of his professional life managing businesses devoted to exemplary, efficient production and providing superior customer service.  He has a simple philosophy that he learned while growing up in rural Middle Georgia.  That philosophy is to treat others the way that you want to be treated.  His common sense approach to business along with his engineering experience provides American Tank Maintenance with a foundation for operations excellence.

Contact Chris today and allow him to tell you how American Tank Maintenance can serve you for many years to come.

Sales Team

Massie Hughes


Massie is a dedicated and driven professional who has over 9 years experience in the water tank industry. He has held various positions in the industry ranging from a Water System Consultant and National Training Director to Regional Vice President. Prior to joining the water industry, Massie served his country for 20 years as a Navy Helicopter Pilot.

He is a recognized leader in the water tower space and is dedicated to providing you with the most effective tank maintenance solutions and the highest level of customer service.

Michael Szabo


Michael is the consummate professional and has 20 years of experience in the water tank industry providing superior service to his customer base in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Prior to entering the industry Michael served his country for 14 years in the Army. He is a combat vet of Panama, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Michael has transferred this selfless dedication for others into his professional career. He is a member of the Alabama and Florida Rural Water Associations and is dedicated to providing high value tank maintenance solutions to his service area.

Alex Shelton


Just like his brother Sheldon, Alex grew up in the water tank business as he is the 4th generation in his family to work in the industry. Alex has learned the business from the “ground up” by working on washout and welding crews to understand every side of the business.  Alex has performed condition assessments on hundreds of tanks during his lifetime.  He now focuses on sales in the NC region and takes pride in taking care of his customers.

Charles Belcher


Charles is a proven professional in the water tank industry with 40 years of experience. He has been a member of the Georgia Rural Water Association for over 32 years. Charles promoted the first tank maintenance programs in Georgia. He is able to provide background knowledge on most of the potable water tanks in the State of Georgia by memory! Charles’s stellar reputation is well known in the industry via his strong customer relationships.

Jeff George


Jeff has had executive level positions in the water tank industry for 23 years.  He directed a team of salesmen from Alabama to California.  Jeff has approved condition assessments on thousands of water storage tanks.  He was part of the team that developed and promoted the first water tank maintenance program services in the nation.

26 Years – Water Tank Maintenance Industry
16 Years – Textile Industry
BS – Criminal Justice – Valdosta State University

Brad McConnell


Brad has been a leader in the water tank maintenance business for the past seven years.  His experience ranges from inspector to sales to operations.  Brad is a member of Georgia Rural Water and Georgia Water Professionals.  Prior to the water tank maintenance business, Brad owned and managed a successful private enterprise.  Brad is in charge of project management and customer satisfaction for American Tank Maintenance.

Barrett Stanley

Regional Sales Director for Southern MS

During his college years Barrett held numerous leadership positions and interned in the Legislative Affairs Office of Georgia’s Former Governor Nathan Deal. After graduating he worked at State Farm Insurance learning how to serve people. After joining our team, he put in hard work on the crews and learned a lot about the operational side of tanks. Barrett has now transitioned to sales where he looks to build long term relationships with customers by bringing them value and great customer service.

Keith Waites

Regional Sales Director – Southern Alabama/Florida Panhandle

Keith has been in the water industry all of his professional career. He worked in the water well drilling industry since 2001 and has deep knowledge and experience in residential and agricultural drilling and well development. He has also owned and operated a successful residential water filtration business beginning in 2004. He is a customer-focused problem solver who has individually managed hundreds of projects with a commitment to superior quality, accuracy, service and responsiveness.

Operations & Engineering

Heath Boyd


Heath has 5 years of engineering and project management experience across multiple fields. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia College & State University. Heath’s technical skills have given him a focus on detail and high quality of work. Heath oversees project management, scheduling, and customer satisfaction with American Tank Maintenance.

Gene Holder


Gene’s 30 years of experience in water tank maintenance has provided him with a wealth of knowledge and skills including paint, repair, inspection, and project management. His years of work in the tank industry has allowed him to form a number of great relationships with city engineers, mayors, water department superintendents, and managers. These connections have been preserved by his philosophy that anything worth doing, is worth doing right-the first time.

Gene is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector –Level 3 (#27247).

Gene believes that customer satisfaction is key. He goes to great lengths to maintain his many customer relationships and looks forward to developing many new ones.

Billy Wiggins, P.E.


Billy has over 22 years of experience as a P.E. He has a BS and Two Master Degrees in Engineering. He holds multiple US Patents. Billy provides all engineering analysis and project oversight for ATM.

Doug Byrd


Doug has dedicated his professional career for the past 30 years in field operations for the water tank industry. He has extensive experience in field painting, logo application, repairs, and inspections.   He is a member of NACE International, The Corrosion Society (NACE # 17409). Doug’s commitment to quality and customer service are unparalleled in the industry.

If you have a Vision We will help you to turn it into reality


Contact us today and find out how easy it is to make the stress of tank maintenance a thing of the past!

What we do…


  • Turnkey tank maintenance programs
  • Annual local, state and federal compliant inspections
  • Ongoing maintenance
  • Exterior & interior paint renovations
  • Full service repairs
  • Exterior pressure washing
  • Logo design and application
  • Chemical cleaning
  • Mixing systems
  • Fully contained lead abatements
  • Emergency services

What we bring our customers…


  • Extended tank life
  • Fixed costs
  • Services tailored to your specific needs and budget
  • Predictability
  • Peace of mind
  • World class customer service
  • Access to industry leading expertise
  • Guaranteed protection