Jay Conroy, President

Hydro-Dyne Engineering
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Pinellas County

Impact

Jobs

68
70% Job Growth 2013-2017

Revenue

70%
Revenue Growth 2013-2017

About

Hydro-Dyne Engineering is a leading manufacturer of exceptional quality screening and grit removal equipment for water and wastewater facilities. Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. since 1978, more than 2,000 installations around the world have trusted Hydro-Dyne to protect critical processes. Hydro-Dyne is unique in the water and wastewater industry as one of the only manufacturers that owns its own patents and performs all equipment design, fabrication, assembly and testing in house. As a dynamic, growth-oriented company, Hydro-Dyne continues to develop new equipment lines, open new markets around the world and invest in people, plant and technology.

College Student Turns Start-up into Global Manufacturing Company

Jay Conroy, founder of Hydro-Dyne® Engineering, launched the startup only one year out of college. Since then, he has consistently grown the company to the point that it now has a global footprint.

“Launching the company was pretty scary but at the same time also easy,” he said. “I was betting everything but didn’t have much to bet. When you don’t have much, you don’t have much to lose. About a year after launching, we started adding new product lines and making improvements to existing products. Innovation is one of our core values we are constantly pushing to develop and innovate new products. It’s a large market and there’s lots of opportunity to make improvements on old designs and create new equipment. There’s plenty to do.”

Hydro-Dyne® Engineering is a custom engineered manufacturer of mechanical, screening and grit removal equipment for water and waste water treatment.

“We are one of only a few in the industry that manufacture our own equipment,” Conroy explained. “Others subcontract out their work or license their designs. We bring everything in house: design, equipment engineering, manufacturing and service. We also target a place in the market at a higher quality and value point. We deliver better all the way around.”

Conroy is the first to say the whole team deserves credit for being named by GrowFL as a Florida Companies to Watch.

“It’s a great honor for everyone here,” he said. “This is not a Jay Conroy award. It’s a Hydro-Dyne® award. There are 80 people here who helped get us to where we are. It’s a culmination of a lot of people’s efforts towards a few goals we’ve outlined.”

Conroy’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is that “it just comes down to work smart, work hard, plan ahead and look for what’s coming because that allows you to either capitalize on opportunities or mitigate a risk.”

Hydro-Dyne Engineering
4750 118th Ave N
Clearwater, FL 33762
(813) 818-0777

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