Every Scruggs team member is proud of our 100-plus year history.


The Scruggs Company is a distributor of valves, actuation and automation for the municipal water and wastewater markets in the state of Texas.  Scruggs carries a robust inventory of common valves, actuators, and accessories in our Houston warehouse.  


Every Scruggs team member is proud of our 100-plus year history.

Founded in as 1912 as H.A. Payne Company the company operated chiefly as a manufacturer’s representative in the municipal water, power, and petrochemical markets. In 1937 the company’s name was changed to Alliger Sears Company. 

In 1947 Ted Scruggs Sr. joined the firm and eventually purchased the company in 1962 – initiating what would become a family legacy of providing expertise and service to  the Texas water and wastewater market.

In 1975 the company’s name was changed to Ted Scruggs Company and when Ted Sr. retired in 1990, leaving the company in the care of his two sons Ted Scruggs III and Jimmy Scruggs the company was renamed The Scruggs Company.

 It was under the leadership of Ted III and Jimmy that the company began to stock and service many of the products they represented broadening the scope of the company and strengthening the relationship between Scruggs and its manufacturing partners. Jimmy Scruggs took sole leadership in 2012 after Ted’s retirement and after a decade of service was instrumental in the growth of the Scruggs Company.