The BJ Legacy

A History of Reliability

Byron Jackson started a business based on the concept of providing high quality, dependable service. His legacy continues with the future generations who now work for the company bearing his initials, BJ.

BJ was a pioneer and an inventor. He forged new methods for execution that have been used for decades and his name has become synonymous with excellence and innovation.  

He became a leader of the American Industrial Revolution at the turn of the 20th century. He formed the Byron Jackson Company in 1872 in Woodland, California, where he designed and built the first centrifugal deep-well turbine pump. This pump allowed large volumes of water to be pumped from deep underground reservoirs.  

From there, his concepts and ingenuity grew the company to be one of the largest oilfield services providers.