About Us

Who We Are

Hotsy Equipment Company, the leader in South Texas for industrial cleaning equipment and products, has been serving the San Antonio area since 1977.  We are the exclusive Hotsy dealership for San Antonio, South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.

With so many competing brands of pressure washers, Hotsy is the clear choice.  When you purchase a Hotsy, you can be confident that your rugged industrial-grade pressure washer was designed for everyday use and long-lasting performance.  Thousands of satisfied, repeat Hotsy Equipment Company customers in South Texas can attest to this. 

The service department at Hotsy Equipment Company is staffed with experienced, long term employees that are experts in their field.  Because of this, we are able to skillfully service all makes and models.

Our well-trained sales staff can craft a solution that meets your cleaning and disinfecting needs.  So whether you are working on an oil lease or in an elementary classroom, we carry professional cleaning and disinfecting equipment for all industries and applications.

Our Team

San Antonio & South Texas

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KARL HAUSMAN

General Manager – San Antonio and South Texas

Karl Hausman is the General Manager of Hotsy Equipment Company’s San Antonio location, a 16,000+ square foot facility that includes a showroom of Hotsy industrial pressure washers, parts and soaps. Karl oversees the day-to-day operations for San Antonio and South Texas where he leads a management team with over 50 years of industry experience. He is responsible for ensuring that thousands of Hotsy Equipment Company customers cleaning needs are met day in and day out. Karl has been with the company for nearly a decade and has held various positions within Hotsy Equipment Company providing him an extensive knowledge base on the company’s operations. He was instrumental in the Hotsy Equipment Company’s foray into infection prevention systems several years ago which served the company well during the recent COVID pandemic.

Prior to Hotsy Equipment Company, Karl was with Marek Brothers, an award winning commercial construction firm. He is a graduate of Texas State University.

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RON GONZALES

Operations Manager

Ron Gonzales has over 40 years of experience in the industrial high pressure cleaning industry holding various positions in sales, service and management. Ron has been working with Hotsy equipment for 30 years where he began his career in sales and service.

In early 1990, Ron started his career with the Hotsy Equipment Company (HEC) in San Antonio, Texas as a service technician eventually moving into management as a Service Manager in 1995. Today, Ron is the Operations Manager for HEC where he is responsible for overseeing the parts department for HEC’s multiple service locations and manages a major HEC account.

During the 1990’s, Ron was instrumental in the engineering and the building of smart control systems for industrial pressure washers that were sold nationally through Hotsy’s Distributors. Moreover, Ron developed a service technician training program in conjunction with the Hotsy Corporation and also, re-engineered Hotsy’s gas engine units with 12-volt burners in order for the equipment to operate more efficiently.

In 2006, Ron was part of the duo that secured a Master Services Agreement with H-E-B Grocery Company for HEC that led to an initial sale of 350 pressure washers to H-E-B Grocery Company. Since this time, Ron has overseen and managed the delivery and installation of pressure washers to 364 H-E-B store markets plus an additional 150 units to H-E-B Car Washes.

Ron is regarded as an expert in high pressure cleaning systems and leads a team that has assisted HEC customers throughout the United States and overseas in troubleshooting their pressure washer issues for over 30 years.

Dru Canion

Sales Manager – San Antonio and South Texas

Dru oversees all sales efforts and manages the sales team in the San Antonio/South Texas market for Hotsy Equipment Company.  He is a graduate of Tarleton State University and has been involved in sales and management since 2000. Dru brings a history of building successful sales teams that keep our customers number one and on the forefront of our business initiatives. He is very active in the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, and currently serves as an Assistant Vice President. He has also served in a range of city-wide groups in Seguin, TX where he resides, including: Seguin Little League, Seguin Buck Fever and the Seguin chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

Dru is an avid angler and he enjoys spending free time with his family in Rockport or at the hunting lease.

Dru can be reached at (210) 347-1140 or via email at dcanion@hotsyequipmentcompany.com.

JUSTIN MARTIN

Service Manager – San Antonio and South Texas

Justin oversees service operations and manages the service/rental team in the San Antonio and South Texas market for Hotsy Equipment Company.  He has over ten years of management experience with eight of those years being in the oilfield service industry.  Prior to Hotsy Equipment Company, Justin was the General Manager for Arrowhead Rental Services, a portable power generation rental firm that was focused on exploration & production companies in the Eagle Ford.

Earlier in his career, Justin oversaw rentals at ECM Energy Services and was also involved in hotel management in the Waco and San Antonio markets.  Justin is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration.

He can be reached at (210) 792-5833 or via email at jmartin@hotsyequipmentcompany.com.

Laredo

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ALASTER LOVE

Laredo Manager

Alaster oversees the Laredo market for Hotsy Equipment Company.  He is a graduate of Texas A&M International University in Laredo where he has lived for the past 15 years.  During this period, Alaster has worked in the Trucking, Oil & Gas, Customs Brokerage, and IT industries.  He is active in the Laredo community and has participated in a number of city-wide groups, including: Rotary, Laredo Economic Development Corporation, MileOne Incubator, Texas A&M International University Alumni, and the City of Laredo Economic Development Advisory Committee.  Alaster is also a frequent visitor of Nuevo Laredo and is a resource for surrounding communities in Encinal and Zapata.

Alaster can be reached at (956) 949-0119 or via email at alove@hotsysouthtexas.com.

Eagle Ford Shale

Sandi Peterson

Sandi can be reached at (210) 749-0049 or at speterson@hotsysouthtexas.com.

LuAnne Temple

LuAnne can be reached at (210) 999-1101 or at ltemple@hotsyosuthtexas.com.

Rio Grande Valley

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Dan Gilbert

Rio Grande Valley Sales and Service

Dan Gilbert oversees sales and service in the Rio Grande Valley for Hotsy Equipment Company.  He was born and raised in Brownsville and continues to live there today.  Dan has been with HEC for 14 years and has been in the industrial high pressure cleaning industry for 25 years.  He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our customers assisting them in maintaining their Hotsy equipment.

Dan can be reached at (210) 373-5213 or at dgilbert@hotsysouthtexas.com.