In the early 1980s, Raymond Doherty‘s small fencing company in Pilot Rock, Oregon, developed a reputation for providing the highest quality craftsmanship, earning him a strong client base in surrounding states. But as the prices of recycled metal, steel, and other fencing materials soared, demand lagged and he sought additional work as a contractor: planting trees, shrubs, and other flora along creeks and streams throughout Oregon.
Since planting and small fence jobs kept him busy only seasonally, Raymond looked to add to his business expertise with natural spring development—a sustainable use product. With spring conservation, planting and fencing, he figured he’d keep his crew and himself busy for years to come. But soon he realized that, for most springs, the water troughs ideally should be made out of aluminum to avoid corrosion and damage…but heavier-duty aluminum water tanks were in short supply. In a classic case of need and opportunity intersecting, Raymond developed another facet to his increasingly successful outdoor businesses.
Founded in 2010 with a strong focus on service, RDF Troughs are built exclusively in Oregon to exceed expectations and meet unique needs creatively. And, like everything with the RDF name, our troughs are built to stand the test of time, incorporating the highest quality and standards—we simply guarantee it.