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Employee Spotlight - Ray Koberstine, P.E. – Manager/Engineer, Spokane

Ray Koberstine, P.E. – Manager/Engineer, Spokane

It was January of 1993 when Ray became the resident engineer for R.C. Worst & Co.'s wholesale outlet in Spokane. Working closely with regional engineers on large, engineered lift, booster and treatment systems provided him the well rounded experience he needed to take over the management duties of this location in 2005. The reliable design of these complex, packaged systems keeps Ray's crew busy and considered the premier source for such products in the Inland Empire. Directing customers in the development of these systems and being recognized as the authority of said systems in our area is a great source of gratification for Ray and his team.

At Worst since 1993

Why Our Customers Should “Expect the Best from RC Worst.”

We are a locally owned, fourth generation, family-owned business. For over 71 years we have been effectively serving the needs of municipalities, engineers, contractors, and homeowners throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality products and services for the water and wastewater treatment industry. With the support of our highly trained staff, we provide a lasting value to each customer we support.

We are a distributor of pumps, packaged pumping systems, on-site wastewater treatment equipment, on-site wastewater treatment systems, custom electrical control panels for water and wastewater applications, water well supplies, drilling supplies, and water treatment equipment. R.C. Worst & Company, Inc. provides a full line of water and wastewater pumping and treatment equipment and supplies. Our inventory is the largest and most complete in the Inland Northwest.

R.C. Worst & Company, Inc. currently staffs over 30 employees with decades of experience in the water and wastewater industry. A combination of factory-trained staff and top-quality products make R.C. Worst & Co. the perfect choice to service or sell any pumping system... large or small. With over 65 years of experience, R.C. Worst & Co. knows how to build systems that last. Our highly trained staff can help you find the right equipment and supplies for just about any application.

What makes us the best?

  1. Top-quality products. The products that we sell online are the same products that we sell and install for our neighbors. We only sell and install quality products that we know through experience have the best longevity in the industry. Period.
  2. Industry experts. We have well-trained engineers, electricians, and technicians to help you with any project big or small.
  3. Fast shipping: If in stock, we can normally ship on the same day. Shipments leave in the afternoon, so place your order by 11 AM PST or 2 PM EST and, if it’s in stock, it will ship same day.
  4. We are available for your product and technical questions. Call toll free at 888.526.0327, email at or chat with us online.
  5. How to and product videos. We produce how to videos to support the products and services that we sell. Click here to check out the RC Worst YouTube Channel
  6. We answer the phone. Our office is open from 7 AM to 5 PM PST.

Commonly asked questions at RC Worst:

Why “Worst”?

R.C. Worst & Company was founded in 1950 by Robert Charles Worst or “RC” as he was well known.

Are you really the “Worst” on “Best”?

Yes, our main office is located at 625 East Best Avenue in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

What customers say about us?

RC Worst & Co, Inc - thank you guys for getting me the parts I need. I am very glad I stumbled onto your company while searching the web! - website customer.

Great company! They are professional, proficient, and very knowledgeable. Being a high-end custom home builder in the area, their quality and service is right in line with our company standards. - service customer

“I got the best from the Worst company.

These guys have "KILLER" prices.

They ship "lightning fast".

Item arrived sooner than expected, usually when prices are this great, they ship it economy (which takes forever) to make up for the KILLER prices.

...their shipping dept ROCKS!!! OMG !!!” - website customer.