Petroleum Equipment

The Acterra Group is a full service distributor, installer and constructor of petroleum equipment systems. We sell, distribute and install all major lines of petroleum & oil related equipment.

Our corporate offices are located in Marion, Iowa. We also maintain offices in Des Moines, Iowa; Denver, Colorado; Kieler, Wisconsin; and Batavia, Illinois. With over 50 years in the industry, Acterra has evolved from a gas station equipment and service enterprise to a multi-faceted organization geared toward liquid storage, piping, pumping and metering systems. With Acterra's sales, service and installation capabilities, the company still has its foundation in the petroleum industry, but has diversified into major installations for industry, manufacturing, healthcare, fleet and governmental applications.

Services include maintenance, equipment sales and turn-key construction for:

  • Fleet Fueling Systems - complete installation services for fuel management systems using both underground tanks and above-ground tanks
  • Bulk Plant Construction - design/build construction of complete bulk fuel and chemical facilities
  • Convenience Store Construction - turnkey development of convenience stores including underground tank systems, canopies, dispensers, POS systems and general construction
  • Backup Fuel Systems - construction of generators and fuel oil systems for emergency power
  • Aviation Fueling Systems - turnkey aviation fueling systems including cabinets, underground tanks and above-ground tanks.
  • Alternative Fuels - storage and dispensing systems for biofuels, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Electric Vehicles (EV)
100% Financing Available - contact your Acterra sales representative for information.

Storage Tank and Silo Manufacturing

The Acterra Group - Manufacturing Division fabricates custom steel storage tanks, feed silos and hoppers for above-ground and underground applications. Our manufacturing facilities build tanks under the Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) and Steel Tank Institute (STI) manufacturing standards. The plant facility is located in Marion, Iowa. Tanks can be manufactured with carbon and stainless steel.

We are manufacturers of steel tanks for fuel, chemicals and dry solids. Technologies we manufacture include:

  • Fireguard® tanks for above-ground fuel storage (UL 2085)
  • Flameshield® tanks for above-ground fuel storage (SwRI 97-04)
  • F921® tanks for above-ground fuel storage (UL 142)
  • Permatank® and ACT100 tanks for underground storage
  • UL142 tanks for above-ground fuel storage
  • Complete fueling packages for diesel, gasoline, aviation and biofuels
  • API 12F above-ground tanks for oil production
  • Bulk Storage Silos
  • Tank Inspections

Acterra provides above-ground tank inspections through the Steel Tank Institute's SP001 Standard Inspection of above-ground storage tanks (ASTs) can be a critical compliance issue under the planning requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s rule for Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC). Steel Tank Institute in 2000 released the first version of Standard for the Inspection of Above-ground Storage Tanks – the STI SP001 standard – which provides a means for AST owners to comply with EPA mandates. The standard, now in its fifth edition, has been updated by consensus of tank owners, tank manufacturers and other industry leaders.

Electrical Services

The Acterra Group provides complete electrical services for industrial, residential and commercial customers. Acterra Electrical Services responds with licensed electricians in fully-equipped vans to handle your residential, commercial and industrial repairs, remodels, new construction and maintenance contracts. .

Acterra Electrical is equipped to manage all of your commercial building electrical requirements at every level – from million dollar new-build projects to minor electrical installations and repairs. At each and every commercial level, our goal is to create a commercial electrical system that ensures safety and energy efficiency, while at the same time equipping work spaces for maximum productivity today and as needs grow over time.

Remodeling your present home has never made more economic sense than it does today, and great living upgrades for the modern home begin with up-to-date electrical systems that boost your home's value and enhance your lifestyle comfort. Acterra Electrical provides quality electrical solutions for homeowners, from the smallest problem to the largest remodeling project.


Acterra has extensive experience in the industrial electrical services area. Our staff of licensed and master electricians stays on top of all the latest industry trends, up-to-date changes in energy efficient technology and current revisions to State Codes.


Our commercial wiring services has a team of licensed professional electricians to handle all your electrical wiring needs resulting from new construction wiring needs or renovation of existing buildings due to added space, etc.


Whether you are in need of new home wiring services, full-house wiring replacement services or new addition build-out wiring services, Acterra has got you covered.

Renewable Energy

Our team assists home owners, businesses and industry in the installation of solar and wind energy to diversify their energy sources, improve efficiency and save money.

Backup Generators

Acterra provides quality back-up generators, standby generators, generator installation and electrical service for industrial and commercial buildings as well as residential projects.


  • New construction
  • Generators/Transfer Switch
  • UPS systems
  • Control systems
  • Power distribution
  • Hazardous environments
  • Solar power
  • Wind energy
  • Tenant improvement
  • Electrical service upgrades
  • Panel and service changes
  • New home electrical wiring
  • Home remodels and additions
  • Repairs and troubleshooting
  • Indoor and outdoor GFCI’s
  • Low voltage wiring