Pat Kahanek is Co-Owner of Gulf Coast Tool and Rental. Pat began his career in the petrochemical industry in 1981 with International Tool and Sales Service, and, over the years, has worked in various management positions with companies such as Hydraulic Equipment Service and Frank Mohn Houston, Inc. In 2001, Pat founded Gulf Coast Tool & Hoist where he manufactured his first hydrostatic test pump as well as started small tool repairs and hoist certification. In 2003, Pat and Darren White founded Gulf Coast Tool & Rental. Gulf Coast Tool & Hoist was formally merged with Gulf Coast Tool & Rental in 2008 along with purchasing International Tool Sales and Services. Currently Pat’s main responsibility at the company consists of new development and manufacturing of Pressure Testing Systems.