Stella Maris is the leading pioneer of engineering and manufacturing customized hydraulic power and control solutions for various industries. Fulfilling a unique niche in both the national and international markets, we have built a reputation of being the go-to company in providing specialized custom solutions for the challenging environments and operations.

In 2005, James “Butch” Ray and Paul Stutes turned a shared vision of designing and building safe, user-friendly hydraulic power and control systems into a reality by forming Stella Maris. From our humble beginnings 15 years ago, Stella Maris has now evolved into a large team of highly specialized professionals that custom engineer and manufacture state-of-the-art systems all under one roof in a 55,000-SF climate-controlled facility based in Lafayette, LA.

Working collaboratively, our professionals push the envelope of engineering and manufacturing by consistently and innovatively redefining the boundaries of what is possible in ways that create immediate value for our customers. Motivated by a strong culture of innovation and a pioneering spirit combined with a strong emphasis on precision manufacturing, we look to the future to continue to help our clients stay competitive in the ever evolving and expanding global market.