About Us

Locally owned and operated in Kelowna, BC since 1976.

Whether your needs are designing / building a custom project, modifying existing parts or equipment, routine maintenance, or simply acquiring a specific part, you can count on Mearl’s to provide you with the service you require.

In addition to a large scale general machine shop, Mearl’s offers full services in pumps, air compressors, drill rigs/supplies, bearings/power transmission products, fabrication/welding, and millwrighting services.

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The Mearl’s Team

Craig Simla - Mearl's Machine Works

Craig Simla

Director, Machine Shop

Employee 2000-2008, Director 2008 to present. Craig came to Mearl’s in 2000 to complete his final two years of Red Seal training to become a Journeyman Machinist. He has been a driving force in the evolution of the machine shop.

Ben Cortese - Mearl's Machine Works

Ben Cortese

Director, Pump Sales & Service

Employee 2012-2020. In early 2020 Ben transitioned into a new role as a Director at MMW. With a background in Water Engineering Technology and a passion for troubleshooting and customer service, Ben manages the daily Water Industry operations at Mearl’s.

Andrew Purnell - Mearl's Machine Works

Andrew Purnell

Business Development Manager

Employee since 2001 - Originally front counter sales, Andrew now oversees compressor sales & service department as well as technical sales & machining inquiries.

Paul Ufimzeff - Mearl's Machine Works

Paul Ufimzeff

Shop Manager

Employee since 1999. Red Seal Machinist, Paul has moved up the ranks as a machinist and now manages all machine shop jobs and staff.

Danny Kreeft - Mearl's Machine Works

Danny Kreeft

Inside Sales Manager

Employee Since 2012. Danny runs the front counter operations and all walk in customers & jobs. Danny has worked in industrial parts sales and service for over 15 years.

Filip Blazek - Mearl's Machine Works

Filip Blazek

Inside Sales

Filip joined Mearl’s in late 2019 bringing with him over 10 years of experience in industrial sales and service.

Our Philosophy

Mearl's technician showing customers advanced capabilities of cnc machine in shop

Working to the best of our potential every day.

  • As individuals.
  • As a team.
  • Ethically.
  • Safely.

From inception, Mearl’s has been involved in the training of tradesmen through the apprenticeship program, a policy that we are very proud of and continue to this day. If you feel you would be an asset to our organization, view our open job positions and submit an application.

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Our History

The story and growth of Mearl's from that one man shop that started it all in 1976.


Mearls Established by Mearl Falk on Gordon Drive in Kelowna BC. Darryl Harris becomes Partner.


Bearing and Power Transmission Product Sales Added. Rudy Otter becomes partner.


Mearl's Relocates to larger 0.25 acre location at 1146 Richter Street in Kelowna BC.


1st Machine Shop Addition of 2100 Sq. ft and additional 0.25 acre property next door is purchased as yard space.


Mearl Falk Retires. Kevin Fabian and Mike Hall become Partners.


Greg Anderson Starts Pump and Valve Sales and Service Department. Purchased our first VDF 560ti CNC Lathe with 2M between centers.


Added a second VDF 560ti CNC Lathe this one with 1M between centers. Rudy Otter Retires and Jim Spangler becomes Partner.


Purchased our first Mazak VTC 250/D50 Vertical CNC Machining Center.


2nd Major Machine shop addition of 5800 Sq.ft converts Yard Area to shop space Air Compressor Equipment Sales and Service added as Kaeser Authorized Distributor.


Darryl Harris retires and Ken d’Albertanson becomes a Partner focusing on expanding our Drill Equipment Sales and Service.


Added our Mazak QTN 350M CNC Multitasking Turning Center.


Installed our Mazak VTC 510C-II CNC Machining Center.


Kevin Fabian Retires and Craig Simla and Greg Anderson become Partners.


Ken d’Albertanson Retires. Added a second Mazak VTC 250/D50 CNC Machining Center.


1.25 acre Property adjacent to Richter shop purchased at 633 Gaston Avenue.


Gaston Building Renovation Stage 1 Completed office and shop. Pump Department Moved to Gaston.


Installed Mazak QTU350MSY CNC Multitasking Turning Center. Mike Hall Retires.


Gaston Building Renovation Stage 2 Completed office and shop. Installed Correa NORMA-L 45 UAD Travelling Column CNC Milling Machine. 31 Employees working in 23,000 Sq Ft of Shop Facilities on 1.75 Acres.

We love a good challenge

In the shop or in the field, Mearl's delivers results on any sized project.

Our expansive machining shop is conveniently located in Kelowna, where we serve a range of industries across BC.

The knowledgeable staff at Mearl’s Machine Works brings a wide range of expertise and qualifications, which enables us to deliver high quality results on any project.

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