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.

Mearl's logo inside machine shop

The Mearl’s Team

Craig Simla

Director, Machine Shop

Director 2008 to Present. Employee 2000-2008. Craig originally came to Mearl’s as an apprentice, working to complete his final two years of Red Seal training to become a Journeyman Machinist. Since becoming a director, Craig has been a driving force in the evolution of the machine shop.

Ben Cortese

Director, Pump & Valve Operations

Director 2020 to Present. Employee 2012-2020. Ben started at Mearl’s as a Pump Sales and Service Tech, working closely with the previous owners to learn the business. Over those years, Ben grew into a management role and eventually took over as a director when Jim Spangler and Greg Anderson retired in 2020.

Paul Ufimzeff

Shop Manager

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

Andrew Purnell

Business Development Manager

Est. 2001. Starting out in front counter sales, Andrew now oversees Compressor Sales & Service Department as well as technical sales & machining inquiries.

Danny Kreeft

Inside Sales Manager

Est. 2012. Starting out in front counter sales, Danny now manages the front counter operations as well as many of our key machine shop accounts.

Filip Blazek

Inside Sales – BPT and Machine Shop

Est. 2019. With 10+ years of experience in industrial sales and service, Filip is the primary contact for all inquiries at the front counter of our Richter Street Machine Shop.

Troy Swanson

Compressor Sales & Service

Est. 2018. With a background in Power Engineering and industrial equipment maintenance, Troy is a Kaeser Certified Compressor Tech and a primary contact for all your compressed air needs.

Cody Herron

Pump Sales & Service

Est. 2019. With 10+ years experience in manufacturing and heavy industry, Cody is a key figure in the daily operations of our Pump and Valve department.

Andrew Warburton

Pump Sales & Service

Est. 2021. With 10+ years experience in sales and service management in various industries, Andrew is a key figure in the daily operations of our Pump and Valve Department.

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.

1976

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

1978

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

1981

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

1984

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

1989

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

1999

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

2000

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

2001

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

2004

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.

2005

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

2006

Added our Mazak QTN 350M CNC Multitasking Turning Center.

2007

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

2008

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

2012

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

2014

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

2016

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

2018

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

2019

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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