Established in 2000, Mertens Heavy Equipment Repair, LLC opened the door for business.
After 30 years as a heavy equipment mechanic, Bob Mertens, along with his wife, Pat decided to buy a field service truck and go into business for themselves. Working out of a small office off the garage at the back of their house.
Not long after, a second service truck was purchased and Bob’s son, Robert came to work. Following was the purchase of a lube truck and Bob’s son-n-law, Chris Newberry came to work. Seeing the opportunity to grow, Bob decided to start transporting equipment and a semi-truck and trailer were soon added to the fleet and Ron Tanner joined the team as Transport Manager. Now with the ability to haul equipment, the decision to start a rental fleet was made and Howard Brassfield was hired as the Rental/ Sales Manager. With all the equipment being serviced for our customers and our own fleet growing, DennisSparks was added as the Parts Manager.
As their customer base grew so did the demand for mechanics, transport drivers, lube, tire techs and equipment.
With nine field service trucks, specializing in on-site repairs, major and minor for all makes of heavy equipment. Mobile line-boring for center pivot pins, frames, booms, buckets and masts.
Two custom lube trucks for on-site oil changes, fueling and maintenance services. One tire truck for on-site tire repair or replacement.