FleetPride Acquires E.H. Burrell Co. - aftermarketNews

FleetPride Acquires E.H. Burrell Co.

E.H. Burrell was a third generation family business when it was purchased in 1995 by Curtis Schott, a long-time employee, and his wife Denise.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — FleetPride, one of the nation’s largest independent aftermarket distributors of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, has acquired the assets of E.H. Burrell Co. Inc. of Oregon. Founded in 1918, E.H. Burrell is a distributor of OEM and aftermarket parts serving western Oregon and southwest Washington.

E.H. Burrell was a third generation family business when it was purchased in 1995 by Curtis Schott, a long-time employee, and his wife Denise. Schott started his career at the company at the age of 16 and by his early 20’s he was a full-time outside salesman. Under the Schotts’ ownership, E.H. Burrell has grown to three locations — Salem, Portland and Eugene — all of which will now operate under the FleetPride brand. Collectively, all three locations encompass 56,000 square feet of retail and service space.

Curtis Schott will stay on and become FleetPride’s area manager for Oregon after the acquisition is complete, according Steve Turnlund, FleetPride’s regional manager, Western Region. "Additionally, all of E.H. Burrell’s 35 employees will be joining Schott as members of the FleetPride team,” Turnlund added. “Schott and his management team have a successful track record of significant growth in this market."

"E.H. Burrell is a solid addition for us, both in terms of strategic growth and operating culture," said Mike Paxton, FleetPride’s vice president of business development & strategic planning. "This acquisition allows us to expand our Pacific Northwest footprint into the Salem and Eugene markets, while at the same time, significantly strengthening our presence in the Portland market."

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