THE PURVIS STORY - A TIMELINE


Here are the key openings and dates in our history - we're proud of our steady growth and expansion since 1945!


1945 – Opened Purvis Bros. Auto Supply by Cecil and George Purvis

1948 – Name changed to Purvis Automotive Supply


1950 – Started Purvis Bearing Service

1954 – Started Plastic Domino Mfg. Co.

1956 – Closed Purvis Automotive Supply


1960 – Moved from 11 th and Franklin to present location in Waco


1972 – Changed from partnership to Purvis Bearing Service, Inc.

1974 – Opened first branch store in Temple, TX

1979 – Opened Corsicana, TX branch


1981 – Opened a motor shop in Corsicana as part of the branch.

1982 – Opened San Antonio, TX branch

1984 – Bought Granbury Bearings in Dallas, TX

1987 – Opened Austin, TX branch

1988 – Bought Power Dynamics Dallas and Ft. Worth, TX


1991 – Opened Pharr (McAllen), TX branch

1993 – Opened El Paso, TX branch

1994 – Relocated the Dallas branch to it's present position

1995 – Relocated the Corporate office to Dallas, bought A&T Bearings adding Denton, Bridgeport, Graham, Greenville, and McKinney.

1996 – Bought Bearing & Chain Supply in Houston, TX (2 locations)

1997 – Bought combined operations of Southwest Bearing, Power Drives and Components, and East Texas Bearing to bring total number of branch locations to 20.


2000 – Started CAPCORP with acquisition of Amerimex in Bryan, TX, and opened co-located branch.

              Acquired Commercial Bearings in Texarkana, TX

              Opened CAPCORP location in San Antonio, TX

2001 – Opened Stephenville and Wichita Falls, TX branches

              Acquired Belting and Accessories in Houston, TX and converted to CAPCORP location

              Acquired Bearing and Drives, Little Rock, AR

2002 – Opened Mineral Wells, TX branch

2003 – Opened Stuttgart, AR, Jonesboro, AR, & Beaumont, TX branches

              Built and moved branch location in Paris and Nacogdoches, TX

              Acquired Trico in Fort Worth, TX and converted to CAPCORP location

2004 – Opened Waxahachie, TX branch

2007 – Acquired Belt Tech, Shreveport, LA

2008 – Opened Carlsbad, NM and Las Cruces, NM

2009 – Acquired Bearing Belt Chain, Las Vegas, NV, Kingman, AZ and St. George, UT

              Acquired Bearing Service & Supply, San Angelo, TX


2010 – Opened Batesville, AR, Ft. Smith, AR, Tulsa, OK, and Ardmore, OK

              Acquired Belt Maintenance Group, Mt. Pleasant, TX and converted to CAPCORP location and co-located branch

2011 – Opened Phoenix, AZ, Oklahoma City, OK & Blytheville, AR

              Acquired Bearing Solutions, Houston, TX and Odessa, TX

2012 – Opened Albuquerque, NM

2013 – Acquired Bates Sales Company and The Mine Supply Company / IMSCO with their 14 locations headquartered in St. Louis, MO

2014 – Opened Lafayette, LA, Denver, CO, & Grand Junction, CO

2015 – Opened Amarillo, TX, Colorado Springs, CO, Baton Rouge, LA (Purvis & CAPCORP)

             Acquired Animas Bearing & Oilfield Supply, Farmington, NM

             Acquired Industrial Mining Supply & Sun Belt Supply, Phoenix, AZ and Elko, NV

             Acquired Acadiana Bearing in Lafayette, LA

2016 - Opened Casper, WY & Billings, MT

2017 - Acquired A&W Bearings in Dallas, TX, Garland, TX, and Nacogdoches, TX

2018 - Opened Odessa, TX

             Acquired PICOR of Junction City, TN

             Acquired Powder River Power in Gillette, WY