Son Charles E. Bull and Son-in-law Harry Sheppard joined the company in the late 1940's following their World War II service in the Marine Corp and Navy. In 1956, founder Charles H. Bull died at the age of 76. He left the company a legacy of honesty and integrity in business and responsiveness to customer needs.
Both sales and personnel grew in the 1950's. More contractor related lines were added including Barco Gasoline Hammers and Rammers and Simplex/Pine jacks. During this formative period we recognized the need for a "System" approach to many of our customer's needs. High tonnage,high pressure jacking systems were bought or rented by such customers as CalTrans, Bechtel, Bigge and many of the contractors in the early phase of BART construction.
A systems approach was also applied to heat exchange equipment for cooling the new high powered electronic devices such as the Varian Klystrons being used for satellite communications.
We soon outgrew our San Francisco facilities and in 1966 moved to a new building in South San Francisco Industrial Park. With the additions of top lines, qualified personnel and a major commitment to inventory, the growth continued.
C. H. Company has on several occasions, been named Top Distributor in the country by such companies as Enerpac and Greenlee Tool. Similar awards have been made by Young Radiator Company.
The third family generation came on board in 1970 and now constitutes a major factor in the C. H. Bull Company management. Stan Sheppard, our jacking system specialist, is Vice President and Sales Manager. Andy Bull, after ten years of field sales experience, is President and General Manager of the company.
Our facilities include 33,000 square feet of warehouse, shop and offices with a 1.5 million dollar inventory of jacks, hoists, tools, and special material handling equipment. In addition, we have the most comprehensive rental pool of hydraulic jacking equipment in the Western United States with rams up to 500 ton capacity.
Our competent and capable staff includes eleven inside and outside sales specialists who regularly receive factory training in applications and service. Within our areas of expertise, we take pride in assisting every customer and prospect with the goal of satisfying their particular needs.