OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE
Spray Force was founded in 1968 by Doug Burchfield. For 20 years preceding 1968, Mr. Burchfield worked in the construction industry, first as a lathing contractor, then in the sales department of Glover Manufacturing. Glover Mfg. was the first company to manufacture and market a machine to facilitate the spraying of stucco, wall texture, and acoustic materials used in connection with the building industry. As a salesman for Glover Mfg., on the road promoting and demonstrating this uncommon equipment, there were many embarrassing moments when the equipment failed to function properly. It was this frustration that led Mr. Burchfield to want to make a better machine. In 1968, Spray Force Mfg. began in a 1500 square foot building in Fresno, California. This was the very beginning of the personalized service that has become the cornerstone of Spray Force Mfg.
Ermil Turner built the equipment while Doug Burchfield was on the road selling. It was just the two of them for 8 months until additional help was needed to handle the incoming orders. By 1970, the business moved to a facility with 7000 square feet and employed 10 people. In 1971, the business was incorporated. The original product line consisted of equipment to spray drywall texture, acoustic ceilings and finish stucco. Over the years, Spray Force has built specialty machines to spray an array of new substances used in connection with the building industry. In 1978, a series of plastering and fireproofing equipment was added and has greatly increased our total sales.
Since the passing of Doug Burchfield in October of 2002, Nancy Burchfield, who has been a part of Spray Force since its inception, continues the tradition her father began. Bryan Thompson, a 25-year plastering veteran, assumed his responsibilities as President of Spray Force, bringing with him both a desire to innovate and the advantage of on-site experience. Shortly after his arrival, the Thompson / Burchfield partnership began to develop an industry revolution: the first fully hydraulic plastering rig, which we know today as the Excalibur Hydra. In the past few years, our export sales have grown considerably. We have an excellent reputation for building durable, high-quality equipment, and look forward to discussing your individual needs.