Gopher Industrial was founded as a web-based company in 2004 by David Jones and David Sandlin, who felt the web-based model was an excellent modality for reaching customer in a direct, efficient way. However, in 2005 Hurricane Rita struck the Gulf Coast area and as repairs and remodels became essential in the wake of the storm there was an even greater need for the industrial parts Gopher Industrial supplies: metal hoses, PVC hoses, camlock fittings, sanitary fittings, banding clamps and tools, ducting, safety products, welding products, and more. To better serve the Golden Triangle area in this time of need a new storefront and warehouse were opened. Soon business was so brisk that in 2008 a new distribution center was built, and then in 2011 warehouse capacity was further increased by an additional 350,000 cubic feet.
Right from the start Gopher Industrial has always been about service and value, and in the bustling Golden Triangle industrial sector one of the greatest needs is welding. That is why in 2014 the company added a new, state-of-the-art Welding Service & Repair and Lubricant Division. This high quality division is committed to helping customers improve efficiency and productivity without compromising safety or value.
As we look toward the future we realize that the web-based aspect of our business remains of paramount importance. That is why in 2015 we are working on rolling out an easy-to-use, high quality eCommerce system with built in Web Based Account Management. We look forward to offering these, and other great services, to our industrial customers.