BRIKERS was started in 1999 by founder Tim Brown in the backyard of his Surrey, British Columbia home. It started from a love of rebuilding excavator cabs, and a curiosity to discover which cabs fit which models. Brown named the company BRIKERS after his children Brittany and Parker.
When business partner James Whone joined the company, they began looking to expand their product offerings. Brown, having worked at a John Deere dealership previously, realized equipment owners who were coming in with failed major components were facing hefty price tags on replacement components from the manufacturer. To fill this market, BRIKERS began rebuilding other components, such as hydraulic pumps, cylinders, and control valves from retired machines to provide machine owners with other price options for more than just cabs.
From Brown’s backyard, the company moved to a 5.5 acre facility in Maple Ridge in 2017. The facility was custom built with eight dismantling bays, a rebuild shop, testing center, bodyshop, assembly shop, paint booths, fabrication shop, shipping and receiving center, and an office. Most importantly, the property could hold the massive parts inventory needed to ensure in-demand components were in stock, and ready to ship. The new facility allowed BRIKERS to expand their customer base by shipping all over North America. Today, BRIKERS has the people power, warehouse space, tools, and knowledge to fulfill the ever-changing needs of machine owners.
The Brown family at their 5.5 acre facility in Maple Ridge, BC. From left to right: Parker, Doreen, Tim, Brittany.