Featured Business – Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning


What year did your Company/Business/Farm get started?

Back in 1952

What kinds of products/produce/merchandise do you sell/grow/distribute? What brands?

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, General Sheet Metal Fabrication

Who is the target audience for your Company/Business/Farm? For example: Children, Farmers, Dairymen, Low Income, Schools, Everyone, etc.

Residential, Commercial, Industrial projects as well as specialty/custom metal products for industry/agriculture

Are you part of a family owned business? Which family members help run the business?

Yes.  My father, Emmett Purl, founded the business in 1952 and retired in 1984.  I am the only family member in the business.

What kind discounts do you offer your customers? Any special monthly or yearly sales events?

Service/Maintenance Agreements bring with them discounts and warranties on system repairs.

What kind of community projects does your company participate in?

We support community youth programs of all kinds.

Where would you like to position your company in the next 5 to 10 years?

Our mission statement says: we will continue to strive to be the San Joaquin Valley’s most reliable supplier and most trusted provider of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning products.
We look forward to investing in the latest technology and finding the most advanced products to help us deliver on our pledge.

What changes have you made in your business to stay up to date with current trends? For example: new products, today’s youth, the green movement, alternative sources of power, advertising strategy, etc.

Energy conservation has brought with it the need for manufacturers to deliver more efficiently operating systems.  It has also brought along the need for                 system designers/installers (such as {Purl’s Sheet Metal) to use new and more innovative ways to assemble comfort systems to meet the new requirements          of our clients and regulatory agencies.

Are you concerned with the water issues that we face in the Central Valley? What are your specific concerns?

 Obviously, water runs our community’s agricultural based economy.  Purl’s Sheet Metal’s survival and growth is heavily dependant on the basic fitness of        agriculture.  The general health of our water storage and delivery system is, whether its use is agricultural, other industrial, commercial or residential, is fundamental to all of our well being.

What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not working?

Tinkering with my collection of antique fire trucks and model railroading.  I              am also a member of the Madera Method Wagon Train Team, but I really enjoy being a grandfather.

What value do you receive from your Farm Bureau membership?

Supporting the Farm Bureau, I hope, demonstrates my/our support and                 appreciation of agricultural community and what that community has meant to   livelihood of Purl’s Sheet Metal and most all the other businesses of Madera.
I also appreciate the bureau for its efforts in trying to relieve all of us of the bureaucracy and regulatory intrusion we all feel in trying to keep our businesses afloat.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning has been a Madera County Farm Bureau member since 1970.