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 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. Bull 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 the late 1970’s. Stan Sheppard and Andy Bull have both been with the company nearly 40 years and bought the company from their fathers allowing them to retire. Stan and Andy share the title of CO-CEO. Each has developed specialties and are recognized as leaders in knowledge and applications, offering our customers solutions in the areas of high tonnage hydraulic jacking systems and fall protection systems. Andy is also in front of our customers every week speaking about safety related issues and doing safety training.