History of Burrell Implement
In 1907, the year of Oklahoma statehood, my great grandfather, Clarence Burrell bought a farm west of Fairview, and built a house. After his death, my grandfather, Lawrence Burrell cared for the family and the land with organic farming practices. My father, Bryan, was interested in the mechanical aspects of farming, and pursued a degree in ag engineering from OSU. While at OSU my parents, Bryan & Sue, owned and operated a Phillips 66 full service station.
After college they opened an auto repair shop in Fairview with my uncle, David Burrell. Bryan repaired cars and David did body work. In 1962, dad started selling Oliver and Allis Chalmers tractors and equipment. In 1963, he built a new building on the farm west of Fairview on highway 60 and continued to sell & service Oliver, Allis Chalmers & MM equipment. From 1973 to the present we have sold & serviced JD equipment. Through the years, we continued to farm with my grandfather. My brother Paul & I grew up in the shop west of Fairview and did every job from sweeping the floors to service, parts, and sales. After graduating from OSU (ag economics) and a masters at NWOSU (business education), I returned to the business west of Fairview.
At that time, we were looking for a new enterprise to supplement the farm income and became interested in the salvage business. There were too many tractor salvage yards, so we thought of the drill salvage because we hated to pay for new drill parts when needed on our own equipment.
Today we have every used part for the JD 8000 series drills, and tons of new parts. We continue to farm the land my great grandfather purchased in 1907, (with more acres purchased through the years), and operate our business from the building my dad, Bryan, built in 1963 (with a few additions & improvements through the years). I live in the same house my great grandfather built in 1907. We live near the business and the business phone rings at our house at night. We have been open every business day in the same location since 1963.