ERNIEGRAVES, a 3rd generation manufacturers representative, has been specifying, supplying and supporting local industrial instrumentation since 1955.
With world-class brands, deep application expertise, broad industry experience, and an extensive local presence, ERNIEGRAVES is positioned to deliver trusted industrial flow, level, pressure, and temperature automation solutions. Our well-trained sales, engineering, service and warehouse professionals are committed to providing the highest levels of support and welcome the opportunity to meet all of your measurement and control needs.
When customers contact ERNIEGRAVES with an application requirement, they are contacting some of the finest technical experts around. Our team always views customer requests “from the same side of the table” as each customer: Owning the request until the requirement is properly matched with the best fit of technology, performance, price, and delivery. Equally, we frequently provide after-sale support and training to ensure that each piece of equipment is installed, used and maintained to it’s fullest potential.
We provide local sales & support for our territory in the Central United States through three strategically placed office locations in Tulsa, OK / Kansas City, MO / St. Louis, MO. Our customers and partners can rely on both internal and external sales & support representatives possessing exceptional resources from factory training to hands-on experience.
- Professional Guidance: We have the experience and knowledge required to solve both simple and complex application challenges.
- Training & Demonstration: Your place or ours. Just say the word…we”ll set it up. We have state of the art meeting rooms at our locations in Tulsa / Kansas City / Saint Louis that can comfortably accommodate teams of any size.
- Start-up Assistance: We are always available to either turn a wrench or simply advise on procedures. The Ernie Graves Company team knows the products that we supply.
- After Sale Support: We take great pride in providing high quality products. However, if a product or application problem arises, we will be around to help.
President / CEO
Regional Account Manager: Kansas | Iowa | Nebraska
In July 2012 Colby became the 3rd generation owner of ERNIEGRAVES after 15 years of working towards it. He and wife Sarah, both born and raised in Tulsa, are raising their 2 boys in Jenks. Colby studied Engineering Technologies & Electrical/Electronics at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.
Regional Account Manager: Oklahoma | N.W. Texas
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jonathan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business. He joined the ERNIEGRAVES team in 2009, and is currently the Vice President & West Regional Account Manager. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys fishing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.
Chief Financial Officer
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kat earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has over 12 years of experience, combined, in accounting and human resources. She joined the ERNIEGRAVES team in 2013. Kat loves spending time with her family, cooking, and cycling with friends and for charities.
J. Chris Johnston
Regional Account Manager
Arkansas | N.E. Oklahoma | W. Missouri
Regional Account Manager
St. Louis | E. Missouri | S. Illinois
It’s always great when a plan comes together, and we can accomplish something special. From the late Friday afternoon that I called David to get a quote (and he answered his cell phone as he was out of the office), to his answering my regular requests for updates, he has been professional and positive. David’s efforts on this are greatly appreciated! I’m hoping to keep him busier in 2019 🙂
– Pam Sewell, Parts Sales Specialist, John Zink Company LLC
“Colby is a great person to work with. We’ve been buying from his company for many years simply because of the attention to detail that comes with the relationship we’ve built with Ernie Graves Company.”
− Courtney Huston, Facility Integrity Engineer, Magellan Pipeline
“By far the best team I’ve worked with. They clearly understand ultrasonic flow measurement and how it relates to pipeline measurement. I would highly recommend Ernie Graves Company as a solutions provider, you simply won’t find a better team of local experts!”
− Darrell Stockton, Sr. Measurement Coordinator, Continental Resources
“Brooks Instrument enjoys a more-than 50 year business relationship with Ernie Graves Company. During the past 10 years, I’ve personally watched the complete transformation of Ernie Graves Company into a model, modern business-to-business manufacturer’s representative: heavily invested in market-leading products and extensive product and application training to provide exceptional service for local customers.”
− Scott Benson, Director of Sales, Americas, Brooks Instrument
“The people at Ernie Graves Company are very knowledgeable in their products inside and out. They are consistently able to provide great solutions to the measurement applications we come across.”
− Ashwin J., Lead Factility Engineer
“Jonathan went above and beyond for us when we had an issue with one of our ultrasonic flow meters. He drove out to our facility for trouble shooting on multiple occasions until we were fully operational.”
− John R., Sr. Pipeline Engineer