About Us



                                                                

In 1981, Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Chavez and their son, Robert, started doing business unloading, loading, and moving heavy machinery weighing up to 30,000 pounds for other companies in the area. When customers were interested in buying the forklifts that were used to do the work, Ramon and Robert began selling them. Over time, Robert's brothers and sister (Roy, Ricky, Ramon Jr., Raul, and Rosemary) joined the company, making it a fully family owned and operated business. With that, Permian Machinery Movers was born.

                       

Permian Machinery Movers originally had a small quonset hut building located at 5720 W. HWY 80 in 1981. Then, in 1994, the company moved into our current location of 2200 W. Interstate 20, where not only we move equipment for others and sell forklifts (both used and new), but also work on the machines and rent to whoever has a need. Our El Paso store, led by Robert's brother Roy, opened in 1987, moving to a newer, larger warehouse in 2004. Then, in 2007, our San Antonio branch, led by Ramon Jr., opened its doors.


In 1997, we acquired the Unicarriers brand of new forklift trucks (which was originally the TCM brand at the time). In 2009, we gained the Komatsu brand forklift dealership for our Odessa and  El Paso locations. Today, we also deal in Load Lifter rough terrain tire trucks, Hoist large (36,000 pounds and up) forklifts, JLG scissorlifts and telehandlers, and Combilift forklifts, and we are still growing!


With a humble beginning of 2 people, 3 forklifts, and a truck primarily moving equipment for other companies, Permian Machinery Movers has grown to 3 locations, over 60 employees, and an inventory of over 500 machines. We serve not only local companies, but also national chains, and even sell machines world-wide. Who knows what the future will bring, but we do know Permian Machinery Movers, Inc., is up to the challenge.

From left: Rosemary Chavez, Ricky Chavez, Roy Chavez, Raul Chavez,                 Ramon Chavez Jr., Robert Chavez, Petra Chavez, and Ramon Chavez Sr.