In 1986, BEI began as a paint and body shop operated out of a garage. The family owned company landed its first big contract 1987 with Trailmobile of Charleston, Ill. Trailmobile hired BEI as their contractor to sandblast and paint flatbed semi trailers. Also in 1987, BEI began working with Marathon Pipe Line Company, performing sandblasting and painting of exposed pipe locations. This rapidly expanded to include a variety of pipeline maintenance projects that propelled BEI into the pipeline maintenance arena. The quality of work and integrity of BEI led to satisfied customers asking us to meet more of their needs. In our more than 25 years of operations, BEI has grown into a company of approximately 230 employees with jobs taking us to nearly half of the continental United States.