Glenn Yoder bought the enterprise in 1987 with visions of continuing to build the service legacy of Epco as a local fastener and maintenance supply company. It was a small beginning involving the whole Yoder family. Unloading trucks by hand, and working in an unheated barn, eventually gave way to broader offerings and bigger facilities as the customer base has expanded. Now Glenn’s sons, Luke and Tim, have taken ownership.
Today business owners, purchasing agents, service managers, and maintenance managers are continuing to discover the one-of-a-kind company Epco has become. Small enough to serve its clients exceptionally well yet large enough to give breadth and depth of products – it’s a perfect match for the metalworking related enterprises that make up the fabric of our communities. Epco is here to help you succeed.
Meet Our Staff
Luke Yoder - President
Luke, a 20 year veteran of Epco Sales, enjoys solving process problems and, even more, the camaraderie built working with customers, vendors, and employees. Time with his beautiful wife Christina and friends is a favorite pastime. His six children, often hidden behind books, follow in his steps with their passion for reading.
Tim Yoder - Vice-president & Sales Manager
For 25 years, Tim continues as a valued member of Epco sales. He equips their sales team with all they need to thrive in their roles and takes joy in doing his best at VMI and sales calls. Outside of work, produce farming and conversation with friends and family rank high on his favorites list. His wife Serena and 3 children are honored to ride along on his service calls occasionally.
Darrell Bontrager - Sales Representative
Since serving Epco Sales for 8+ years, Darrell believes that his favorite aspects of the job are great co-workers and building lasting relationships with customers. As the youngest of 6 in the Bontrager home, Darrell feels blessed with a bunch of nieces and nephews. Someday, they may join him in his hunting and fishing adventures or family softball games.
Austin Bontrager - Inside Sales
In his third year with Epco Sales, Austin testifies that the encouragement he receives and the “easy to be himself” atmosphere are favorite aspects of his job. He married his bride, Tina, in August 2019. In his free time, his love for tinkering on his cars keeps him occupied.
Brian Hearld - Inside Sales
Interacting with great people and stretching challenges keep Brian thriving in his 4 years (and counting) role at Epco. Not only do golf and tennis keep him moving on the sideline; his two children (and two cats) also fill a huge part of his life at home.
Marcus Rodes - Accounting Manager
In the 5 years Marcus has worked for Epco Sales, his co-workers and the learning possibilities in multiple areas keep him thriving. Away from the job, disc golf, family, and video games create a few outlets for his energy. His lovely bride of 3 years also enriches his world tremendously.
Loren Slabaugh - Purchasing Agent/Office Manager
Loren started at Epco Sales in April 2015 and appreciates the challenges and opportunities that come with looking for solutions in supply and demand, inventory management, and overall efficiency. He enjoys quality friend and family time as well as building various aspects of community, local agriculture, and Christian brotherhood.
Mark Troyer - Special Projects Manager
New to the team, Mark loves the opportunity to interact with people — customers and team members alike — as well as the opportunity to step outside his comfort zone and expand his current skill set. A favorite side gig of Mark’s is helping people create and achieve their financial goals though Faithful Steward Financial Coaching. He enjoys traveling with his wife Janette and delightful son Demetrius as well as hosting guests in their home and interacting with their church family.