Belfair Hose & Supply targets military business

With the increasing awareness that America’s military units are crucial to eliminating conflicts in the world comes the fact that all components—great and small—must be in working order.

Attention to the latter details are taken into account by Belfair Hose and Supply Company, a business that creates and repairs a plethora of different equipment.

“Sixty percent of our contracts are for the government,” said Robert Turney, who owns Belfair Hose and Supply Co. along with wife Hae Won Turney. “The Navy is our primary customer.”

In addition to supporting military and government business, Belfair Hose and Supply Co. also provides services for excavators, farmers and well-drillers, among others.

The business is broadly categorized by offering hose sales and supply, and hydraulic and industrial repair. Services include engineering design, fabrication and testing services for hydraulic air, steam and cooling system components; remanufacturing valves, cylinders and pumps for commercial and military equipment; basic machinery repair on weapons hydraulics; and building hoses for surface craft and submarines.

Belfair Hose and Supply Co. is aptly named, as it began in a garage in Belfair in 1984. The Turneys’ moved their business into a 4,250 sq. ft. Port Orchard address at Olympic View Industrial Park in 1992.

“It’s been ideal,” said Robert Turney. “It’s a nice, neutral location.”

Turney said that customers come from all around the Northwest, including Bangor, Shelton, Keyport and Sequim.

Another facet of Belfair Hose and Supply Co. is that they use a crimping machine for assembling hydraulic hoses and they manufacture components for parts no longer produced by the original equipment manufacturer.

The business has four full-time employees, and Turney explains that he likes to keep that number small so that more attention will be paid to intricate details.

“I maintain quality control by doing everything myself,” he said.

Although Belfair Hose and Supply Co. is not the only company in its field in Kitsap, Robert Turney seems proud of the reputation his business has gotten.

“I’ve just got a nice little niche here,” he said. “I’m comfortable where I am.”

After 17 years in business, Turney still has a positive outlook on his livelihood.

“It’s got quite a diversity in it,” he said. “There’s never a dull day.”

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