Founded in 1994 by David Whitaker, Bethel was originally an engineering company designing electrocoat and powdercoat systems. As his reputation in the marketplace grew so did his business. Soon, Mr. Whitaker was not only designing systems but also supervising the installation of his designs. Due to manufacturing restrictions in the metal fabrication industry, Mr. Whitaker was soon fabricating, as well as designing and supervising the installation of systems.
Since the beginning, Bethel Engineering has shown unprecedented growth. Moving from offices in the basement of his home to a 3,000 square foot building in 1998 was a major expansion for Bethel Engineering. Today, the company is located in over 80,000 square feet of manufacturing area and over 4,000 square feet of engineering and administrative space.
In 2002, Bethel formed a subsidiary to service the coating industry and named it Finishers Supply Warehouse. Finishers is a full-service industrial paint company that specializes in color matching and aerosol loading of spray paint. They also distribute paint, stain, painter supplies, protective clothing, safety glasses and a large variety of paint shop related items to both the industrial and commercial markets.