About us

Our History

Established 1974

John J. Dale graduated from Indiana University majoring in business and went to work immediately for the Berkel factory in La Porte, IN. In 1974, John moved to Houston, TX to purchase a Berkel Company regional office and make it his own.Since his move, John grew his new business quickly, picking up distributorships for other food equipment manufacturers over the years. Today, Berkel Sales & Service, Inc. maintains a reputation for being honest, timely, fair, efficient, and proficient in our industry.

Our Team

JOHN J DALE
Founder / Owner

John J. Dale graduated from Indiana University majoring in business and went to work immediately for the Berkel factory in La Porte, IN.In 1974, John moved to Houston, TX to purchase a Berkel Company regional office and make it his own.Since his move, John grew his new business quickly, picking up distributorships for other food equipment manufacturers over the years.John’s son, Demetri, joined the business in 2001. Currently Demetri handles most day-today operations, however, John remains very active in the business, often helping customers he’s known for 40 years.

DEMETRI P DALE
President

Demetri graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1998 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.After working for two years in project management for a commercial construction company, Demetri joined his father at Berkel Sales & Service, Inc.Having grown up in the business, Demetri was already well versed with the various product lines and basic troubleshooting of equipment repairs.Today, Demetri handles all day-to-day operations.

JOANNA
Administrator

Joanna joined Berkel Sales & Service, Inc. in 2012, bringing excellent knowledge of our accounting software and general product knowledge. When you call our office, you will probably be greeted first by the welcoming voice of Joanna. She is anxious to help with any order processing, or questions you may have.

MIKE
Service Technician

Mike has been with Berkel Sales & Service, Inc. since 1978. He is our senior technician with amazing knowledge of all machinery: mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, full production systems, and more. Whatever issue you may be having with a particular piece of equipment, Mike has probably seen it before and fixed it.

YUNUEN
Service Technician

Yunuen joined Berkel Sales & Service, Inc. in 2007 and is very well versed in mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic repairs. Yunuen’s education is in electrical repairs, and is proficient in troubleshooting electrical problems, often times reading schematics and locating specific problems with control boards and other components of more complicated machinery.