Employee Spotlight

Mike Montoya

Employee Spotlight: Mike Montoya at Hose and Rubber At Hose and Rubber, we take pride in the dedication and expertise of our team members. This month, we are excited to spotlight Mike, who has been an integral part of our Provo branch. Mike’s journey with Hose and Rubber is a testament to hard work, adaptability, and continuous learning. continue reading 

Past Employee Spotlights

Cody Lythgoe

Name: Cody Lythgoe Title: Field Sales Representative Tenure: 9 Years Hobbies: “I coach my kids in sports. Football, mainly. I love doing that. I go camping a lot. Anything outdoors. I love riding my mountain bike and working with my hands, whether it be wood or welding. I enjoy making stuff.” continue reading

Bryce Fleharty

Name: Bryce Fleharty Title: Inside Sales Specialist Tenure: 12 Years Hobbies: “Sports anything. I love sports - baseball, football, basketball; anything outdoors. If anyone would know me for one thing, it’d be sports. And betting on sports.” continue reading

Heather Huffaker

Name: Heather Huffaker Title: Accounting Specialist Tenure: 10 Years Hobbies: Her husband, children, and new grandchild. She also loves riding horses Bio: Heather Huffaker loves numbers. She always has. That love started in school and followed her throughout her career, which spanned multiple tax firms before finally leading her to Hose and Rubber Supply. continue reading

Josh Acree

Name: Josh Acree Title: Branch Manager Tenure: 10 Years Bio: At Hose and Rubber Supply, it’s always been something of a family affair. Countless sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, and even a second-cousin twice removed have served the hallowed halls of Hose and Rubber Supply and for good reason - Hose and Rubber, in and of itself, is like one big family. continue reading

Brandon Miller

Name: Brandon Miller Title: HR Manager Tenure: 11 Years Hobbies: Brandon enjoys the rural experience of living in a small town. With three boisterous sons, a good group of dogs and cats, his wife’s small goat business, and raising pigs in the summer, there’s always something to stay busy and get dirty. When not tracking with the boys' activities or their animals, you can find him having fun outdoors; hiking, camping, spending time with family, studying and teaching on Sundays, and playing hobby board games.… continue reading

Trinity Magera

Name: Trinity Magera Title: Driver Tenure: 2 Years Bio: Ask any Hose and Rubber Supply employee, and they’ll tell you that they view their coworkers as “family.” Hose and Rubber is a family in so many ways but that’s not just a metaphor. Several Hose and Rubber Supply employees actually do work with their family members… continue reading

Trever Pope

Name: Trever Pope Title: Branch Manager Hired: 2013 Hobbies: Video games, electric guitar, and auto racing and instructing. Bio: “It’s kind of a funny story,” began Trever Pope, the Commerce City Branch Manager for Hose and Rubber Supply. And indeed, it is. Many of the employees of Hose and Rubber Supply have described the… continue reading 

Haley Carpenter

Name: Haley Carpenter Title: Inside Sales Representative Hired: 2011 Hobbies: Traveling and taking care of her children Bio: In her eyes, when Haley Carpenter began working for Hose and Rubber Supply, she had some pretty big shoes to fill. “My mom actually worked here,” Carpenter said. “She kind of did what… continue reading 

Jeff Morley

Name: Jeff Morley Title: Field Service Representative Hired: 2010 Hobbies: His wife of 20 years, taking care of his five children, and motorcycles, especially his Harley Bio: For over 10 years, Jeff Morley has been a fixture of Hose and Rubber Supply. He has worked in various stores across the country, helping them grow… continue reading 

Blake Williams

Name: Blake Williams Title: Inside Sales Hired: 2011 Hobbies: Running, Watching College Football, the NBA, and Rugby, Spending Time with his Children Bio: Blake Williams was looking for a change. For 20 years, Williams worked in the restaurant industry. Only those who have worked in the industry know how hard, how demanding, how… continue reading 

Mark Free

Name: Mark Free Title: Office Manager of Billings Branch Hired: 2012   Bio: Hose and Rubber Supply likes to think of itself as one big family, and while that may sound like a cliché, it’s still true. The men and women of Hose and Rubber Supply treat each other like family, and they do… continue reading

Brandon Doyle

Name: Brandon Doyle Title: Front Counter/Hose Assembly Hired: 2010, 2014 Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Kayaking, Hiking, Being Outdoors, and Working Out He almost didn’t get hired. When Brandon Doyle first applied at Hose and Rubber Supply in Williston, North Dakota, he was initially told, ‘Thanks, no.’ “The manager at the time didn’t want to hire me,” Doyle said. “He thought… continue reading

Scott Hilton

It began with Gordon’s dad. In 1970, Les Crawford and Dave Brown purchased McFarland Specialty; the company that would one day evolve into Hose and Rubber Supply. Les’ son, Gordon, started working for Hose and Rubber Supply in 1979 along with his brother Dennis and, in 1998, Les sold the majority of the company to… continue reading

Armando Ramirez

Name: Armando Ramirez Title: Sales Hired: April 5th, 2021 Marital Status: Single Hobbies: Food, fishing, beer, playing guitar, and soon will have a new dog Bio: For Armando Ramirez, he doesn’t believe in doing a job unless it’s done to the fullest extent. That’s a mantra that he’s believed, and practiced, throughout his entire career. Whether he was in California or… continue reading

Josh Kain

Name: Josh Kain Title: Casper Branch Manager Hired: 2009 Marital Status: Married with One Child Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, and Spending Time with Family Bio: One of the best parts about working at Hose and Rubber Supply is the opportunity to advance one’s career. Many of the current managers began their careers in the Hose and Rubber Warehouse. Josh Kain is one… continue reading

TeJay Griffiths

Name: TeJay Griffiths Title: Ecommerce Manager Hired: 2011, 2021 Degree: Double Major from University of Utah – Business Management & Information Systems Marital Status: Wife and 3 Children Hobbies: Raising children, dogs, and chickens. “My wife co-owns and runs a tumbling studio. Between all of that, we stay fairly busy. In our scant free time, we enjoy spending time together as… continue reading

Adam Weisz

Name: Adam Weisz Title: Branch Manager Hired: 2007, 2010 Degree: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance Marital Status: Single Hobbies: Basketball, video games, going to sporting events, spending time with friends, & being the ‘fun uncle’ to three nephews. Bio: It wasn’t supposed to be a career. When Adam Weisz began working for Hose and Rubber Supply during the summers of 2007 and 2008… continue reading

Casey Lass

Name: Casey Lass Title: Branch Manager Hired: 2008/2014 Marital Status: Married, 3 Children Hobbies: Formerly Powerlifting. Currently, spending time with family, going on Church camping trips, fishing, kayaking, etc. Bio: If Casey Lass has learned anything in his over 14 years with Hose and Rubber Supply, it’s that more often than not, the grass is not greener on the other side… continue reading

Zach Hoffman

Name: Zach Hoffman Title: Accountant Hired: 2014 Marital Status: Married Children: 3 Hobbies: Hunting Bio: It was a case of being in the right place, at the right time. Zach Hoffman never imagined he’d be the accountant for a hose and rubber supply company. In fact, he never thought he’d be an accountant, period. “It’s kind of crazy,” Hoffman laughed… continue reading

Gordon Crawford

Maintaining the Legacy of Hose & Rubber Supply “Let me tell you a story,” Gordon Crawford, owner of Hose & Rubber Supply began. “When my brother and I were working for my dad, we were doing some of the manufacturers’ rep stuff for Hose & Rubber. One of the things you did as a warehousing… continue reading

Gene Hinton

They call him the ‘Sunshine Enforcer.’ When Gene Hinton first began working at Hose & Rubber Supply Company in 2013, he brought with him a certain sense of positivity. It’s something he learned during his time in the United States Military, during which he earned the rank of Sergeant. “Out of high school, I had… continue reading

Todd Edman

It was, for all intents and purposes, a ‘Plan B.’ Todd Edman, the Branch Manager for Hose & Rubber Supply in Salt Lake City, Utah didn’t plan on the career that he currently has, but isn’t that how the universe works? What’s the old phrase about making God laugh by telling Him your plans? That’s… continue reading

Brian Taylor

Name: Brian Taylor Title: Training Manager & Operations Manager Hired: 2003 Married: 36 Years Children: 4; 2 sons and 2 daughters Hobbies: Softball, Church, Boating and Spending Time with Grandkids Bio: When Brian Taylor tells you that Hose & Rubber Supply is a family business, he means it. Taylor started with Hose & Rubber Supply over 20 years ago, but he’s been… continue reading