ABOUT US | History | Parts | Inventory
The Company...Our long tradition relating to engines started in 1952 when Don Gross, an aircraft mechanic, began a career in the automotive aftermarket. Don worked for numerous industry leaders and in 1973 purchased Steven Motor Parts in LA and began distributing wholesale auto parts. Don’s sales agency continued to grow, representing industry giants like Nylen, Ertel, and Sterling. In 1982 Don opened a second location in San Diego, CA. In 1998 the company joined the Engine Parts Group, a buying and marketing group operated by 12 of the largest engine parts distributors in North America. In 2015 the company opened the third distribution point in Riverside, California.
In 2021 the company doubled in size after acquiring Sterling Bearing, Inc., a well established warehouse distributor with locations in the Midwest, North East, and South East. Sterling “Bearing” began operations reconditioning babbitted connecting rods in 1936. As times and technology changed the company shifted production to crankshaft remanufacturing.
In the early ‘70’s Sterling began distributing parts and in 1975 introduced one of the first engine kits in the USA, BLOCKMASTER. Sterling continued to operate a full-service machine shop and production crankshaft plant until 1994 when the company shifted all its resources to distributing engine parts and remanufactured engine components. The company opened a warehouse in Minneapolis in 1999 and continued expanding by buying warehouses in key markets, including: Worcester, MA; Dania Beach, FL; Pittsburgh, PA. Today we operate 7 engine part specialty warehouses.
Our People... Our ~60+ employees have over 1,000+ years of combined experience in the automotive industry. Our non-commissioned sales people are focused on providing our customers “sterling” service.
Our Inventory... We manage 900,000+ part numbers from over 150 prime manufacturers. Parts are either on the shelf or we’ll get them for you. Let us source the parts while you focus on engine building. We specialize in engine parts for domestic, import, heavy duty, agricultural, industrial, marine and high performance.
Customer Support... We’ve got lots of ideas to help you profit by selling parts, including merchandising posters, POS, flyers, catalogs. We stock a full line of shop supplies and can help you with engine shipping.
Technical Help... You’ve come to the right place. We have a lot of experience, not only looking up engine parts but building all kinds of engines. And if we don’t know an answer, we’ll find it.
Ordering Shipping & What’s New at Engine Pro
If we have it in stock we’ll ship your order the day it is received. And, if we don’t have it in stock, we will find it and ship it per your instructions.
Our “ENGINE PRO’s” are standing by to take your order or help you design a kit to fit
On-Line 24/7... Our Qwik-Order business-to-business computer system allows professionals with a password to catalog parts or engine kits using year, make, model; check stock; create a quote; order parts and kits; track shipments; print an invoice or statement; check open orders, and much more.
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