History of Byler Rivet
In 1974, Johnny and Jimmi Byler started a company called R&A Supply Co, Inc. in their small 2 bedroom apartment
in Irving, Texas. The "R"&"A" stood for Rivets & Anything else they could sell. The
company was incorporated through the help of friends and family members who bought stock in Johnny & Jimmi and
With very little capital and a lot of determination Johnny ran the company while Jimmi
painted & sold artwork. All the profits of the company were plowed back into the rivet business to buy more
inventory. Johnny warehoused and sold rivets from the back of his camper covered pick-up during the day. At night,
he invoiced customers, paid bills and kept the books. He was the purchasing agent when stock was needed, the
accountant when there were bills to pay, and an engineer when there was a fastener problem to solve. He was and
is a true entrepreneur.
In the years to come, the Bylers raised two children, Kate and John. They both
attended Texas Tech University and presently work in the family business. In 1985, J. Byler Rivet Supply, Inc.
was founded. Jimmi started J. Byler Rivet Supply with the belief that she could sell rivets over the phone.
She has done that and more.
In 1999, R&A Supply, Inc. and J. Byler Rivet Supply, Inc. were merged to the
present company, Byler Rivet Supply.
The Byler's Believe...
Integrity and knowledge have been the cornerstones of this business. Only quality products and quality people
have been chosen and endorsed by us. Special care has been given to develop a service-oriented staff dedicated
to providing competitive prices, superior service, and professional delivery of fasteners from our door to yours.
The success of Byler Rivet Supply is not only found in its staff but in the type of service and products
you receive. We maintain an enormous amount of inventory by a variety of manufacturers. This gives our customers
options, dependability, fast service, price savings, and decreased down-time. We also have experienced
bi-lingual salesmen who speak Spanish fluently. Byler Rivet provides you with fast turn-around on Huck and
POP tool repairs with our In-house tool repair facility. Our technicians can quickly give you an estimate,
repair your tool, and get you back into production. That's service from beginning to end.
We have been very honored to be selected as a commercial distributor for:
It is our belief that there is no order too large or too small for us to handle. Our
sense of urgency to serve our customers quickly and effectively is our daily goal. We will make every effort
to treat you as we would like to be treated... professionally, honestly, and with a personal touch.