June 10, 1980 – just two hours after his son was born, Mike quit his job with panic, desperation and need to provide for his family and began McClain & Associates. He says, “In 1980 with a hope and a prayer, it was hard, very hard, I started with stuffing box packing in my dad’s garage.” He had daily goals to grow the business and provide for his family. Initially, what drove Mike was pure survival, he says. He wanted the best for his family, and wouldn’t settle for anything less.
Now, 40 years later, the business has grown significantly. What started as “McClain & Associates” has become “McClain Oil Tools.” Mike says, when he first started, he wanted to have a broad name in case he didn’t make it in the oil tool business. He wanted a name that could cover a variety of businesses.
After achieving 30 years in the oil tool business, he decided to do business as “McClain Oil Tools.” He says, “It specifies what we do and tells a story.” Mike continues to work hard and expand the business alongside his son, Adam and his daughter, Lauren. Mike says, “One accomplishment that stands out the most to me, is being able to work with my kids. It’s a joy to be able to come into work and have my kids here at the shop. This is what I wanted, a family business.”
McClain Oil Tools has branched out vastly from not just stuffing box packing, but a variety of Coil Tubing, Wireline and Capillary oilfield related parts. If there is something you don’t see on our price list, we are always interested in expanding our expendables and making new parts. The McClain’s strive to be a company that people look to for great service and quality parts. Fairness and kindness are characteristics Mike has always strived for the company to be governed by.
Mike says, “It’s more about treating people fair and taking care of their needs, rather than cheating someone to make a sale.” We bring the highest quality products at the lowest possible price. MOT has come very far in 40 years, and we look forward to another 40 years of success and growth. Mike is extremely grateful for all of his customers and vendors who have made this all possible.