Jerry’s is a homegrown family owned Orange County, California business that was founded in 1963. We have been a recognized part of Santa Ana and Orange County for superior service and repair of broken taps, bolts, bits and studs.
Jerry’s Broken Drill & Tap Removal can say something very few other companies can. They are a third generational business that was established in 1963. Putting this into perspective, Jerry’s has outlived vynl records, tape cassettes and CD’s.
The company was started by Gerold Grafton, otherwise known as “Jerry”. Jerry served his country in the military during the Korean War. He was a mechanic on one of the ships that was commissioned in the war. He was a mechanic that worked on the big 230 foot tall engines that powered the massive ship. Similar to the famous story about Jonah and the whale, Jerry’s job in the military was working in the bottom of a huge war ship in the ocean, making sure the massive ship didn’t break or spit anyone out.
After he finished his military tour, Jerry decided he wanted his own company. He was a professional mechanic and had a talent for fixing things mechanical. Jerry started the business by providing a service to fix broken bolts. He named the company, “Jerry’s Broken Drill & Tap Removal” and got the business licensed in 1966. He bought the company it’s largest asset, an Electrical Dischage Machine (EDM).
Eric Grafton, Jerry’s grandson who now runs the company explains the essence of this machine as “a machine that uses metal to burn metal”. His Grandfather found the machine from the vendor that supplied them with electrodes. Eric still does business with this same company today after all these years. Relationships, integrity and reliability go a long way when you have been in business for as long as Jerry’s has been.
War Veteran Turned Entrepreneur
Second Gereration Hand-off
Third Generation Hand-off
3 GENERATIONS OF EXPERIENCE
Eric GraftonTom & Eric Grafton
Current owner of Jerry's Broken Drill & Tap Removal. "The best part of the business? Helping people fix their broken parts!"
Tom GraftonYoung Tom Grafton
Tom was the second generation owner and operator of Jerry's Broken Drill & Tap Removal from 1970 to 2013 and was an EDM Expert .
Jerry GraftonJerry & Tom Grafton
Jerry was a military ship engine mechanic turned Entrepreneur since 1963.