About Us

About Us

R.E. Purvis & Associates, Inc.

When your family name is on the business, earning and preserving a reputation means a lot.

Our good fortune in learning from Bob Purvis, one of the hardest working and most knowledgeable people in the seal industry, gave us a foundation to help build and grow this company. Every day is another opportunity to display our commitment to our customers and our partners in the supply chain.

Founded in 1990

R.E. Purvis & Associates, Inc. has grown to become the Upper Midwest's premier seal and related components distributor. With on-hand inventory and product expertise, we're ready to support your company's needs with a variety of options. We bring innovative sealing solutions and industrial component parts to the customers who need them.

Our customers' needs are our focus

Years of technical experience supports even the most stringent applications. We, along with our vendor partners, manage supply of product throughout the life cycle of the application. Our quick prototype turnaround, testing support, FEA, logistical planning in accordance with supply chain needs, and warranty monitoring for quality and reliability ensure ultimate customer satisfaction.


With the Purvis family's second and third generations actively involved in daily operations, along with a highly experienced management team and staff, we're here to work as an extension of your organization to supply the products you need when you need them.

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2022 Minnesota Family Business Award Winner

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How Manufacturers and Distributors Working Together Benefits Customers

“Cut out the middleman and save cost”…. Really?

We’ve all heard some version of this theory. Trust me, in industrial distribution, we’ve heard it A LOT.  And we LOVE to hear it, as it gives us the opportunity to provide a differing view. 


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Lead times vary based on many factors, including product type, material, market conditions, etc. Please contact us for current information.

We have millions of seals, gaskets, and o-rings in stock.