• News

    05/08/2016

    GEARED UP FOR MORE GROWTH

    Expansion for truck repair business

     

    Brandell Diesel
    Brandon Mandel president of Brandlel Diesel

    A few days ago, we were visited by David Parker from Calgary Herald who wrote an article about Brandell Diesel. Here the article.

     

     

    Calgary has become a major transportation hub for the movement of goods and people by air, rail and road. Also, you can go to PressReader to read the article.

     

    Calgary has become a major transportation hub for the movement of goods and people by air, rail and road.

     

    The number of warehouses and distribution centres continues to grow with massive structures in place to receive and forward a wide variety of foods, merchandise and equipments. Much of it is transported by truck, mostly fuelled by diesel.
    As the trucking industry has grown, so, too, has the need for qualified maintenance and repair shops. Brandell Diesel (BDI) is one company that has enjoyed rapid growth that has necessitated relocation to much larger premises. Not bad for a company launched in 2013 by Brandon Mandel and his wife, Marisol, the company’s chief financial officer.
    Mandel is from a solid farm background, having grown up in the Taber area, where his father fixed diesels for many years and enjoyed having his sons help him while learning the trade.

     

    Brandon and Marisol Mandel, who started Brandell Diesel Inc., poses for a portrait at his new facility for servicing diesel trucks in Calgary, Alta., on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Mandel moved the company in April into a larger workshop to accommodate an influx of work. Elizabeth Cameron/Postmedia
    Brandon and Marisol Mandel, who started Brandell Diesel Inc., poses for a portrait at his new facility for servicing diesel trucks in Calgary, Alta., on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Mandel moved the company in April into a larger workshop to accommodate an influx of work.

     

    Mandel moved to Calgary and worked for truck dealerships as a service manager and shop foreman before deciding to strike out on his own. With the encouragement and advice of Chris Blundell, the owner of Compact Compressions, he started Brandell Diesel with just one other mechanic in a small bay in northeast Calgary.

     

    Within its first year, the business had a staff of six mechanics. After 18 months, Mandel was thankful to be able to lease the adjacent bay, increasing its space to 16,000 square feet.
    Today, the employee count has climbed to 17 full-time workers. With the help of Dave Jorgensen of Cypress Real Estate, Mandel has moved his operation to a 22,000-square-foot building that can handle 15 large trucks and five light-duty diesels at the same time. The 72nd Avenue S.E. location in Foothills Industrial Park is proving to be ideal, as it is surrounded by truck traffic and close to all of BDI’s vendors.

     

    The office area is complete and, although shelving is still being built in the extensive parts department, the large yard was full of vehicles and busy mechanics on my visit.
    Service and maintenance are highly specialized trades today and individual experience and knowledge has to be backed up by the latest technology. Mandel’s shop has more than $200,000 of specialized tooling.

     

    He said good advice from his father was, “Work smart, not hard,” so his technicians are supported with frequently updated diagnostics, with a laptop at each station.
    Customers can book a service and follow the work online. From home or office they are always aware of the status of their vehicle and can discuss repairs and new parts, even able to look at photographs or videos taken of trouble spots.

     

    Law demands every commercial truck must have a yearly inspection and the same goes for truck-mounted cranes that his specialists are also licensed to inspect and repair.
    BDI has the space and staff to work on both diesels and cranes in the same bay, cutting down on the amount of time a vehicle is kept off the road.

     

    Mandel knows trust is built up by the transparency of his business. He strives to educate his customers and holds free courses at their fleet yards.
    Bringing farm values to the city, and earning a solid reputation standing by his motto of “common sense service’” has helped Mandel enjoy his rapid growth.

     

    Calgary Herald visits Brandell Diesel
  • News

    19/07/2015

    Trucker TV visits Brandell Diesel shop and speaks with Brandon Mandell. He explains how his shops works and what the values are that set them apart.

     

    Brandell Diesel in Trucker TV

  • News

    14/07/2015

    INTERNATIONAL MAXXFORCE Tuning and Deletes

    We are pleased to announce that INTERNATIONAL MAXXFORCE Tuning and Deletes

    BRANDELL DIESEL IS A 16,000ft SHOP WITH 10 RED SEAL TECHNICIANS AND STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY & TOOLING. WE HAVE 2 PARTS TECHS TO BACK THEM UP AND GET THE RIGHT PART AT THE BEST PRICE!

    WE ARE A LICENSED INSPECTION FACILITY AND DO EVERYTHING FROM MAJOR OVERHAULS TO SERVICES AND PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE.

    MAXXFORCE MODELS – up to current model year 2016
    MF-5
    MF-7
    MF-9
    MF-10
    MF-11
    MF-13
    MF-15
    FULL DELETE AND TUNING OPTIONS ON ALL MODELS.

    ***NEW!!!*** We now we have custom Tuning for PTO mode that will decrease your fuel consumption while on PTO mode.

    *** DELETES ARE NOT ILLEGAL IN CANADA AND DO NOT AFFECT CVIP IN ALBERTA, SASK OR BC IN 2015-2017. THE DEALER WILL TELL YOU DIFFERENT BUT ONLY BECAUSE THEY WANT THE REVOLVING DOOR OF REPAIRS TO CONTINUE ON YOUR REGEN SYSTEM****

    We Guarantee our tuning for 30 Days.
    Guaranteed results or your money back!

    ****WE ARE ALSO THE ONLY TUNING SHOP THAT WILL WARRANTY YOUR ENGINE FOR FAILURE DURING THE 30 DAYS****

    Offering warranty is what puts our tuning and work apart from any other shop who does deletes or programing, Cheap is not the way to go with your 60k engine and we cut no corners to do the job right.

    We are a DIESEL SPEC Dealer and offer the best tuning and deletes on the market. Diesel Spec is a pioneer in the tuning industry and has grown its reputation as the top tuning provider in North America. Diesel Spec Programs are Built and proven on there in house Dyno not copied or stolen off the web like our competitors.

    Visit www.dieselspec.ca for more details

    Brandell Diesel Inc has been a dealer for Diesel Spec for 3 years and we are now the largest Dealer in the West.

    If you are after a cheap pirated copy, then there are plenty of options out there. If you want the genuine tuning by the guys who built it and support it with over 300 dealers North America wide…. then come and see Diesel Spec difference. Over 30,000 trucks tunned world wide since 1987.
    Diesel Spec has a dealer in every major city in USA and Canada…. And some small towns too!!!!

    If you get a pirated copy from anyone else you will have no warranty and no support. If you break down in Texas or anywhere other then Calgary, you’re out of luck! Any one else listed on kijiji who is not a Diesel Spec dealer is using pirated software and will leave you stranded.

    Take back control over your Engine and make it work for you.

  • News

    19/07/2015

    Trucker TV visits Brandell Diesel shop and speaks with Brandon Mandell. He explains how his shops works and what the values are that set them apart.

     

    Brandell Diesel in Trucker TV

     

     

  • News

    14/07/2015

    DETROIT Tuning, DPF, EGR, DEF DELETES, ECO

    DETROIT Tuning is offered in our  16,000ft SHOP WITH 10 RED SEAL TECHNICIANS AND STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY & TOOLING. WE HAVE 2 PARTS TECHS TO BACK THEM UP AND GET THE RIGHT PART AT THE BEST PRICE!

    WE ARE A LICENSED INSPECTION FACILITY AND DO EVERYTHING FROM MAJOR OVERHAULS TO SERVICES AND PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE.

    DETROIT MODELS – up to current model year 2016
    SERIES 60
    DD13
    DD15
    DD16

    ***NEW!!!*** We now we have custom Tuning for PTO mode that will decrease your fuel consumption while on PTO mode.

    *** DELETES ARE NOT ILLEGAL IN CANADA AND DO NOT AFFECT CVIP IN ALBERTA, SASK OR BC IN 2015-2017. THE DEALER WILL TELL YOU DIFFERENT BUT ONLY BECAUSE THEY WANT THE REVOLVING DOOR OF REPAIRS TO CONTINUE ON YOUR REGEN SYSTEM****

    We Guarantee our tuning for 30 Days.
    Guaranteed results or your money back!

    ****WE ARE ALSO THE ONLY TUNING SHOP THAT WILL WARRANTY YOUR ENGINE FOR FAILURE DURING THE 30 DAYS****

    Offering warranty is what puts our tuning and work apart from any other shop who does deletes or programing, Cheap is not the way to go with your 60k engine and we cut no corners to do the job right.

    We are a DIESEL SPEC Dealer and offer the best tuning and deletes on the market. Diesel Spec is a pioneer in the tuning industry and has grown its reputation as the top tuning provider in North America. Diesel Spec Programs are Built and proven on there in house Dyno not copied or stolen off the web like our competitors.

    Visit www.dieselspec.ca for more details

    Brandell Diesel Inc has been a dealer for Diesel Spec for 3 years and we are now the largest Dealer in the West.

    If you are after a cheap pirated copy, then there are plenty of options out there. If you want the genuine tuning by the guys who built it and support it with over 300 dealers North America wide…. then come and see Diesel Spec difference. Over 30,000 trucks tunned world wide since 1987.
    Diesel Spec has a dealer in every major city in USA and Canada…. And some small towns too!!!!

    If you get a pirated copy from anyone else you will have no warranty and no support. If you break down in Texas or anywhere other then Calgary, you’re out of luck! Any one else listed on kijiji who is not a Diesel Spec dealer is using pirated software and will leave you stranded.

    Take back control over your Engine and make it work for you.

  • News

    25/05/2016

    Come and see our new shop.!!!!

     

    BDI - Brandell I

    Calgary Herald visits Brandell Diesel