At its core Paul’s Fan Company has always been passionate about the safety of miners. Learn about how we started and our success over the years.

Our Story

Paul Elswick started Paul’s Fan Company in 1958. During this time Paul repaired underground mine equipment, trucks, and anything else he could get his hands on. When demand for mining equipment jumped in the mid-60’s, Paul developed the Mark-IV roof bolting machine. These machines became very popular and varied in height & configuration. In the United States, these machines became the go-to for providing added safety at an affordable price.

As time went by the need for increased mine ventilation prompted a change in direction. Since that change, our team has built, rebuilt, and installed over 5,000 custom ventilation systems across the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

We can build, install, and service a variety of industrial fans.

  • SunCoke Energy

    “To put it simply our success depends on Paul’s and they have NEVER let us down!  I can’t say enough about their willingness to help – day or night, holiday or weekend – we can always count on them.  I thank them for their continued support and professionalism. I highly recommend Paul’s for any work you may have.”

    Danny Sparling
    Maintenance Manager

Mission & Objectives

Mission Statement

“Well done.”



  • 100% On-Time Delivery
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction
  • No Customer Complaints
Paul Elswick

Ventilation Services

Paul’s Fan Company offers a wide range of industrial ventilation services that span from project management to laser alignment. We can design, build, install, and support your ventilation system for years to come.

  • Friends of Coal

    “We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of your staff for the quality of workmanship that you all dedicated to the Fan Installation that was done at Kingston. The work ethic of each man that was present on the job site was something that is rarely seen in this day and time. In our opinion, you all are the best.”

    Jamie Wiant, Shorty Wiant, and Jason Dooley
    Friends of Coal
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