Mission Statement

Excel Apparatus is a team of diverse people with a common goal: To serve our customers with dedication, loyalty, and expertise. Excel’s environment promotes creativity, rewards innovation, and encourages the growth of our employees who embrace change as a prerequisite to success. We are committed to creating products and services that exceed customers’ expectations by applying the highest standards of quality, service, and craftsmanship to everything we do.


Excel Apparatus Services, Inc. opened its doors May 10, 1990 shortly after Doug Hinson and Charlie Stutts purchased the business from General Electric. The business consisted of approximately 2 ½ acres of land and a 12,000 square foot building with numerous pieces of electrical and machine shop equipment. Excel’s development of professional services groups, such as vibration analysis, infrared scanning and laser alignment enabled the company to grow. In September 1996, Excel moved to the Charleston Naval Base. This move allowed for increased crane and equipment capacity along with an increase in square footage to 75,000.


  • EASA Accredited
  • SKF Certification
  • UL Authorized Repair Facility
  • Military Sealift Command Certification
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration Certified
  • (PICS) Certified
  • (ISNETWORLD) Certified


  • Low country Chamber of Commerce
  • Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Member
  • Hydraulic Institute
  • Manufacturing Youth Apprenticeship Program