Port of Grandview Welcomes Three New Businesses

The Port of Grandview is proud to announce the arrival of three new businesses to our Byam Business Park. Bestebreur Bros. Construction, Fast Mobile Service and Indian River Transport have all purchased Port property and are getting ready to start or are under construction.

Bestebreur Bros. Construction Inc., located in Sunnyside, has purchased three acres of property on the west end of Byam Business Park. Bestebreur Bros. Construction has been in business since 1958 and works throughout southeastern Washington on projects ranging from commercial construction to civil and industrial projects. The company plans to build a new shop and office on the Port property and move their home office to Grandview. They are planning to move into their new space by Thanksgiving.

Fast Mobile Service L.L.C. or FMS was started by owners David and Fatima Ruelas in 2005. The business has been located in Sunnyside for the past 12 years. FMS is a diesel mechanic shop that specializes in the service and repair of semi-trucks and farm machinery, as well as fleet maintenance and repair and offers 24/7 emergency roadside assistance. This year the company opened a parts store that carries parts for semi-trucks and trailers. FMS has purchased 8.5 acres on the south end of Colleen’s Way. Fatima Ruelas said they plan to build a four-bay shop on the property, as well as space for their parts store. They plan on having their building completed by January 2018 and begin moving into the space in February 2018. They plan to start with 13 employees and hire more as the business grows.

Indian River Transport is a company with its corporate office based out of Winter Haven, Florida. The company is a bulk food-grade tanker transportation service, which hauls commodities consisting of any food-grade liquid. The company purchased five acres at the corner of Colleen’s Way and Stover Road, where they plan to build an Indian River terminal, which will include a repair facility and a food-grade tank wash. The company plans to open their new terminal during the third quarter of 2018 and hope to bring 20 to 30 employees to the site.

Owners of all three businesses are looking forward to joining the Grandview community, and said Port of Grandview officials have been helpful since day one.

“We chose the Port of Grandview property because of the location and they made the process very easy for us,” said FMS owner Fatima Ruelas. “Working with the Port of Grandview has

been the easiest part about this whole process. They were willing to help us in any way they could and guided us through this process.”

Steve Ferguson with Indian River Transport said they chose to buy in the Port because of the property’s amazing location and the support from the entire Port of Grandview team. Ferguson said working with the Port of Grandview has been a very positive experience.

Glenn Bestebreur of Bestebreur Bros. Construction said his company looked at property throughout the Yakima Valley and found the Port of Grandview property to be a good value. “The infrastructure is all there – water/sewer, curb and gutter, the streets are paved and preliminary soil (tests) are done,” Bestebreur said. “It’s ready to build on.”

Port Commissioner Jim Sewell congratulated the three new businesses and welcomed them to the Port. “Having three new major businesses under construction at one time is a major step in the Port of Grandview’s efforts to bring new business and jobs to the district,” Sewell said.

The Port of Grandview is one of the newest port districts in the state. It was established in 1988 and will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2018. Over the course of its history the Port has worked to fill its Wallace Way property, which is home to more than half a dozen successful businesses, while expanding its acreage to include shovel-ready property in the Byam Business Park.

For more information about the Port of Grandview, Byam Business Park and other available properties please contact Mary Barnett at office@portofgrandview.org or by phone at (509) 882- 9975.