In 1966, John Reynolds moved from the oilfields of West Texas to become a tool pusher for Reading and Bates in Alaska. From 1967 till 1973, John worked as a company man for BP. In 1973, along with Jim Gribbons and Jack Barr, John formed GBR Equipment Inc. Mr. Gribbons passed away in 1976 and Mr. Barr eventually went to work for BP; however, John continued to grow the small company and in the early 1980's, his sons, Billy and Bobby joined him. John passed away in 1997, leaving Billy and Bobby to run the company along with their mother, Rita. Bobby passed away in 2013, and now the company is run by Billy Reynolds.