Core Values

Flexible Solutions with| Quality | Safety | Trust | Respect | and Integrity

POWERHOUSE MECHANICAL was created in 1995 when Dewey Gant and CV Bailes, experts in the field of turbine machinery, realized the need for better service in the rotating component repair industry.

With Bailes’ experience at CP&L , Progress Energy and Duke power along with Gantt‘s experience as a General Electric diaphragm and bucket Specialist, they launched POWERHOUSE to help fill the gap between the original equipment manufacturers and the end-user.

In 1998 John Andrews join the team with various experience in and  around the power and petrochemical chemical industry.

In 2007 Powerhouse bought Charlotte machine. This merger created some great synergies and diversity for both companies. Their specialty being machined parts.

In 2016 Powerhouse bought  Doc Services group from Compact Power. This created another diversity and synergy that has Powerhouse rebuilding and repairing machine tools.

POWERHOUSE can solve many problems and is willing and able to assist our customers based on their needs.

POWERHOUSE services include  :

  • Machine a variety of parts as big as 65” OD , 20 feet long and smaller.

  • Upfit your machine tool with state of the art CNC controls and repair your ways and ball screws.

  • Measure  or align within 0.004 of an inch at a radius of 125 feet.

  • Field machine any bore or flat surface.

  • Design and build specialty machines and skids.

  • Repair your Turbine, Pump, Blower, and or Gearbox.


Please give us an opportunity  to help.



Skip was a great person and valuable partner to Powerhouse Mechanical Repair. All who knew him were aware of his integrity and the respect he had for his fellow man, both personally and in business. He is sorely missed, but not forgotten.

Skip’s grandfather started ‘Charlotte Machine Company’ (circa 1914), which was and remains the oldest surviving business of its type in Mecklenburg County. Skip and the rest of Charlotte Machine Co. joined forces with Powerhouse in 2007 to build a synergy that benefited both companies in a struggling economy.

Skip was a major force in growing a business when most were scaling back or shutting the doors. He will be remembered as an honest, steadfast man in his beliefs, while living in a society of changing values.