Pinnacle of Ultra Precision Work
Gretna Machine Shop is an ISO-certified, women- and minority-owned lean manufacturing facility located in the heart of Houston’s industrial corridor. Since 1980, Gretna has offered its customers outstanding service and quality work in precision components for the oil and gas industry and beyond. With the capability to serve the energy, aerospace and government sectors, Gretna prides itself on being the machine shop of choice for a number of multinational and Fortune 500 companies.
Whether you need a reliable supplier who can machine a prototype, or you are looking for a shop that can handle the high volume of production runs, Gretna is your turnkey, lean manufacturing facility that will deliver your product on-time with the specifications you require.
Built on traditional values and still family-owned, Gretna has grown into a modern, first-class machine shop. Our team operates in a 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, fully air-conditioned facility.
Delivering quality parts to our customers around the world by building a successful, family-run business based on traditional values with a modern outlook.
Gretna Machine Shop was founded by Jose Benjamin “Benny” Pérez and his wife, Ninfa Pérez. Benny came to the United States from South America in 1967 bringing the kind of hopes, dreams and ambition that so many others bring with them when they arrive in the U.S. seeking the “American Dream.” After 15 years of working as a machinist, Benny and his wife decided to venture out on their own. They had a simple goal: to build a successful business based on hard work, honesty and integrity. Benny and Ninfa opened Gretna Machine Shop, Inc., in 1980. They named it after the town in which their daughters were born: Gretna, Louisiana.
Jose Benjamin “Benny” Pérez
Benny graduated as a machinist in 1961 from the Industrial Technical Institute of Pascual Bravo in Colombia. After immigrating to the United States in 1967, he began his career as a machinist in Avondale Shipyard in Louisiana. He later became a master machinist and inspector at Baker Hughes in New Orleans. In 1980, Benny moved his family to Houston to pursue opportunities in the oil and gas industry by opening Gretna Machine Shop with his wife, Ninfa. Benny was the backbone in instilling Gretna’s core values, which are still in practice today.