Our Story

Renowned fabricator, Ryan Marks, had over 20 years of quality behind him before Marks Design & Metalworks. He started this business to outfit talented brewers with the equipment needed to make great brew.






Marks Design and Metalworks - Custom Brew Tanks and Brewing Systems for American Made BrewhousesRyan started working with tanks and stainless steel in 1990 at St George Steel in Southern Utah. In 1994 Ryan moved back to the Northwest accepting a job at Helser Ind. Later was recruited to fabricate stainless steel tanks for Canby Or. JVNW.

Ryan has supervised almost every facet of tank fabrication, including pharmaceutical tanks, mixer systems, machined parts, wine vessels, brewery tanks, brewhouse systems, and distillery tanks.

In 2008, Ryan opened a machine shop business doing various custom machined parts. During this time, he and former colleague started to collaborate on building tanks. At the start they were in a 1 car garage and Ryan was the only employee. The partner was the sales guy and Ryan brought the fabrication to the table. A year and a half later the company went from a two man operation to a company that this year will do close to 15 million dollars in tanks with 70+ employees.

Ryan believed that there was more to the sanitary stainless steel vessel industry than just brewing. He invested in acquiring equipment and started Marks Design and Metalworks. Ryan's goals are to create products that are superior on all levels, rising above the industry standard.

Ryan named the company Marks Design and Metalworks believing that his name and reputation should be at stake in every partnership. Our word is everything.

Shortly after opening, Marks Design and Metalworks grew out of our first facility, a 14,500sq/ft shop in Washougal, Wa. Our new facility is 26,000sq/ft in Vancouver, Wa.

We are lucky enough to be the first occupants of this beautiful new facility in the heart of the Northwest Craft Brewing phenomenon. Through great service, superior products, focus on our partnerships and with the best warranty available in the industry, we continue to grow and enjoy success.

Thank you for the opportunity to prove it!


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