Founded in 1967 by Les Palmisano, Sr., Gulf Engine developed a reputation in packaging offshore equipment during the oil boom in the 70’s and early 80’s. In 1982 the company relocated to the present facility in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Gulf Engine operates from a multi building complex that facilitates the Kubota Engine and Generator distribution, equipment design, custom fabrication and assembly. Through the 90’s, Gulf Engine acquired new product lines to support offshore customers and advance the company into the 21st century.


In 2000 Les Palmisano Jr. took over the company. Gulf Engine is proud to be a family operated business.



Established under Gulf Engine & Equipment, Inc. as its own equipment line, Gulf-Tek is the number one equipment supplier for offshore rental companies, as well as oil and gas, petrochemical/marine and environmental companies. Not limited to the Gulf Coast, Gulf-Tek is currently used on five continents and has worldwide parts and service availability.


Les Palmisano Jr., the CEO and president of Gulf Engine, oversees the design, fabrication and assembly of the Gulf-Tek equipment line, including engine and generator distribution.


The Gulf-Tek Equipment line includes pumps, generators, offshore light towers, diesel and electric pressure washes, hydraulic power units and compressors. Depending on your circumstances, equipment can be assembled to meet explosion proof requirements and bare engines can be assembled for repower applications.


Gulf-Tek is also complete with all components necessary to meet offshore requirements. The equipment is packaged with heavy duty galvanized skid material, drip pan, 4 corner lift, spark arrestors, air intake shutdown systems, USCG approved fuel tanks and weatherproof engine controls. For your convenience, air starters are optional.


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