Featured Partner: PTI Sand & Gravel

We recently sat down with PTI Sand & Gravel, a Downs Energy customer for more than 30 years.

Tell us about the services PTI Sand & Gravel offers.

PTI delivers rock and sand products whenever and wherever a customer needs them.

Who are the owners and managers of the business?

Mike Ellena
Owner & President

Mark Horner
Owner & Vice President

Debbie Tindel
General Manager

Tell us about the history of PTI Sand & Gravel.

Mark purchased PTI Sand & Gravel in 1984 from the Pain family. Mike started Ellena Trucking in 1986.

Mark and Mike merged both companies together in 2008 and now have 25 trucks delivering products throughout Southern California.

“We truly believe that our commitment to our customers is what sets us apart from our competitors.”


How many people do you currently employ?

We have 30 employees, including drivers and office staff.


What is your value proposition and what sets you apart from your competition?

We truly believe that our commitment to our customers is what sets us apart from our competitors.
Superior customer service must be the top priority for any business.

Can you tell us about your Community, Civic or Charitable involvement?

PTI strives to support local organizations, such as the Boy Scouts of America and in particular, specific Eagle Scout projects. In addition, we support our local public school athletic programs through the donation of sand and gravel materials.


What makes Downs Energy your partner of choice for fuel and lubricants?

Both of us have been dealing with Downs for longer than we can remember. They have always been there for us. Everyone at Downs has consistently provided us with an excellent level of service.

PTI Sand & Gravel Contact Information

Mike Ellena

From all of us at Downs Energy, thank you PTI Sand & Gravel, for being our partner in business for more than 30 years. It’s truly our pleasure to work together.