About Us


E.L.I., Inc., operates as a manufacturer’s representative and distributor.  We are a heat transfer and rotating machinery house that handles engineered process equipment.

The original business was founded in 1933 by Walter Cooke and eventually became John B. Elstrott & Associates in the 1950’s.  Finally, in 1979, E.L.I., Inc., (Elstrott-Lindberg-Irwin) was incorporated.


Since 1933 we have represented the following accounts

Standard Xchange/Xylem, Inc. – Formerly ITT Standard and American Standard Heat Transfer Division
Gardner Denver Nash– Formerly Nash, Siemens, Garo, Nash/Elmo, Nash Kinema
Dresser-Rand Company– Formerly Terry, Coppus, Murray, Turbodyne, Worthington, Tuthill

We also have 30+ combined years of experience representing the following accounts

Heat Exchanger Design
Northern Blower
Runtech Systems
Southern Heat Exchanger
Spencer Turbine Co.
Super Radiator Coils
Voith Turbo

Four Owners Who Handle Inside And Outside Sales
Stephen Joubert – Sales Since 1982
Timothy Irwin – Sales Since 1984
Carl LaForge – Sales Since 1992
John LaForge – Sales Since 1996

Additionally, Amy McMahon has worked as a sales engineer since 2008, and Heather Wood has served as accountant/office manager since 2013.

We are excited to announce the addition of Trey LaForge as our new sales engineer as of June 2019. He recently graduated with highest honors from Loyola University. We will be training Trey so that he can soon be on the road pursuing opportunities for engineered equipment. He will be another great addition to the E.L.I., Inc. family!

We assign territorial areas to each salesperson to ensure full coverage, however, all salespeople handle all of the product lines we represent.  Our office includes a warehouse where we maintain an inventory of select standard items.  We also have in-house design capability to run quick thermal ratings, turbine sizing, etc.