When you count on instruments, you must count on Castleberry!
Don "Mr. C" Castleberry founded Castleberry in 1958, in Corpus
Christi, Texas with only three employees and $3,000. The
business, then called Aircraft Instruments and Autopilot Systems,
specialized in repair and service of general aviation instruments
and autopilot systems.
In 1968, just 10 years later, the company had grown to employ
fifty people and purchased additional space to house the
instrument sales and service facilities. The company continued to
grow and after Hurricane Celia destroyed a large portion of the
company in 1970, it was relocated to Austin, Texas in 1975.
In 1982, Castleberry purchased Aviation Instrument
Manufacturing (AIM), a producer of electric flight control gyros
and navigational equipment. After acquiring the company, its
operations were move to Austin from Houston, California and
Puerto Rico. A large portion of the AIM product line continues
to be supported by Castleberry today.
After being purchased by BFGoodrich in 1986, the company
continued to grow and expand services provided to the aviation
industry. At one point the company had over 58,000 square feet
of floor space and just under 300 employees.
In January of 2005, the company was acquired by a core team of
dedicated and highly skilled employees. Today, the company is
employee-owned and located in the original Austin, TX facility.
For more information, e-mail or phone us at 512-251-5322.