Bigfoot Pipe and Piling (formally P.N. Best Co.) brings over 100 years of combined experience to the pipe and piling business.  Bigfoot Pipe has a long history of providing premier products for the steel pipe and piling business, and continues to service the northwest region, along with its other locations throughout the United States.

Our founder Al Karchmer, and CEO Don Karchmer lead the company with over 50 years of experience in the steel pipe and piling industries, while President Darren Sparks has been in the steel pipe and piling industry for over two decades.


Bigfoot Pipe and Piling is managed by Thomas Carrol, who oversees multiple facilities and comes from over a decade of steel pipe fabrication, sales, and operations experience.

Senior Sales Associate Jim Hesketh has been with the company for over 16 years and has over 40 years’ experience in the details of steel pipe and piling fabrication.

Luke Jacobson continues the legacy of his father by being a key asset to our sales team.

Dennis Garrity, our Operations Manager, is a former Navy Seabee who brings to the team his ability to manage, repair, and develop key operations that provide time-tested fabrication and inventory management.

Dr. Scott McCalla, Director of H.R./Admin and Operations brings with him a team that can assure you the customer service you expect, the products you demand, and the timelines that help your project.

Our support team is rounded out by Sheryl Esser, who is our Director of Administrative Support for all of our companies.