Our History


The Journey Begins

The doors open to our warehouse and processing facility in Kelowna, British Columbia. With one forklift, one shear and two Ford F550s our team members hit the road purchasing catalytic converters, scrap non- ferrous and scrap industrial and automotive batteries. Our business to business brokering operations also begin as we move full containers/trailers of non-ferrous and batteries throughout Canada and the United States.

May 1, 2014

Hola Amigos!

Realizing that auto recyclers in Western Canada were looking for a reliable outlet for overstock power trains, Larush brokers their first load of auto parts to Leon, Mexico.

May 26, 2016

A Welcome Addition

Kelowna Core and Metal Recycling merges with Larush. Owner Jesse Ashmore is added as a director alongside Mark and Garrett. Jesse becomes the head of our catalytic converter division and we see immediate growth.

January 1, 2017

Strategic Partnership

After two years of exclusively sending our converters to Legend Smelting and Recycling out of Hebron, Ohio, Larush becomes the official Canadian representation for Legend Smelting.

March 24, 2018

International Growth

Recent International Business Graduate Sai Vasantam is young and eager to make a name for himself in the business world. He joins the Larush team to help penetrate the Indian and Asian markets for scrap metal. After presenting the opportunity to the Larush team, Sai takes Garrett to Chennai, India where they immediately have success in securing purchase orders for scrap metal.

April 19, 2018

Breaking Ground in India

After numerous redeye flights, long but entertaining meetings and sampling endless local cuisine Larush secures a property near the Krishnapatnam Port in Southeast India. We immediately start building the infrastructure to start receiving containers and upgrading our material.

April 22, 2019

Trade Accelerated Program Completed

In 2019 Larush Business Solutions successfully completed the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The program was designed specifically to equip business with the tools necessary for conducting international trade. Through seminars, workshops, strategic consulting and networking the program is an invaluable resource to help understand the complexities of international business.

As a company that conducts business in several different countries, each with their own unique cultures, legislation and business practices it is important for Larush to understand the nuances of different world markets. The education received through the TAP program has greatly helped mitigate the risk of miscommunication and also helps to predict expected outcomes when dealing internationally.

May 30th 2019

Our Freight Hits the Ocean

Larush sends its first “test consignment” of 14 containers to India. The 14 containers contain almost 400 tonnes of heavy dirty aluminum, which our team in India will prep for sale.

September , 2019

International e-Commerce Essentials (ICE) workshop

Larush Business Solutions also completed the International e-Commerce Essentials (ICE) workshop hosted by World Trade Centre Vancouver. This program was crucial for any company poised for online market entry and international market development. For a company like Larush who is looking to establish an online presence in foreign markets this program was responsible for helping to shape our e-marketing strategy as well as develop our scrap metal purchasing app that is currently in development.


We Open to the Indian Market

Though the ocean liner had multiple delays, our material is finally received, upgraded and we open the doors to our yard in Krishnapatnam. Clients come from all over the province to view the quality of our scrap and the scale of our operation. They love it and we’re off and running.

January 6, 2020

A Second B.C. Location

In June 2021 we purchased a second warehouse, this time in Kamloops, B.C. This strategic location helps us to service Northern British Columbia and Alberta more efficiently.


Bonjour Quebec!

After development our client base in Quebec it was time to open our third facility. Located in Montreal, our team of Quebecois services the Greater Montreal and Quebec City areas. The Eastern Canadian market is extremely competitive and diverse but we are already seeing great success and look forward to continued growth.