Five Star Equipment Celebrates Grand Opening of Its Modern 25,000-Sq.-Ft. Facility in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Mon June 24, 2019 - Northeast Edition #13
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Five Star Equipment celebrated the grand opening of its new facility at 284 Ellicott Rd. in Orchard Park, N.Y., on June 12.

Five Star Equipment celebrated the grand opening of its new facility at 284 Ellicott Road in Orchard Park, N.Y., on June 12.

The 25,000-sq.-ft. facility was built specifically for Five Star Equipment, incorporating modern design features geared toward maximizing efficiency and service capabilities for its customer base.

Situated on 14 acres next door to the company's previous Orchard Park location, the building features an expansive showroom/reception area with parts counter, offices for sales and administrative functions, multimedia training room, a break room with adjacent outdoor patio, parts warehouse with garage door access for receiving and parts dispatch, and an eight-bay service area equipped with two 10-ton overhead cranes and a separate wash bay.

The Orchard Park branch provides sales, rentals, parts and service throughout Erie County as well as Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Niagara counties. The branch is home base for two service vehicles and 19 employees. While the grand opening celebrations took place in June, the new Orchard Park branch has been operational since this past December.

Five Star's Orchard Park grand opening attracted a crowd of more than 200 area contractors and municipal workers, who were treated to door prizes and giveaways as well as food and refreshments from Buffalo's Best Grill & Catering. Dignitaries and company representatives from John Deere were on hand at the event along with manufacturer representatives from many of the dealership's equipment lines.

The event featured an outdoor vendor area where attendees had an opportunity to review the equipment on display and speak with company representatives from John Deere, Bomag, Fecon, Eager Beaver, Trail King, Allu Attachments, Magnum Attachments, Paladin, Pemberton, Rockland Manufacturing and Vacuworx. The event also featured a live demonstration area where the key highlight was John Deere machines equipped with Topcon grade control.

Five Star CEO Bill Farrell said, "the new Orchard Park facility is about more than a new building, it's an investment in both our employees and the people we serve. Our goal is to create an environment that provides our people with the tools they need to achieve success and in turn, providing our valued customers with world class equipment backed by outstanding service."

Longtime John Deere equipment owner John Zoladz of Zoladz Construction expressed an opinion echoed by many in attendance at Five Star's Orchard Park Grand Opening, saying, "All of the people Five Star Equipment are great to work with — they definitely don't work by the clock, if we need something, they're always available."

According to Five Star Equipment's Director of Marketing Patricia O'Brien, the construction of the new Orchard Park branch is part of the company's long-term strategic growth plan, which includes either new facilities or upgrades at all of its locations. Five Star's new facility in Syracuse is currently under construction while they continue to operate out of their current location. In all, Five Star Equipment operates eight locations throughout western New York and Pennsylvania.

Five Star Equipment was established in 1980 when founders Frank Gallo and Bill Bochicchio, Sr. acquired the John Deere Construction & Forestry dealership in the Scranton, Pa., market. Five Star Equipment is the authorized dealer of John Deere, Hitachi, Bomag, Fecon and offers products from a number of additional lines, including Eager Beaver and Trail King trailers as well as a wide range of attachments and equipment for applications in construction, forestry, municipal maintenance and pipeline industries.

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Tracy Bottrell of Magnum Attachments is seen here with two versions of the company’s compactor attachments.
Tracy Bottrell of Magnum Attachments is seen here with two versions of the company’s compactor attachments.

Eager Beaver Trailers’ Jim Berryman (L) talks with Trail King’s Mark Aller at the event.
Eager Beaver Trailers’ Jim Berryman (L) talks with Trail King’s Mark Aller at the event.

(L-R): Five Star General Manager of Orchard Park and Waterford, Bill McDonald thanked longtime customer and John Deere equipment fan, John Zoladz of Zoladz Construction Company, here with Noah Stachowiak and Michael Zoladz.
(L-R): Five Star General Manager of Orchard Park and Waterford, Bill McDonald thanked longtime customer and John Deere equipment fan, John Zoladz of Zoladz Construction Company, here with Noah Stachowiak and Michael Zoladz.

(L-R): John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Representatives Bill Hutton, Dave Reinicke and Brea Harms were on hand to celebrate Five Star Equipment’s Orchard Park grand opening and congratulate the company on its ongoing success.
(L-R): John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Representatives Bill Hutton, Dave Reinicke and Brea Harms were on hand to celebrate Five Star Equipment’s Orchard Park grand opening and congratulate the company on its ongoing success.

Five Star Equipment’s all new, purpose built Orchard Park facility.
Five Star Equipment’s all new, purpose built Orchard Park facility.

Lee Cadby of Northeast Diversification Inc. said his company has relied on John Deere equipment for approximately 38 years and that both the machines and Five Star Equipment provide outstanding service.
Lee Cadby of Northeast Diversification Inc. said his company has relied on John Deere equipment for approximately 38 years and that both the machines and Five Star Equipment provide outstanding service.

Five Star Equipment Owners Bill Bochicchio Sr. (L) and Frank Gallo were on hand to meet with customers during the grand opening.
Five Star Equipment Owners Bill Bochicchio Sr. (L) and Frank Gallo were on hand to meet with customers during the grand opening.

Bill Bochicchio Sr. (L) and Frank Gallo (R)  enjoy the grand opening event with Mark Germain, John Deere’s director of worldwide retail channel development.
Bill Bochicchio Sr. (L) and Frank Gallo (R) enjoy the grand opening event with Mark Germain, John Deere’s director of worldwide retail channel development.

Guests enjoy lunch in the eight-bay service area, which is equipped with two 10-ton overhead cranes and a separate wash bay.
Guests enjoy lunch in the eight-bay service area, which is equipped with two 10-ton overhead cranes and a separate wash bay.

(L-R): Pipeline System’s Roger Gildea joined Five Star Equipment CEO Bill Farrell, along with James Slater and DJ Craven of Pipeline Systems and Five Star General Manager of  Orchard Park and Waterford, Bill McDonald for a tour of the new facility.
(L-R): Pipeline System’s Roger Gildea joined Five Star Equipment CEO Bill Farrell, along with James Slater and DJ Craven of Pipeline Systems and Five Star General Manager of Orchard Park and Waterford, Bill McDonald for a tour of the new facility.

Situated on 14 acres next door to the company’s previous Orchard Park location, the building features an expansive showroom/reception area with parts counter (seen here), offices for sales and administrative functions, multimedia training room and more.
Situated on 14 acres next door to the company’s previous Orchard Park location, the building features an expansive showroom/reception area with parts counter (seen here), offices for sales and administrative functions, multimedia training room and more.

The parts warehouse includes garage door access for efficient receiving and parts dispatch.
The parts warehouse includes garage door access for efficient receiving and parts dispatch.

ALLU’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Dale Mickle, was ready to greet attendees and discuss his company’s line of material processing attachments.
ALLU’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Dale Mickle, was ready to greet attendees and discuss his company’s line of material processing attachments.

In the outdoor demonstration area, Five Star Equipment Dunmore Branch General Manager Bill Bochicchio Jr. puts a John Deere 650K dozer equipped with Topcon grade control, through its paces.
In the outdoor demonstration area, Five Star Equipment Dunmore Branch General Manager Bill Bochicchio Jr. puts a John Deere 650K dozer equipped with Topcon grade control, through its paces.

Paladin Construction Group’s Ben Allgyer (L) and Christian Jarzab had a variety of attachments on display in the outdoor vendor area, including this Sweepster broom attachment.
Paladin Construction Group’s Ben Allgyer (L) and Christian Jarzab had a variety of attachments on display in the outdoor vendor area, including this Sweepster broom attachment.

Bomag Territory Manager Mark Armel had a variety of asphalt paving equipment on display.
Bomag Territory Manager Mark Armel had a variety of asphalt paving equipment on display.

(L-R): Chuck McNiff and Roger Becker, both of the Town of Clarence, spoke with Fecon’s Joe Cox about the company’s wide range of land clearing equipment.
(L-R): Chuck McNiff and Roger Becker, both of the Town of Clarence, spoke with Fecon’s Joe Cox about the company’s wide range of land clearing equipment.

Pemberton’s John Kinney demonstrates the company’s recently introduced and innovative Bac-Savr forks, featuring a safe and easy way to adjust forks without risk of injury.
Pemberton’s John Kinney demonstrates the company’s recently introduced and innovative Bac-Savr forks, featuring a safe and easy way to adjust forks without risk of injury.

Rockland Manufacturing’s Chris Person welcomes attendees to discuss the company’s range of heavy construction buckets, grapples, rakes, blades, forks and thumbs.
Rockland Manufacturing’s Chris Person welcomes attendees to discuss the company’s range of heavy construction buckets, grapples, rakes, blades, forks and thumbs.

Five Star Equipment celebrated the grand opening of its new facility at 284 Ellicott Rd. in Orchard Park, N.Y., on June 12.
Five Star Equipment celebrated the grand opening of its new facility at 284 Ellicott Rd. in Orchard Park, N.Y., on June 12.