Great Southern Equipment Company

For five decades, founder Ray Ferwerda Sr. and his son Ray Fewerda Jr. have been proud to serve the state of Florida thru GS Equipment Inc. What started out from a single location has spread to five locations across the entire state of Florida. While it’s gotten larger, GS Equipment has always maintained the attitude of a small business, using attention to detail in dealing with all of its customers. What has held the company together over the years is a philosophy of open communication, not only with the customer, but within the ranks as well. The kind of environment has fostered a great sense of teamwork, which has enabled GS Equipment to prosper and succeed.



VIDEO: Contractor Holds Virtual 'Clinic' for Dredging, Recycling Job

Heavy and marine construction specialists Murray Logan Construction is holding a virtual "clinic" on best practices for dredging and recycling of materials removed from a complete rebuild job site in Palm Beach, Fla....


Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. Engages Dealers in First Virtual Dealer Meeting

While Zoom meetings and Webinars seem to be the preferred method of meetings in the COVID-19 era, Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) decided to step it up and produce a full-on TV production virtual meeting....


Mohawk Doubles Up on Sennebogen 718s for Government Tree Care Projects

A new purpose-built Sennebogen 718 tree care handler proved to be so effective in its road maintenance and storm recovery work, Joe Rutkowski decided he better get another one. Rutkowski is COO of Mohawk Valley Materials Inc., based in Rome, N.Y....


GSE Holds Sennebogen Demo in Live Oak, Florida

Great Southern Equipment (GSE) rolled into Live Oak, Fla., with a Sennebogen 718E on Jan. 21 for a two-day demo event. Despite a couple of chilly days in North Florida, the sun was out and the machine worked flawlessly....


One Sennebogen Purchase Leads to Another for Mohawk

Mohawk Valley Materials Inc. , based in Rome, N.Y., and its satellite office in Freeport, Fla., found the machine that was a perfect fit for its operations in the Florida Panhandle. The machine was such a good match that it just bought a second from Great Southern Equipment (GSE)....


United Bros. Taps Solid Power of Gorilla Hydraulic Hammer

United Bros. Development Corp. of Jacksonville, Fla., needed another hydraulic hammer — the ultimate question would be which one? Though he had used other hammers by various manufacturers over the years, David Dostie, president of United Bros., decided to try something different after reaching out to his dealer, Great Southern Equipment — a Gorilla hammer....


Florida Firm Purchases Vacall Recycler From GSE

With less than a year under its belt, Atlantic Pipe Services, a trenchless underground utilities contractor based in Sanford, Fla., needs to maximize efficiency as much as possible. That's why the company recently purchased a Vacall Recycler truck from Great Southern Equipment (GSE)....


GSE Demos Vacall AJV Recycler for Florida Municipality

On June 21 representatives of Great Southern Equipment Company (GSE), including Jared Wilson, environmental specialist, and Tommy Marks, vice president of sales (Orlando), met with city of Edgewater, Fla., municipal workers to demonstrate the features and benefits of a Vacall All Jet Vac (AJV)....


Great Southern Construction Equipment Opens in Tallahassee

Great Southern Construction Equipment Co. recently announced the opening of a new branch facility in Midway (Tallahassee), Fla. Ray Ferwerda Jr., president and CEO, said in announcing the opening, "We were recently awarded the Gradall account in North Florida that includes the Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Ocala territories....


Great Southern Construction Equipment Crushes It

Great Southern Construction Equipment recently hosted the Orlando Exotic Car Club as it toured sites in the Orlando area. Great Southern's part in the day was providing equipment to crush four classic cars including Jaguars and a Mercedes Benz....






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