Pine Bush Equipment Co., Inc.

Bomag Americas Inc. and Komatsu America Corp. announced that Komatsu's six company-owned dealerships (Edward Ehrbar, Komatsu Equipment Company, Komatsu Northeast, Komatsu Southwest, Midlantic Machinery and Pine Bush Equipment) have entered into an arrangement for the sale and support of Bomag compaction, milling, paving and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction markets.

As a high school student, Mark Tompkins cut lawns to earn spending money and save for college. At the time, he envisioned spending his future career in a much different field. “I graduated from high school thinking I was going to be a chiropractor,” recalled Mark, who is secretary of Tompkins Excavating.

The PBE Group, consisting of Pine Bush Equipment Co. Inc. and East PBE Inc., entered into a purchase agreement Feb. 5, 2018, with Komatsu, through its subsidiary F and M Equipment Ltd., to purchase the assets of PBE group subject to a period of due diligence and final approval of Komatsu Ltd.

A five-decade friendship. A five-decade business relationship. In the case of Victor P. Zugibe Inc. and Pine Bush Equipment, the relationship is the same. Victor Zugibe already owned a gas station and a sporting goods store when he started a construction company in 1968.

Pine Bush Equipment lived up to its motto “Pushing Excellence” in June with two 60th anniversary parties that celebrated six decades of incredible customer service. On June 11, in Pine Bush, N.Y., and again on June 18, in Newington, Conn., PBE held celebrations for its valued clients that included food, prizes, children's activities with crafts and games, music, and equipment demonstrations.

Pine Bush Equipment marked its 60th anniversary with an open house held, June 11, 2016, at its Pine Bush, N.Y., location. A second open house was held June 18 at its Newington, Conn., location for New England customers. The event featured food, fun and prizes for the whole family, including a children's activity tent with crafts, games and a sandbox to dig in.

Pine Bush Equipment Co. will carry Dynapac rollers, planers and pavers at all three of its locations — Pine Bush and Holmes, N.Y., and Newington, Conn. Established in 1956, Pine Bush Equipment (PBE) offers sales, rentals, parts, service and training for an extensive range of equipment for the construction industry.

Edward “Ted” J. Boniface Sr., owner/partner of Pine Bush Equipment, passed away on Sept. 19, 2013, at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, N.Y. He was 71. The son of the late Edward Boniface and Dorothy Goldsmith Boniface, he was born on May 8, 1942, in Bridgeport, Conn.

When Dorothy Boniface passed away on Aug. 8, 2011, at the age of 87, she left behind a legacy of love, strength, and dedication that will continue through the generations. Dorothy Estelle Goldsmith grew up in Philadelphia and was one of four children raised by a single mom.

Donna Boniface has announced her retirement from Pine Bush Equipment effective Dec. 31, 2011. Boniface went to work for her parents, Ted and Dorothy Boniface, at Pine Bush Equipment in Pine Bush, N.Y. in 1968 at the age of 12. From 1978 until 1986 she worked as the parts manager at the Pine Bush facility.

Pine Bush Equipment held its fifth annual golf tournament for the American Cancer Society at the Town of Wallkill Golf Club in Middletown, N.Y. The tournament, held May 19, is a part of Pine Bush Equipment’s contribution to its Relay For Life annual fundraiser.