Luby Opens New Location in Fast-Growing O’Fallon, MO

Sat July 03, 2004 - Midwest Edition

Luby Equipment Services, headquartered in Fenton, MO, serves the construction, industrial and mining industries in Missouri and Illinois with additional locations in Cape Girardo, MO, and Quincy, IL. The company officially opened its newest location in O’Fallon, MO, on March 1.

“St. Charles county is one of the fastest growing counties in the country,” said Bob Luby, president of Luby Equipment.“We wanted to have a presence there and participate in the sales and rental activity in the area.”

The new store in O’Fallon is located on Mexico Road near the Lake St. Louis overpass on I-70. The building, situated on 5 acres with good visibility to I-70, consists of three service bays and a parts, sales and service department.

“We are trying to emphasis our rental capabilities with a full complement of late model equipment with the ability to deliver equipment to the jobsites on time,” said Luby. “We serve the rental market with hundreds of pieces of equipment in our four locations. Our primary product is Case construction equipment products.”

The company also sells and rents Daewoo products, Indeco breakers, Atlas Copco drills, Sullivan compressors, Rayco and Morbark wood products and recently added GME trench boxes.

Luby said, “Our O’Fallon store is currently manned by Dennis Gray, responsible for rentals, sales and parts, and Cory Tobias, responsible for our service function.

“We are thrilled that after three months of operation, we are slightly ahead of our forecast for rentals and parts sales,” said Luby. In addition, Luby noted that the new location has resulted in several skid steer and loader backhoe sales.

Luby Equipment Services was founded in 1975 as a heavy industrial repair company called Maintenance and Equipment Company. The name was changed to Luby Equipment to reflect the family nature of the company, according to Luby.

Luby’s background, which has spanned 40 years, is in construction equipment and includes an association with Caterpillar and other equipment dealers in St. Louis.

“I was fortunate enough to be able to buy the FiatAllis dealership in 1989 and subsequently the Case Power and Equipment dealership in 1992,” said Luby.