New Name Returns Contractor Equipment Rentals to Its Roots

Fri December 25, 2009 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Contractor Equipment Rentals had been doing business as a Volvo Rents store since its founding in 2002. The company recently dropped its association with Volvo and will now operate under its original name, Contractor Equipment Rentals Inc.

The corporate headquarters is located at 7617 Narcoossee Road in Orlando; a branch facility is located at 4710 Drane Field Road in Lakeland, and serves the entire Central Florida market.

Gary Tripp, owner and founder, and Carter Schultz, president and CFO, made it clear that while the name had changed the service and equipment would remain the same.

“We have built our reputation on service by providing our customers with top quality, name brand equipment. When a piece of equipment comes off rent we go through it and make sure it is in good operating condition before we send it out again. This means our customers have less downtime and fewer problems with our equipment,” Schultz said.

Contractor Equipment Rentals carries a full line of equipment, from the large excavators on down to mini-excavators, crawler dozers, large vibratory compactors, loaders, motorgraders, soil stabilizers and off road trucks. It also has brooms, skid steer loaders both track and rubber tired, compact loaders, backhoes and trenchers.

Smaller equipment includes air compressors and tools, compactors, concrete tools, generators, landscaping equipment, pumps, rotary hammers and breakers for light industrial uses. For aerial needs, boom lifts, scissor lifts and forklifts also are carried in its fleet.

The ownership and key management of Contractor Equipment Rentals Inc. has a combined total of more than 100 years experience in the equipment rental business.

Key staff includes: Tripp, founder, owner and CEO; Schultz, president and CFO; Scott Stevens, senior sales representative in Orlando; John Spigner, senior sales representative in Lakeland; Michael Tripp, sales representative Orlando; Keith Sikes, service manager; and Del Araujo, rental manager.

Locally owned and operated, Contractor Equipment Rentals Inc. is a U.S.veteran-owned small business.