SE Equipment Inc. Expands With Two New Dealerships

Tue February 02, 2010 - Southeast Edition
Jennifer Hetrick

The new Bobcat of Charleston welcomed new employee David Adams, parts department.
The new Bobcat of Charleston welcomed new employee David Adams, parts department.
The new Bobcat of Charleston welcomed new employee David Adams, parts department. Steve Duncan, who has relocated from SE Equipment’s Bobcat of Greenville location, is now manager of Bobcat of Savannah. Mike Gardiner has joined the sales team at the new Bobcat of Charleston location. The Bobcat of Savannah facility. The Bobcat of Charleston, which is now under the management of Todd Owens.

SE Equipment Inc. recently expanded into two new areas, bringing the number of Bobcat dealerships in the group up from three to five.

Bobcat of Charleston, S.C.’s new location is being managed by Todd Owens and will have three new employees, David Adams in parts, Mike Gardiner in sales and Martin Moran in field service. SE Equipment Inc. also added Bobcat of Savannah, Ga., to the organization. Steve Duncan, who had worked at SE’s Greenville location since 2005, has relocated to Savannah to lead that branch.

According to John Hopper, general manager, SE Equipment, the decision to expand in difficult times was really a matter of keeping to the company’s standards. “While the economy is tough it brings about opportunity and our strategy hasn’t changed. We still want to acquire Bobcat stores in a contiguous territory to allow us to better serve our customers,” Hopper said.

The expansion, continued Hopper, “provides a consistent experience for our customers. We offer the highest level of service and by being able to operate anywhere in the region, we are able to have our customers deal with the same people no matter what part of the region they’re in.”

In the future, SE Equipment plans to continue expanding in “contiguous territory to be able to increase our coverage to represent the Bobcat line. Our strategy is to grow our business and number of operations. Adding these new facilities to the three we already had, Spartanburg, Greenville and Columbia, has been a big step for us. We especially want to recognize the management team for their efforts in making this move happen seamlessly,” Hopper concluded.