Cooper buys pair of rental companies
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment
Company adds locations with goal of establishing a national network of branches.
Independent equipment rental company Cooper Equipment Rentals has acquired Eze Rent-It Centre in British Columbia and Stayner Rental in Ontario.
Established in 1986, Eze has three locations in the Fraser Valley area, in Chilliwack, Aldergrove and Abbotsford. Russ Walsh, a co-owner of the company, will assist in the transition of the acquisition over the next several months.
“Cooper Equipment Rentals shares the same core values as EZE and the Walsh family,” said Russ Walsh. “We are so happy to have Cooper carry on our business where EZE has operated for 35 years. The future is bright for our team and the communities we operate in.”
Stayner, established in 1989 by Paul and Edina Van Staveren, has one location in Stayner, Ont. Operating as a family business, the company serves the areas of Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Simcoe County, Dufferin County and Grey County.
“This is a great opportunity for our family, our staff and our customers,” said Paul Van Staveren. “We feel the Cooper family will grow and transition our business and take it to the next level, creating greater opportunities for all.”
“We are excited about the expansion of our operations in British Columbia and Southern Ontario,” said Doug Dougherty, CEO of Cooper. “Both EZE Rent-It Centre and Stayner Rental have built solid reputations in the markets they serve. These latest acquisitions move us closer to our goal of establishing a national network of branches where we can deliver industry leading service to customers throughout Canada.”
Cooper has more than 50 branches across Canada, serving contractors in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebecand Atlantic Canada.