Based in Colonial Heights, Virginia, Rent-E-Quip was established in 2000 primarily as a tool rental company for construction projects. However, in 2004 it began to expand into the party rental business and by 2008 70% of sales came from party event rentals.
“Evolving into an event rentals business allowed us to reach a broader clientele and to really expand our profits,” explains Warren Darby, owner of Rent-E-Quip. “It was a turning point in our business that also required us to invest in some better tools in order to take on more jobs and stay competitive.”
Tent OX Gives Rent-E-Quip its Competitive Edge
Darby first heard about Tent OX online and was able to see it in action at the MATRA Show in late 2014. He ultimately purchased a Tent OX System comprised of an articulated loader and a full suite of attachments. It was only a few weeks before the system arrived, ready to be integrated into the day-to-day operations of his business.
“I’d say the biggest surprise was how our crew was able to master operating the Tent OX pretty much on day one,” says Darby. “The machine and each tool are extremely user friendly and we gained efficiency almost immediately.”
As for a competitive edge, using Tent OX has allowed Rent-E-Quip to win jobs that require them to work on sensitive materials such as AstroTurf for graduation ceremonies or on pristine wedding properties. “Clients are often in awe of how quickly, but carefully the Tent OX works. It helps take us to a whole new level of professionalism that other companies can’t compete with,” Darby adds.
Continuing to Uncover the Many Benefits of Tent OX
Darby goes on to say, “Nearly every day we discover one more thing we can do with the Tent OX to increase our efficiency. We have changed the way we warehouse materials and have adapted our fleet to easily transport it to every job. It’s hard to imagine how many different ways you can use the Tent OX until you try it first-hand. In this industry, I’ve found the Tent OX is not a luxury – it’s a necessity.”