Cooper Equipment Rentals acquires Star Rentals

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Cooper Equipment Rentals is entering the British Columbia market following its acquisition of Star Rentals Ltd.

Star Rentals is the biggest independent equipment rental company in the Lower Mainland of the province.

Star Rentals, established in 1984, serves the Metro Vancouver Area through its locations in White Rock, Surrey, Abbotsford, Langley, Burnaby and Maple Ridge.

Over the past several years, Star Rentals developed a reputation for reliable service and has established a loyal customer base that rely on the company to provide complete equipment rental solutions.

“We are excited to enter the B.C. market with the addition of Star Rentals’ impressive team of rental professionals, top-notch equipment fleet and excellent branch facilities,” said Cooper Rentals President Darryl Cooper.

Doug Johnson, the president and principal owner of Star Rentals, will assume a senior role with Cooper, and will help manage and grow Cooper’s business in British Columbia.

“My partners and I take great pride in business we have built, and we are deeply committed to Star Rentals’ employees and customers,” Johnson said.

“We have every confidence that this transaction will provide meaningful opportunity for our employees and will allow Star Rentals’ customers to continue receiving the high level of service to which they have become accustomed. Cooper’s culture aligns perfectly with Star’s, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the fastest growing independent equipment rental company in Canada.”

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Established in 1972, Cooper Rentals is an independent Canadian full-service construction equipment rental company, serving Ontario and parts of Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia through its 39 locations.

Cooper specializes in compact equipment and aerial rentals and offers a broad range of construction equipment and supplies.

The acquisition of Star Rentals, takes Cooper Equipment one step closer to becoming a coast-to-coast rental provider.

“This strategic acquisition immediately puts us in a leading position in the important Vancouver market and allows us to support customers throughout the Lower Mainland, said Cooper CEO Doug Dougherty.

“It moves us closer to our goal of establishing a national network of branches through which we can deliver best-in-class service to customers throughout Canada.”