‘EquipmentShare’ Equipment Rental Facility Breaks Ground in Richmond Hill


EquipmentShare, the national equipment rental company and construction technology solutions provider, broke ground recently on its newest rental location at 145 Thunderbird Drive in Richmond Hill, Georgia.

The red pointer indicates the location of where EquipmentShare will be located after construction is complete

The job of a contractor is filled with many pitfalls. Sourcing equipment can be a nightmare, renting and purchasing equipment can be expensive, and ensuring that equipment is being used at its optimum can be a challenge. EquipmentShare, a United States-based equipment rental and construction technology solutions provider, realizes that the job of contractors could be easier and has built solutions with that goal in mind.

EquipmentShare was established in 2014 by brothers Willy and Jabbok Schlacks. While operating as contractors, they grew frustrated by the limited equipment rental options available to them and felt compelled to come up with a solution. As a company built by contractors for contractors, EquipmentShare’s mission is to use technology and exceptional customer service, to solve contractors’ problems. EquipmentShare first started as a platform for buying, renting, and sharing equipment but has since expanded to renting, selling, and tracking of equipment.

Owning construction equipment can be expensive and a hassle to maintain, so many contractors opt to rent. EquipmentShare offers a wide range of construction rental equipment that contractors can choose from such as aerial lifts, earth moving, safety and shoring, forklifts, and material handling, among other types of equipment. This technology-focused solutions provider works closely with OEMs to ensure that customers get the machinery they need from their preferred manufacturers.

For clients who want to be fleet owners, EquipmentShare has designed product offerings that allow contractors to maximize the benefits of owning their equipment. These offerings provide contractors with tracking, maintenance, and logistics solutions as well as discount insurance and complete asset management with guaranteed monthly income for re-renting their machines.

Whether contractors rent or own equipment, optimizing its usage is critical. As such, EquipmentShare created Track, a cloud-based telematics platform that simplifies, streamlines, and connects the job site. Track allows contractors to be more efficient as they can remotely keep an eye on the movement or performance of equipment, they get alerts when drivers are reckless on the job site, and they can issue digital work orders all from a smart device.  

EquipmentShare currently has 30 rental yards in 12 states. The company also recently earned the Disruptor Award in the Equipment Marketplace category in 2019 by BuiltWorlds Machines 50 for its innovation in the construction industry ahead companies like United Rentals.

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