The Best rentals, sales & service
In service since 1963
Rentco Equipment Ltd. has been serving the Peace region for over 55 years. We are a strong customer focused, family business that is very proud to be 100% locally owned and operated.
In the beginning the company mostly supplied construction rentals. When the company was bought out each part went to separate buyers, Ken and Marg Head bought Rentco and owned it from 1963-73.
In 1973, Rentco became a Bobcat dealership and a year later George Shields and Rob Wilson bought Rentco. In 1975 George bought Rob Wilson out, purchased Peace Rent All, and opened a location in Peace River.
In 1980 they built a new building on 97th avenue and in 1981 the new shop opened. At the time it was the only building on the road and what we owned could all fit into that one building.
George acquired Diamond Energy in Dawson Creek in 1982, with his partner Tom Leslie, and in 2002 George bought Tom out and he retired.
The location in Fort St. John, BC was opened in 2003 and the Bobcat of the Peace location in Grande Prairie was opened in 2007. In 2014, Head Office moved to its newly built location on 117 Street.
Over the last 55 years, Rentco has grown to be a successful business with locations all across the Peace Region that have the knowledge, expertise, and equipment to help our customers, from homeowners to contractors to the largest mills and plants.
We have locations in four different cities and are a local employer of 115 talented people in the Peace Region.
Our extensive experience has given us the knowledge we need to better serve our customers. We not only know what people are looking for, but also can make recommendations based on what has worked for other clients in the region. This all allows us to help you start a project or know how to fix any problems that may come up during.
Our history, locality, and long term staff have allowed us to build lasting relationships with suppliers, customers, and the community. With employees who have been a part of our company for decades themselves, we know how to assist you.
Ken and Marg Head started Rentco. ~ July 10th, 1963
Rentco became a Melroe Bobcat Dealer.
George Shields and Rob Wilson Purchased Rentco.
George bought Rob Wilson out.
Opened in Peace River. George bought Peace Rent All.
Built a new building on 97 ave.
George acquired Diamond Energy in Dawson Creek with his partner Tom Leslie.
The Peace Country Honda dealership was formed in PR.
George bought Tom Leslie out of Dawson Creek and Tom retired.
Opened a new location in Ft St John BC.
New partners came on board (Including Shannon Anderson, Craig Shields, Gerry Shields, Joan Nellis and Drew Shields who hold ownership today).
Started a Doosan Dealership in GP and FSJ.
Celebrated 50th Anniversary.
Head Office moved into the new shop and Yard.
Bobcat of the Peace renovated and moved into the 97 ave address.
Celebrated 55 Years.