Chamber Business of the Week
Article and photo by Abby Hess, Quill Staff Writer
Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week is Rental Supply.
Three years into serving the West Plains community, Rental Supply at 2350 McFarland Drive has grown from offering tools and equipment to providing safety training regarding maintenance of heavy machinery.
The company started in 2013 with two locations, one in O’Fallon near Columbia and another in Republic, said Operations Manager David Harris. In 2016, Rental Supply opened a location on McFarland Drive in West Plains and immediately joined the Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce.
Three employees at the West Plains location – counter sales representative Anthony Eding, mechanic Eric Brummel and Dave Harris – rent, sell, maintain and repair tools and equipment for a variety of construction and improvement projects, and for those needing heavy equipment, delivery service is offered.
“Our customer service is second to none and we pride ourselves on ‘Making it Happen in West Plains,’” said Harris. “We offer a full line of equipment for any size of job from small hand tools, concrete equipment, dirt equipment, forklifts and boom lifts that can reach 135 feet in the air. We are bringing a locally-owned business that can fill big needs and can be a partner in your project. Our great asset is if we don’t have it sitting at our location then we have the ability to bring it from other stores to fill the need.”
Harris said Rental Supply works with plant maintenance managers, construction companies, homeowners and municipal and state governments to make sure they have the proper equipment for their job. This year, Rental Supply began offering safety training for professionals working on specific types of heavy machinery.
“Starting in 2019 we now offer safety training for construction and plant maintenance personnel on aerial (lift) and forklift,” said Harris. “We are able to set up a course in a class environment to properly train and certify your workers then provide them with a three-year safety card.”
Opening the West Plains location has been good for business, said Harris, and the future looks bright.
“West Plains has been a great location for us and we look forward in building stronger relationships in the community,” he said. “We are excited to grow in the community, expand our product line and become a great partner with local businesses.”
Business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. To learn more, visit www.rental-supply.com, follow @rentalsupplywp on Facebook or call 257-RENT (7368).