JCB last week named Dougherty Equipment Co. as its new full-line dealer covering all of South Carolina with the exception of Hampton, Jasper and Beaufort counties. Dougherty Equipment will rent and sell the full range of JCB construction equipment through four full-service locations. Dougherty has more than 100 certified technicians throughout the state.
“We are pleased to add Dougherty Equipment Co. to our growing dealer network,” said JCB chairman and CEO John Patterson.
Dougherty Equipment is a family-owned business with 13 locations — four in Virginia, three in North Carolina, four in South Carolina and two in Georgia. Owner Mike Dougherty has more than 40 years experience in the equipment industry, having started his career with Yale Lift Trucks as an account salesman in the Chicago area, then moving to Greensboro, N.C., to open his first dealership more than 25 years ago.
“I had peripheral knowledge of JCB and began following them more closely when they built their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Savannah,” said Dougherty. “I have been looking for ways to grow my business and when I heard the success one of my fellow Yale dealers was having by adding the JCB range of equipment, I saw the tremendous opportunity it presented in South Carolina.
Dougherty Equipment Co. will host a series of open houses in South Carolina — June 9 in Greenville, June 10 in Columbia, and June 11 in Charleston.