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Cooper Equipment Rentals Acquires Rental Companies in British Columbia and Ontario

Dec. 22, 2021
Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited, Canada’s largest independent equipment rental company, has acquired Eze Rent-It Centre in British Columbia and Stayner Rental in Ontario.

Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited, Canada’s largest independent equipment rental company, has acquired Eze Rent-It Centre in British Columbia and Stayner Rental in Ontario.  

Eze, established in 1986, has three locations in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley area: ChilliwackAldergrove and Abbotsford. During the past three decades, Eze has developed a reputation for reliable service and has established a loyal base of customers. Russ Walsh, a co-owner of Eze, will assist in ensuring a smooth transition of the acquisition over the next several months.

"Cooper Equipment Rentals shares the same core values as Eze and the Walsh family,” said Walsh. “We are so happy to have Cooper carry on our business where EZE has operated for 35 years. The future is bright for our team and the communities we operate in."

Stayner was established in 1989 by Paul and Edina Van Staveren and has one location, in Stayner, Ontario, in the central part of the province. A family business, Stayner primarily serves Clearview TownshipWasaga BeachCollingwood, Simcoe County, Dufferin County, and Grey County.

"This is a great opportunity for our family, our staff and our customers," said Paul Van Staveren. "We feel the Cooper family will grow and transition our business and take it to the next level, creating greater opportunities for all."

"We are excited about the expansion of our operations in British Columbia and Southern Ontario," said Doug Dougherty, Cooper CEO. "Both EZE Rent-It Centre and Stayner Rental have built solid reputations in the markets they serve which reflect the values Cooper upholds, including best-in-class reliable service. These latest acquisitions move us closer to our goal of establishing a national network of branches where we can deliver industry leading service to customers throughout Canada."

"We are looking forward to welcoming the solid team of rental professionals at both Eze and Stayner," said Cooper president Darryl Cooper. "They will all be a great addition to the Cooper team, and I am confident they will help deliver the high level of service that Cooper customers across Canada have come to expect."

Established in 1972, Cooper, a portfolio company of Halifax based SeaFort Capital, is the leading independent Canadian full-service construction equipment rental company, with more than 50 branches across Canada servicing contractors in AlbertaBritish ColumbiaOntarioQuebec and Atlantic Canada.

Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Cooper Equipment Rentals is No. 18 on the RER 100.