Cooper Equipment Rentals Acquires Warner Rentals Ltd. and Scotty’s Rentals and Landscaping Ltd. in Western Canada

July 12, 2023
Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited continues its growth as a national Canadian equipment rental company with the acquisition of British Columbia's Warner Rentals Ltd. and Alberta's Scotty’s Rentals and Landscaping Ltd.

Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited continues its growth as a national Canadian equipment rental company with the acquisition of British Columbia’s Warner Rentals Ltd. and Alberta’s Scotty’s Rentals and Landscaping Ltd.

Warner Rentals was founded in 1975 by owner Ralph Warner and currently has five British Columbia locations: in Kamloops, Princeton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm and Scotch Creek. Over the past 48 years, Warner Rentals has become a staple of the communities it serves, with a reputation for quality, integrity, and community involvement. The acquisition of Warner Rentals gives Cooper significant growth in the central British Columbia interior and intensifies its service coverage in the rapidly growing and important western Canadian market. The company features a general construction rental inventory.

“Our entire team is excited about these two acquisitions. They reaffirm our on-going commitment to building a truly Canadian, coast-to-coast equipment rental company,” said Justin Wharton, Cooper’s western Canada director of operations. 

“Adding Warner Rentals and Scotty’s to the Cooper network helps us deliver the Cooper Difference – unsurpassed customer care, the best solutions and deep expertise – at a whole new level in western Canada,” said Cooper CEO Doug Dougherty. 

 “Warner Rentals brings a highly experienced and respected team to the Cooper family, sharing the same deep passion for customers and community.” said Rob Potter, British Columbia regional manager for Cooper. 

“We knew of Cooper’s well-established presence in the market and already have a great working relationship with their team in British Columbia, enhancing our ability to serve customers better across western Canada,” said Ralph Warner, owner of Warner Rentals.

Headquartered in Rock View County, Alberta, Scotty’s specializes in providing climate control equipment – including heaters, generators, and tarping services – as well as fencing for residential construction. Since its founding in 2007, the company has built a reputation for providing excellent service and support. 

The addition of Scotty’s bolsters Cooper’s climate control division, while also adding a new product line in fencing. 

“We are excited to join the Cooper family,” said Peter Jensen, owner of Scotty’s. “The company being Canadian was a key factor in this decision, and Cooper’s size allows us to continue to service our customers with a variety of equipment solutions. Our team is looking forward to continuing to deliver the exceptional service we have built our business on, while being part of a larger company that is also committed to servicing local communities with a customer-first approach.”

"These acquisitions not only exemplify our unwavering commitment to expanding our presence in western Canada but also reinforce our dedication to providing top-tier rental solutions to all major markets across Canada,” said Brian Spilak, chief operating officer, Cooper Equipment Rentals. “By integrating the strengths of Warner Rentals and Scotty’s with our own, we are poised to continue to deliver an unmatched level of service and support to customers across many new markets.” 

Cooper Equipment Rentals, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, now has 68 rental locations in six provinces. The company is No. 15 on the RER 100.