National Equipment Dealers Acquires Richardson Services

Oct. 1, 2021
The acquisition will expand the NED organization in South Carolina, where NED is represented by MAY-RHI in Columbia and Summerville.

National Equipment Dealers has acquired Richardson Service 1991 Inc., better known as Richardson Services. The acquisition will expand the NED organization in South Carolina, where NED is represented by MAY-RHI in Columbia and Summerville. Richardson Service 1991 Inc. is located in Conway, S.C., about 40 minutes northwest of Myrtle Beach.

“The Richardson Service team is excited about its new partnership with the NED organization,” said Paul Harmer, owner and founder of Richardson Service. “This partnership brings together a vast knowledge base and a wide range of products and services, that we look forward to sharing with our current and future customers. Richardson Service is committed to this new relationship along with maintaining those that have supported us over the last 30 years.”

This acquisition will greatly enhance the NED product portfolio in South Carolina to include leading forestry and mulching equipment like Barko, CMI, and Prinoth, NED officials said. In addition to these legacy equipment lines, the Richardson Services team will also represent the full line of Hyundai Construction Equipment, Manitou equipment, Sakai compaction equipment, Yanmar compact equipment, and Bell articulated trucks.

“On behalf of National Equipment Dealers, we are excited and privileged to have the Richardson Services team join NED’s team in our growth plan,” said Mitch Nevins, CEO, NED LLC. “The experienced and specialized group of professionals that Richardson brings to the NED family, will only enhance our ability to service a broader and more diverse customer base. We look forward to getting to work with and grow NED’s business with this new acquisition.”

National Equipment Dealers, LLC, has a strong rental, sales, and service presence across four states with three heavy equipment affiliate companies including Four Seasons Equipment in Texas, May-RHI, located in North and South Carolina, and Earthmovers Construction Equipment, located in Florida. The dealerships represent many brands of construction equipment, industrial equipment, and attachments. Some brands are represented across all companies, like Hyundai Construction Equipment and Bell Trucks. Many other brands are represented in specific regions, including Manitou, Mustang, Gehl, Yanmar, Bomag, Dynapac, Sakai, Kinshoffer, K-TEC, Denis Cimaf, Werk Brau, Pemberton Attachments, Tana, Humdinger Equipment, Fuchs Material Handlers, Lamtrac, Builtrite Attachments Rockland Mft. and many more.

Richardson Service 1991 Inc. has provided heavy equipment sales and service solutions to customers throughout South Carolina and beyond since its founding in 1991. The company started as a quick repair shop in Conway, S.C., and has since grown to become a well-known dealership, specializing in construction equipment, forestry equipment and compact equipment.

The entire Richardson Services team including, the previous owner and founder Paul Harmer, will remain with the company. Harmer and his team will continue to provide service and support to their customers throughout the region.

“I couldn’t be more excited to work with Paul Harmer and his team,” said Jesse Beasley, vice president east coast operations for NED. “His footprint and specialized equipment offering allows NED to further service our customers throughout the entire network. These are exciting times to be with such a great company and watch it grow.”

The new branch in Conway will be the first location among the NED companies to be renamed as NED (National Equipment Dealers). Over the following months, National Equipment Dealers will continue to re-brand all of the remaining MAY-RHI, Earthmovers Construction Equipment, and Four Seasons Equipment branch locations under the same NED brand name for improved name recognition, company efficiencies and customer support.

National Equipment Dealers, based in Lexington, N.C., is No. 63 on the RER 100.