Darr Equipment Acquires Houston-Based Adobe Equipment

May 8, 2014

Darr Equipment, a full-service material handling and construction equipment dealer for north, east, and central Texas and all of Oklahoma, has acquired the dealerships of Adobe Equipment Houston LLC. Darr is a JCB dealer and also handles equipment from Mitsubishi, Caterpillar, Sellick, Kalmar and Jungheinrich. The company has a large rental fleet. Based in Southlake, Texas, Darr has branches in Longview, Waco and Texarkana, Texas; Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Ardmore, Okla.

Adobe Equipment has six branch locations in Houston, a branch in Beaumont and a recently opened store in Lake Charles, La. Major material handling equipment lines for Adobe include Caterpillar, Jungheinrich, Kalmar, and Nissan/Unicarriers. Adobe Equipment is also a full-service JCB construction equipment dealer.

“We are excited about Darr’s expansion into the Houston market,” said Darr Equipment president Robert Engstrom. “We’re eager to continue the great legacy established by Adobe in providing best-in-class equipment and quality service to the area’s growing businesses in several market segments, including energy, transportation, distribution and construction.”

The addition of the Adobe Equipment dealerships brings Darr’s employee count to approximately 500 with 15 branches.

“With contiguous territories, common core product lines and highly skilled and motivated personnel, Darr and Adobe are virtually a seamless fit,” said Darr CEO Steve Brooks. “Having the Adobe team on board, we are well positioned to use our strengths to actively engage in the opportunities the Houston market offers.”