Cooper Equipment Rentals Ltd., Canada’s leading independent equipment rental company, has acquired Prime Rentals Ltd. Prime Rentals has two locations in Alberta; Lethbridge and nearby Taber. Prime was established in 1979, and over the past few decades has developed a loyal base of customers that rely on it for complete rental solutions.
Prime owners Kim and Trina Tymko will assist Cooper in ensuring a smooth transition of the acquisition over the next several months.
“We are excited about the expansion of our operations in the southern Alberta market with the addition of Prime Rentals’ experienced team of rental professionals, well-rounded equipment fleet and excellent branch facilities,” said Darryl Cooper, president of Cooper Equipment Rentals.
Cooper CEO Doug Dougherty added: “This strategic acquisition strengthens our position in the important Alberta market and allows us to better support customers throughout southern Alberta. It moves us closer to our goal of establishing a national network of branches through which we can deliver best-in-class service to customers throughout Canada.”
“My wife Trina and I take great pride in the business our family has built, and we are deeply committed to Prime Rentals’ employees and customers,” said Prime Rentals president Kim Tymko. “We have every confidence that this transaction will provide meaningful opportunity for our employees and will allow Prime Rentals’ customers to continue receiving the high level of service to which they have become accustomed.”
Established in 1972, Cooper Equipment Rentals, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, now has more than 40 rental locations in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. CER is No. 31 on the RER 100.