Cooper Equipment Rentals acquires Star Rentals

Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited (“Cooper”), an independent equipment rental company in Canada has acquired Star Rentals Ltd. (“Star Rentals”).

Star Rentals is the largest independent equipment rental company in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Established in 1984, Star Rentals services the Metro Vancouver area through its locations in White RockSurreyLangleyAbbotsfordBurnaby and Maple Ridge. Over the past several decades, Star Rentals has developed a reputation for reliable, value-added service and has established a loyal base of customers that rely on the company to provide complete equipment rental solutions. Doug Johnson, the President and principal owner of Star Rentals, will assume a senior role with Cooper, and will help manage and grow Cooper’s business in British Columbia.

“We are excited to enter the B.C. market with the addition of Star Rentals’ impressive team of rental professionals, top-notch equipment fleet and excellent branch facilities,” said Darryl Cooper, President of Cooper.  Doug Dougherty, CEO of Cooper, added, “this strategic acquisition immediately puts us in a leading position in the important Vancouver market and allows us to support customers throughout the Lower Mainland. 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.”

Doug Johnson commented “My partners and I take great pride in business we have built, and we are deeply committed to Star Rentals’ employees and customers. We have every confidence that this transaction will provide meaningful opportunity for our employees and will allow Star Rentals’ customers to continue receiving the high level of service to which they have become accustomed. Cooper’s culture aligns perfectly with Star’s, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the fastest growing independent equipment rental company in Canada.”