• facebook.jpg

  • linkedin.jpg

  • twitter.jpg

  • instagram.jpg

Continuous service for more than 70 years...

 

Equipment Sales & Service Limited has been keeping Canada's heavy equipment up & running for more than 70 years. Every day, we prove our commitment to maximizing up time and productivity for customers at work in construction, demolition, road building, mining, aggregates, forestry and more. In addition to being the authorized dealer for many of today's most respected equipment brands in the equipment industry, ESS is renowned as Canada's largest supplier of aftermarket equipment parts and as an experienced specialist in undercarriage service. We have won Canada's Best Managed Companies award for 5 consecutive years (2011-2015)

 

In Western Canada, we proudly represent equipment and parts lines from a full range of original equipment manufacturers including Link-Belt Cranes, LBX, and Terex trucks to serve the construction, mining and forestry industries.

 

In Central Canada, ESS is the full-line distributor for Komatsu equipment, Link-Belt Cranes and Soilmec foundation drill rigs, serving construction, infrastructure and demolition contractors throughout Ontario. We also meet our customers' needs with complete lines of parts suited to any application and any make or model.

 

In Quebec, our ESStrac facility provides the best in aftermarket parts & service to the customers in the Montreal region.

 

Equipment Sales & Service was founded in 1946, ranking it with Canada's oldest and most established equipment companies. Now in our third generation as a private family-owned business, ESS retains the flexibility to respond to customer needs quickly, and to keep pace with our rapidly changing global economy. ESS takes pride in delivering a personal standard of service to customers based on our traditional values of hard work, integrity and shared responsibility. In addition to our sales of heavy equipment, ESS is one of Canada's largest national service providers, supporting all makes of machinery with factory-trained service technicians and the nation's largest inventory of OEM, wear parts and aftermarket parts. Our commitment to customer service is matched by our commitment to ESS employees. Our safety policy and staff training programs are designed to keep ESS personnel healthy, productive and at the top of the equipment service professions.

Company History

  1. 1946

    • Founder - Bill Willis
    • Started on Queen St.
    • Became Lima Distributor
  2. 1947

    • Bill Fox Started
  3. 1948

    • Moved to Lawrence Ave.
  4. 1950

    • Recession
  5. 1951

    • Wm. Deuek hired
    • Became Link-Belt Distributor
  6. 1953

    • Became Let. Westinghouse
    • Distributor for scrapers
  7. 1957

    • Art Titmarsh hired
  8. 1960

    • Dan Wood hired
  9. 1961

    • Orv Elliott hired
  10. 1962

    • Moved to 1030 Martin Grove Road
  11. 1963

    • Michael Willis hired
    • Became Eaton Yale & Towne Distributor
    • Trojan Loaders
  12. 1966

    • Became Wabco Distributor
    • Off-Highway Trucks
  13. 1968

    • 32 truck order at INCO
  14. 1969

    • Peter Willis hired
    • Vic Boyd hired
  15. 1970

    • New company logo
    • Becane Dynahoe Distributor
    • Opened Sudbury branch
  16. 1971

    • Became Adams Grader Distributor
  17. 1972

    • Rene Noel hired
    • Jim Ellsmere hired
    • Became AGL Distributor
  18. 1973

    • Bill Willis dies
    • Win. Deuel President
  19. 1974

    • Jim Walsh hired
  20. 1977

    • New computer system started
    • Peter Willis Parts/Service VP
    • Opeed Ottawa branch
  21. 1978

    • Purchase of W.E. Bolts assets (Alberta)
    • Opened branch in Calgary & Edmonton
    • Became Esco (alberta & BC) distributor
  22. 1980

    • New addition to 1030 Martin Grove Road
    • Recession West National Energy Policy
    • Purchase of W.J. Knox Assets (Esco)
    • Workshare Program
  23. 1981

    • Became Barber Greene distributor
  24. 1982

    • Became International Harvester distributor
    • Open House & auction at Martin Grove Rd. Large truck orders. Tunisia/Sira Lanka
    • Purchases assets of Fedquip
    • Branches Timmins Sudbury SSM
  25. 1984

    • New Edmonton Branch built
    • Rene Noel Hired
    • Mike Smith Hired
    • Large Link-Belt order Pakistan
  26. 1985

    • Policy changes from rental business to outright sales
  27. 1986

    • Opened Tumbler Ridge branch
  28. 1987

    • Edmonton Tornado
  29. 1989

    • Bryan Hardman Hired
  30. 1990

    • Acquired assets of Dow Equipment (Buffalo)
    • Opened Branches: Buffalo, Rochester & Olean
    • 1990 Recession
  31. 1991

    • Built Rochester building
  32. 1992

    • Open Branch Sparwood BC
    • Win. Deuel Chair of Board
  33. 1993

    • George Parps hired
    • Became Berco distributor
    • Opened branch in Montreal
    • Acquired assets of Les Equipment Chouinard
  34. 1994

    • Roger Short Hired
  35. 1995

    • Acquired assets of ITT Ltd (Stoney Creek) Open Service Branch in Stoney Creek, ON
    • Became Kawasaki distributor
  36. 1996

    • Acquired assets of Trakmaster LTd (Vancouver)
    • Open branch in Surrey BC
    • 50th Anniversary Party
    • Michael Willis became President. Peter Willis became Chair of Board
  37. 1998

    • 50% partnership in Carwil LLC Nevada
  38. 1999

    • Jodie Willis Hired
  39. 2001

    • Became Komatsu distributor. Branches: Toronto, Ottawa, London, & Sudbury
  40. 2003

    • Mark Finkelstein Hired - CFO
  41. 2004

    • Meghan (Willis) Paton hired
  42. 2007

    • Acquired 1032 Martin Grove Rd
    • Hired Mike Kashty - CFO
  43. 2010

    • Hired Drew Paton
  44. 2011

    • Hired Simon Willis
    • Winner of Canada's 50 Best Co. Award
  45. 2012

    • Hired Paul Dingley
    • Hired Morgan Cronin - President
    • Winner of Canada's 50 Best Co. Award
  46. 2013

    • Became MAEDA Cranes distributor
    • Winner of Canada's 50 Best Managed Company Award
  47. 2014

    • Winner of Canada's Best Managed Co. Award
  48. 2015

    • Winner of Canada's Best Managed Co. Award - Gold Standard
    • Acquired Adjacent Property for Edmonton Branch
    • Became Terex Truck Distributor - Alberta, NWT
    • Became Morbark Distributor: Alberta
  49. 2016

    • Winner of Canada's Best Managed Co. Award - Gold Standard
    • Became distributor: TEI rock drill
    • Became Soilmec distributor: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchawan, Quebec, PEI, NFLD & Labrador

Copyright 2017 by Equipment Sales & Service Limited. All Rights Reserved