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Cooper Equipment announces acquisition of EZE Rent-It Centre and Stayner Rental


January 3, 2022
By Cooper Equipment Rental

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Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited  has announced today that it has acquired Eze Rent-It Centre in British Columbia and Stayner Rental in Ontario.

Established in 1986, EZE has three locations in the Fraser Valley area: Chilliwack, Aldergrove and Abbotsford. Over the past three decades, EZE has developed a reputation for reliable service and has established a loyal base of customers that rely on them to provide equipment rental solutions. Russ Walsh, a co-owner of EZE, will assist in ensuring a smooth transition of the acquisition over the next several months.

“Cooper Equipment Rentals shares the same core values as EZE and the Walsh family. We are so happy to have Cooper carry on our business where EZE has operated for 35 years. The future is bright for our team and the communities we operate in,” said Russ Walsh.

Stayner was established in 1989 by Paul and Edina Van Staveren and has one location, in Stayner, Ontario. Operating as a family business, Stayner has built a reputation for providing quality equipment, fair pricing and personalized customer service to Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Simcoe County, Dufferin County, and Grey County.

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“This is a great opportunity for our family, our staff and our customers,” said Paul Van Staveren. “We feel the Cooper family will grow and transition our business and take it to the next level, creating greater opportunities for all.”

“We are excited about the expansion of our operations in British Columbia and Southern Ontario,” said Doug Dougherty, CEO of Cooper. “Both EZE Rent-It Centre and Stayner Rental have built solid reputations in the markets they serve which reflect the values Cooper upholds, including best-in-class reliable service. These latest acquisitions move us closer to our goal of establishing a national network of branches where we can deliver industry leading service to customers throughout Canada.”

“We are looking forward to welcoming the solid team of rental professionals at both EZE and Stayner,” said Cooper President Darryl Cooper. “They will all be a great addition to the Cooper team, and I am confident they will help deliver the high level of service that Cooper customers across Canada have come to expect.”