Canadian Rental Service

Sussex Rent All changes hands

By James Chliboyko   


July 12, 2016 - There are a couple of new business owners in Sussex, New Brunswick, this spring. At the end of March, Craig Brown and Doug Crandall took ownership of Sussex Rent All.

Sussex, a town of 4,300 in Kings County in south-central New Brunswick, is just off the Trans-Canada Highway, halfway between St. John and Moncton. Sussex Rent All has been around for about 10 years, Brown says.

“We took ownership at the end of March,” said Brown. They purchased it from former owners Doug Mitton and Bob Hamilton. It has a work force of four people and is located right on Main Street in Sussex.

“We were looking for a new business to get into and the rental business seemed like a good opportunity,” said Brown. “We brought on Doug, who’s been the manager here for ten years. He knows the ins and outs.”

Brown was born and raised in New Brunswick and lives nearby.


“Our business is 50-50, between contractors and homeowners doing DIY stuff at home,” said Brown. “We have tools and small equipment. We don’t have a lot of big stuff. The mini-excavator is probably about the biggest.”

Brown has no particular plans for the future as he is still learning about the business and attending trade shows. He’s a mechanical engineer by trade, having worked for HVAC giant Trane.

“Right now, I’m just getting feet wet and just learning as much as I can,” said Brown.

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