Tates Rents is a third-generation family owned Idaho business. In 1946, Paul Tate began the Safeway Scaffolding Company on the second floor of a building at 16th and Main in Boise. The company’s first delivery truck was made up of Ford, Plymouth and assorted other parts. It cost $650. Pick-ups were hard to come by after World War II, explaining both the cost and composition of the vehicle. Later, a new 1949 one-ton International truck was acquired that served faithfully until the seventies when it was traded away.
Over the years, ladders, liquefied gas, Ramset and Porter Cable tools, and other lines were added to the scaffolding inventory. In the early fifties the property at 2923 Idaho Street was purchased and served as the headquarters for many years.
In 1962, Syd came to work with his father in what was then called Tate Scaffolding and Power Tool Company. Syd opened the first branch store between Main and Fairview on 23rd Street. Upon Paul’s partial retirement in 1969, Syd became President and the 23rd street location was closed and consolidated back at 30th and Idaho. In the early eighties, with the help of Jim Hawkes, an advertising consultant, the company refined its marketing efforts and changed its name to Tates Rents.
In the nineties, the third generation of owners; Eric Tate, Trent Tate, Paula Bramble and Clint Tate allowed Syd to retire and continue to have active roles in the company. Tates remains committed to taking care of our customers and to providing legendary service and equipment to the people of the Treasure Valley and beyond.
AIR COMPRESSORS AIR TOOLS AUTOMOTIVE TOOLS BACKHOES BITS & BLADES CLEANING OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT COMPACTION EQUIPMENT CONCRETE EQUIPMENT DEMOLITION/HAMMER DRILL DETECTORS EXCAVATORS FASTENING EQUIPMENT FLOORING TOOLS FORKLIFTS GENERATORS & LIGHTS HEATING AND COOLING HOUSEHOLD EQUIPMENT HYDRAULIC TOOLS IMPLEMENTS JACKS & HOISTS LADDERS LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT (DIRT) LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT (GRASS) LAWN & GARDEN TRIMMING EQUIPMENT LEVELS & TRANSITS LP TANKS & ACCESSORIES MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT MIXERS MOVING EQUIPMENT PAINTING & WALLPAPER TOOLS PLUMBING EQUIPMENT POWER TOOLS PUMPS SAFETY EQUIPMENT SCAFFOLDING SKID LOADERS TRACTORS TRAILERS TRENCHERS WASHING EQUIPMENT WELDING ACCESSORIES WORK PLATFORMS & AERIAL LIFTS
BUY USED EQUIPMENT
BUY NEW EQUIPMENT
BRANDS WE CARRY
Tates Rents is a dealer for many leading brands of construction equipment and although we do not stock new inventory for sale, we are able to obtain it for your needs as requested. Feel free to call, or email us for pricing.
Phone: (208) 919-1894
E-mail: [email protected]
PARTS FOR COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT
We offer over 50,000 parts from more than 100 suppliers, including Stihl.
- In-stock inventory plus special orders
- Pick up your parts at any Tates Rents store or at the Service and Parts facility in Meridian
BUY NEW STIHL EQUIPMENT
Tates Rents is an authorized Stihl dealer. Visit our Meridian location or give us a call to shop our available Stihl products and accessories.
- In-stock inventory plus special orders
- Complete warranty and repair service
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LOCATIONS & HOURS
Click on the links below for information:
Accounts Payable: (208) 383-5050
Accounts Receivable: (208) 383-5051
Corporate Office: (208) 338-5861
Joe Plehal: (208) 919-1894
Sam Castillo: (208) 570-9603
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CAREERS AT TATES RENTS
Looking for a career? Tates Rents, a family owned, 3rd generation local company was voted one of the Best Places to Work in Idaho - We are looking for quality, hard-working team players. We have several open positions, you can check them out and fill in an online application. www.tatesrents.comPosted by Tates Rents Inc. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019