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Cooper Equipment Rentals acquires Warner Rentals and Scotty’s Rentals and Landscaping

By Stephen Elliott

July 16, 2023

Cooper Equipment RentalsCooper Equipment Rentals, Toronto, has acquired Warner Rentals and Scotty’s Rentals and Landscaping, expanding Cooper’s branch and specialty footprint in western Canada.  

“Our entire team is excited about these two acquisitions. They reaffirm our ongoing commitment to building a truly Canadian, coast-to-coast equipment rental company,” said Justin Wharton, Cooper’s western Canada director of operations.  

“Adding Warner Rentals and Scotty’s to the Cooper network helps us deliver the Cooper Difference — unsurpassed customer care, the best solutions and deep expertise — at a whole new level in western Canada,” said Doug Dougherty, Cooper CEO. 

Warner Rentals was founded in 1975 by owner Ralph Warner and has five locations in Kamloops, Princeton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm and Scotch Creek, British Columbia. The acquisition of Warner Rentals sees Cooper expand the company’s footprint in the central British Columbia interior. 

“We knew of Cooper’s well-established presence in the market and already have a great working relationship with their team in British Columbia, enhancing our ability to serve customers better across western Canada,” said Ralph Warner, owner, Warner Rentals.  

Headquartered in Rock View County, Alberta, Scotty’s specializes in providing climate control equipment — including heaters, generators and tarping services — as well as fencing for residential construction. The company was founded in 2007. The addition of Scotty’s bolsters Cooper’s climate control division, while also adding a new product line in fencing. 

“We are excited to join the Cooper family. The company being Canadian was a key factor in this decision, and Cooper’s size allows us to continue to service our customers with a variety of equipment solutions,” said Peter Jensen, owner, Scotty’s.