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Leppo Rents acquires Bobcat of Jacksonville in Florida

By Brock Huffstutler

February 12, 2023

Bobcat of JacksonvilleOn Feb. 1, 2023, multi-location construction equipment dealer and rental house Leppo Rents acquired Bobcat of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. The location will now operate as Leppo Rents – Bobcat of Jacksonville. 

Founded in 1945, Leppo Rents is a full-line Bobcat equipment dealer offering sales, rental, service, parts and training. In addition to Bobcat equipment, Leppo carries JLG, it will be the Bandit dealer in North Florida and will carry many other brands. Equipment lines range from compact, heavy construction, and access equipment including track loaders, skid steers, tractors, mowers, excavators, wheel loaders, telehandlers, scissor lifts, boom lifts and more. 

“Tim Stokes, the previous owner, told me the thing he will miss the most is the relationships he has developed at Bobcat of Jacksonville. We are proud that Tim trusts us to take care of customers and staff both as he did and in ways the realities of today’s construction equipment industry did not allow him to do as a single-location dealer. We look forward to being the employer and equipment provider of choice for the greater Jacksonville market,” said Glenn Leppo, chairman of the board of Leppo Rents. 

“With tremendous support from our customers, my team has built something that we are very proud of over the past 13 years. With an amazing reputation, I am excited to see Leppo Rents take Bobcat of Jacksonville to the next level,” Stokes said. 

By acquiring Bobcat of Jacksonville, Leppo Rents says it can better serve the equipment industry in Jacksonville. The company now has three physical locations in Florida: Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Panama City.