East County Rentals offers top of the line equipment


“We guarantee to have the best price out there and we have good quality equipment,” owner Steve Hensley told the Herald. “And you don’t have to travel an hour to get there.”

Founded in 1994, East County Rentals (ECR) in Elma has the sound philosophy of providing a quality service at a fair price. East County Rentals is a family-owned company that prides itself in providing the best service to its customers.

“We will deliver anywhere,” Hensley said. “And, with our sister arrangements, we have hundreds of more things we can get for you to rent.”

A native or Arizona, Hensley has lived in Grays Harbor for 21 years. “I love it here,” Hensley said. “I love the green. I do a lot of hiking. I just like everything about it.”

Hensley was in banking (commercial lending) for 21 years in Arizona, Idaho and Utah.

“Having been in banking helps me in business; it gives me the financial background of knowing what it takes to make things succeed,” Hensley said, “I financed a couple of these types of businesses before. That’s what got me interested in the first place.”

East County Rentals donates in a big way to local Little Leagues, soccer clubs, schools and churches. “Over the years, we’ve donated up to $15,000 to many local groups (including) fairs, churches, Little League, schools – certainly you won’t see that from companies out of the area.”

Steve and his wife, Callie of 39 years, have five children, including four sons and one daughter.

For a relatively small company ECR has a very good-sized inventory for your rental needs. Their equipment is top of the line and well maintained. If they do not have the type of equipment that you are looking for, East County Rentals has connections with all the major rental companies in the area to get you just what you need.

”We do everything that is possible to provide a quality experience and would appreciate any feedback on how to improve,” Hensley added.

Here are some types of equipment available at East County Rentals Inc.: rototillers, post hole diggers, power hand tools, generators, sheetrock jacks, electric and pneumatic jackhammers, wood chippers, air compressors, pressure washers, ditchwitch-trenching, log splitters, scaffolding, fans, cement tools, aerators/thatchers/sod cutters, chain saws, trimmers, power saws, concrete saws, tile saws, paint sprayers and texture guns, scissor lifts, pumps, survey equipment, Kubota backhoe, Kubota KX80 excavator, Kubota KX71 excavator, Cat D4G dozer, skid steer/Bobcat, blowers and dryers, plate compactors, sewer snakes, boom lifts (genie 60’ 4 x 4, boom lifts (Snorkel 42’), lawn mowers and edgers. For more information, visit the office or call 360-482-4131.

East County Rentals Inc. is located at 74 Schouweller Road (off Highway 12) in Elma.