About Us

Equipment City is the Ozarks only Automotive Equipment Distributor and manufacturer representative that focuses on a completely comprehensive investment process, as well as service after the sale. We can help you through every step of setting up a new shop, or upgrading your existing equipment. We are the only sales company serving southwest Missouri performing service to all major brands of equipment, including Hunter Engineering equipment.

Services include:

  • Automotive Car and Truck Lift Installation, Moving, Repairs, Accessories and Annual Inspections.
  • Robinair AC Machine Installation, Training, Repairs, Accessories and Annual Maintenence.
  • Tire Changer Installation, Training, Repair, and Accessories.
  • Wheel Balancers Installation, Training, Repair, and Accessories.
  • Oil Delivery Equipment Installation, Repair, Training and Accessories for Graco Brand Equipment.

 

Alemite

 

Bend Pak

 

Benwil Lift

Branick

Challenger

Coats

Corghi

Direct Lift

Graco

Hunter

Ingersol Rand

Launch

Norco

Ranger

Robinair

Rotary

RTI

 
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The major difference between us and a catalog is our level of commitment to make your purchase and ownership of all your equipment a positive experience. We continue to work for you after the sale. For example, did you know that the majority of service calls do not require parts? Without the burden of parts expense, we can afford to do everything possible to get you up and running over the phone. We help hundreds of our customers every year repair their own equipment without service calls or down time. When you buy equipment from us, we feel obligated to do everything we can to help you in every way possible, and for as little as possible. If that means we give our hard earned experience away for free over the phone, then that is exactly what we will do.
We serve everything in Missouri, with a focus on a 100 mile radius around Springfield. We also serve all of northern Arkansas, with representatives making regular trips in Mountain Home, Harrison, Springdale and the surrounding area.
 
   

Equipment City began in 1999, under the name, Hunter Service.  At that time, we were Technical and training representatives for Hunter Engineering. As product representatives, we were able to provide service, training and installations for over 275 tire and alignment shops in the Ozarks. Our our contract with Hunter Engineering expired in September 2005 and we were officially indepedent. In the next two years, we increased our customer base to well over 700, and represent two international manufacturers, as well as distributors for over 60 other brands.

  • In 2003, we incorporated under the name, Vandelay Industries, Inc. Before you ask, yes, I am a Seinfeld fan.

  • In 2004, we hired our first service technician, Charles Bullock, and began offering same day, next day service to all our customers. Charles stayed on until 2008, moving on to manage the equipment at a factory in Texas. 

  • September, 2005 we became an independent  representative for Bear Engineering, and distributors for some of the best brands in the industry such as Corghi tire changers and balancers, Kwik-Way machining and undercar equipment,

  • October 2005, Jacob Anderson joined our team as our lead service technician. He stayed with us for over seven years, leaving in 2012 to finalize his degree at MSU in the Math department.

  • Late 2005, we established a network of distributors to supply all regions with a wider variety of brands and supplies, making the customer's purchasing experience much more satisfying, and comprehensive.

  • Between late 2005, until mid 2007, we changed the way our customers looked at automotive equipment in their shop. Before this, they were "married" to your manufacturers service representative, and they had to rely on them alone for support. Now they had a choice. We offered an alternative to the slow response, and high prices of the factory service rep.

  • Early 2006, we began offering a lift inspection package, with award winning results. Our focus on dealerships won our customer's recognition from OSHA for a "perfect score" during a surprise inspection, a first for the inspector!

  • September, 2007, Eddie Thurman joined our team as Sales in Columbia, Missouri.(He has since moved on)

  • February 2008, We re-incorporated as Equipment City...it is a bit more professional name, and completely describes our organization. We are a complete equipment supplier, completely self sustaining.

  • March, 2008, Gary Scott joined our team as Service Manager. We also began representing Launch USA, the worlds most advanced automotive computer scan tool for imports.

  • July, 2008, John Hood joined our team as an independant Sales representative, covering the southwest Missouri, and northern Arkansas.

  • August, 2008, we were asked by Oreilly Automotive to become Rotary Authorized Installers (RAI). We traveled to Madison Indiana, received factory training at Rotary World Headquarters, and toured their All American Factory. We are the regions largest RAI, with two full time crews ready to install, inspect, repair and move your lifts faster, and more efficiently, with a professional attitude matched by no others.

  • January 2009 we became an official Robinair service center, and we could not have been more excited to join with one of Americas greatest automotive tool manufacturers.

  • January 2010 we joined Bosch, one of the worlds largest companies, and agreed to be their service center for all their undercar products including Alignment, Tire Changers, and Wheel Balancers.

  • October 2011 we opened our first retail outlet, and started a customer walk-in option for power tool repair, and AC equipment. Customers could now bring a machine to us and we can jump right on it, providing lightning fast turn overs.

  • February 2012 we agreed to represent Cemb manufacturing to service all of their automotive equipment including Alignment, Tire Changers, and Wheel Balancers.

  • March 2012 we installed our 26th Rotary inground lift in Joplin Missouri, helping rebuild the Nissan and Toyota dealerships there after the devastating tornado that destroyed 1/3rd of the town in May 2011.

  • May 2012 we became the regions distributor for Graco PT&E group. This gives us access to the tools and equipment knowledge necessary to get your oil delivery system set up and running in a fast, and professionally.

  • December 2014, Mindy Greene joined out team as web content specialist, and quickly ascended to Office Manager by demonstrating incredible skill in organization, knowledge, dedication and customer service satisfaction.

  • We constantly improve our offerings, and have continued to be selected to represent many other fantastic companies as sales and service representatives.

 

We are a professional company, working for professional automotive shops, providing them with professional support, for their professional equipment.

With our focus on quality equipment, and maintaining the philosophy of "No Bull" sales process, our customer's can focus on their needs, and let us help them, instead of having to second guess everything they are told.

Our reputation is everything. We will not compromise that. We believe that we are here for our customers, and that everything we do should help them do their job better, faster, and more efficient.

We really do love our jobs, and I think it shows.

Put us to work for you today!!!

 

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