From routers to nail guns, compressors, table and tile saws, to jack hammers, generators or water pumps; its all for rent, and much more. Landscaping equipment from weedeaters to Bobcats; excavators, a Kubota front end loader w/backhoe, scraper box or disker – and all the rentals are NEW.
There are dump trailers, auto trailers, and even U-haul rentals — it’s all available locally in downtown North Fork.
Pat Coleman, who has done a miraculous makeover of B & B Hardware (now “The Hardware Store”) is in the process of moving his store next door to property he’s purchasing to make room for the rental yard. Pat has partnered with Art Cruz, another North Fork resident and together they are offering an impressive array of machines.
“When you have a bunch of cleanup to do, or jobs around your property, it’s so expensive to get that work done up here,” says Art. “Most people can’t afford to buy or have valley rental delivered to the mountains but now they can rent locally.”
Art and Pat both say the community is responding very enthusiastically, and their optimism is contagious.
Both businesses will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, Saturday from 9 to 5, and closed on Sunday. However, if you make a reservation to rent, and need to pick up or drop off outside regular business hours they’ll come in and open up to accommodate their customers.
“We’re going to make ‘North Fork Rental Yard @The Hardware Store’ the best deal in the mountains,” says Art, “to have a nice rental yard where people can find what they need without going out of town. We’ve gotten a lot of community support, and look forward to meeting everyone at our grand opening early in the summer.”