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Compact Power Equipment Rental hits 1,000 store milestone

February 05, 2015

The Compact Power Equipment Rental and The Home Depot partnership has steadily expanded from three pilot equipment centers at Charlotte, North Carolina-based stores in 2008 to today’s milestone of over 1,000 equipment rental locations.

“In six years, this steady expansion has not only included the marked growth of our partnership with The Home Depot program and continued location expansion, but also opportunities for future growth with our new VIP delivery program,” said Roger Braswell, founder and CEO. “We never stop looking for ways to truly delight our customers and make their rental experience easier.”

"Following Compact Power... » Read More

Making an Old Workhorse New Again

May 29, 2013

They just don’t make ’em like they used to.   That’s especially true of the Bullard VTL (vertical turning lathe), which went out of production a few decades ago. While the Bullard might not have state-of-the-art technology when it comes to today’s machines, they were built like few are today, with heavy, rigid almost immovable cast iron that was cured old-style, in the sun.  “Bullards are beasts for heavy cutting,” said Bob Blaschke, Chief Operating Officer of Compact Power Services (CPS; Rock Hill, SC) and a manufacturing engineer. “These are very resilient machines that can take a beating.”  ... » Read More

Compact Power Equipment Center Joins With 811 Common Ground Alliance To Urge Equipment Renters To Dial 811 Two Days Before Digging

August 06, 2012


GREENSBORO, NC (Aug. 1, 2012) – What better way to remind equipment renters to call the national 811 One-Call Center before they start digging than affixing stickers to thousands of trenching and digging machines beginning 8/11 – Saturday, August 11.

Compact Power Equipment Center (CPEC), now in 400 locations of The Home Depot, is joining with 811 to encourage users to always call 811 at least two days before dirt starts flying so underground utility lines can be clearly marked. More than 4,000 pieces of rental equipment and their trailers will... » Read More

Compact Power Equipment Centers come on strong with 405 locations in The Home Depot stores

April 10, 2012

Kubota BX25

From a start of seven locations in 2009, Compact Power Equipment Centers are now in 405 Home Depot Tool Rental Centers, growing by 100 locations in the first four months of 2012 alone.

“We don’t have to worry about bricks and mortar,” says Andy Lewis, CPEC marketing communications director. “The facilities are already there – and in prime areas.” CPEC sees its three-year growth potential extending to 1,000 Home Depot Tool Rental Centers.

CPEC, a separate company, formed its partnership with Home Depot in 2008, coming to the table with a long history... » Read More

Renting is on the Rise

February 10, 2012

Renting, a cost-effective and increasingly popular option for landscape companies with short-term needs for equipment, is getting easier thanks to a partnership between a relatively new company and Home Depot.

Compact Power Equipment Centers, LLC, founded in 2008, now has equipment rental centers in 280 select Home Depot Tool Rental locations, and expects that number to grow to more than 400 by the end of the first quarter 2012. 

If you're not going to use a piece of equipment more than 50 percent of the time it's usually more cost-effective to... » Read More

Altec Chippers Enter Consumer Rental Market

January 30, 2012

Altec DC610 Chipper Shredder


Birmingham, AL, January 25, 2012—Altec Industries, Inc., announced today the company’s strategic partnership with Compact Power Equipment Centers (CPEC) to offer Altec chippers in The Home Depot Tool Rental stores across the nation and in Canada. Since 2008, CPEC has provided customers with towable rental equipment for a variety of projects, which now includes Altec’s DC610 chipper.

“This partnership with CPEC represents a significant milestone as we continue to expand our environmental product offerings,” said Tony Gann, Regional Vice President of Altec Industries. “Our new DC610 chipper creates... » Read More

Excerpts from an interview with Roger Braswell, CEO of Compact Power Equipment Centers and Wayne Walley of Rental Management

December 29, 2011

Rental Management:

Why do you feel now is the time to expand your rental business?

Roger Braswell:

 After a test in 2008, we launched in the fourth quarter of 2009 with 112 stores. We expanded to 170 stores in 2010 and now have 280 locations with The Home Depot. Our business has performed well despite the flat economy. Now, we want to expand and The Home Depot would like us to continue to expand.

Rental Management:

Do you foresee having Compact Power Equipment Centers available in every Home Depot store?


The Home Depot has been extremely supportive of the company and... » Read More

A landscaping play: CPEC's Roger Braswell explains the Home Depot rental contract.

December 29, 2011

A landscaping play: CPEC's Roger Braswell explains the Home Depot rental contract.

Written by Murray Pollok - 04 Jan 2010

Roger Braswell, president of Compact Power Equipment Centers (CPEC).

When Compact Power Inc (CPI) won the deal to run rental stores outside Home Depot stores earlier this year it must have been a great moment for Roger Braswell.

As chief executive of CPI and now the chief executive officer of Compact Power Equipment Centers (CPEC) - the newly created business that will run the Home Depot rental locations - he has been selling the concept of compact utility loaders in the US ever since... » Read More

Kubota Enters Consumer Rental Market, Partners With Compact Power Equipment Centers

December 13, 2011

Kubota Tractor Corporation announced today a strategic partnership with Compact Power Equipment Centers (CPEC) allowing it to offer select construction equipment for rent within various locations of The Home Depot Tool Rental.

Kubota K008 and BX25 now available for rent at Compact Power Equipment Centers, Situated within The Home epot

Since 2008, CPEC has provided customers with towable rental equipment for a variety of projects, which now includes Kubota's K008-3 excavator and BX25 Tractor/loader-backhoe (TLB).

The K008-3 and BX25 TLB are currently available in approximately 100 Home Depot locations nationwide... » Read More

Thinking More Like A Customer Than A Business Drives Expansion Success At Compact Power Equipment Centers

July 28, 2011

If you remember April 2008 and the condition of the U.S. economy – home construction at a standstill; credit availability frozen; rising bankruptcies and unemployment – you’d think it was the worst time to launch a business expansion program.

Officials at Compact Power Equipment Centers (CPEC) had a different view. That month, CPEC’s pilot program opened outlets for renting light-construction and landscaping equipment at seven locations of The Home Depot in the Atlanta and Charlotte markets.

The plan: supply customers all the power equipment they need to replace hand labor and boost productivity – including mini-excavators,... » Read More

Compact Power Equipment Centers program expands from 147 to 265 locations of The Home Depot

May 04, 2011

Leadership teams at both Compact Power Equipment Centers (CPEC) and The Home Depot agreed to expand the CPEC rental program from 147 locations to 265 locations. The increase in CPEC’s operational footprint allows the company better reach into the Southeast and Southwest marketplace and will position the operation to now service Virginia, Tennessee and Colorado.

Combined CPEC and The Home Depot can now provide contractors with a one-stop solution for their tools, materials and towable constractor grade equipment. Compact Power Equipment Centers will be rolling out approximately (130) TEREX PT-30 and (30) PT-50’s and (33) TSR50s, as well... » Read More

Manager's and Marketers of Commercial Equipment - Economic Development

April 19, 2011

Compact Power's Andy Lewis, Director of Marketing Communications converses with Revenflo as part of the Rock Hill, York County and South Carolina economic development counsel.

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Home Depot and Compact Power Team Up for Large Equipment Rental

November 02, 2009

In September, Home Depot and Compact Power Equipment Centers reached an agreement that Compact Power Equipment Centers will manage, service and rent all of the store’s towable power equipment under 100 hp. This equipment offering will include compact utility loaders, chipper shredders, power barrows, tractor loader backhoes, trenchers, excavators, compact track loaders, articulating loaders and trailers, to name a few.

Compact Power Equipment Centers is expanding into 115 Home Depot locations across the southeast with hopes of increasing its operational footprint to 250 stores by the end of 2010. Home Depot will continue to manage its Tool... » Read More

CPEC to manage towable fleets at select locations of The Home Depot Tool Rental

October 25, 2009

Compact Power Equipment Centers to manage large towable fleets for The Home Depot

The Home Depot, Atlanta, has reached an agreement to partner with Compact Power Equipment Centers, LLC (CPEC), Fort Mill, S.C., which will result in CPEC, acquiring and managing large towable fleets of rental equipment in more than 100 select locations of The Home Depot. The Home Depot will maintain management of its Tool Rental Centers. CPEC and its sister company, Compact Power Services, LLC (CPS), have secured financing for the initiative from three US private equity groups.

BOXER Equipment, the company’s affiliated brand, is not part of the transaction. ... » Read More

Compact Power Announces Acquisition of DOC Machine Tool Services

December 28, 2008

FT. MILL, SC, FEBRUARY 5, 2007 - Compact Power, Inc. ("CPI") and its subsidiary companies have announced the acquisition of certain assets of DOC Machine Tool Services of South Carolina, Inc., a South Carolina-based full-service maintenance corporation ("DOC"). Roger Braswell, Compact Power CEO, stated "the acquisition of the DOC business will better allow CPI to meet the technical and service support needs of our growing customer base, including DOC's customers."

The relationship between CPI and DOC began by working together servicing equipment for The Home Depot Tool Rental. DOC has helped support CPI's growing large equipment service... » Read More

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