Bill’s Equipment & Supply, Inc. has been serving contractors, industry, municipalities and do-it-yourselfers in the Pikes Peak Region since Bill Lewis Sr. started the company in 1954.
Bill was a carpenter by trade. He used a wide array of tools daily in his work and, like so many other hard-working men, he accumulated a good number of them. Many friends and acquaintances frequently asked to borrow Bill’s tools and he shared them freely. He was a generous person and, through the years, many of his tools helped others complete their building projects. Bill was always enterprising and one day, his entrepreneurial “light bulb” went on. He realized that if he “loaned” his tools out and charged the borrowers, he would be able to repair and replace them with the income and possibly have a little additional profit. That idea led to a new profession and passion, and a family-owned tool rental business that has since grown into its third generation.