Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the aggregate industry. He was born and brought up in Co Donegal, Ireland and he spent his youth working in the quarry business in his home country. Simon learned the business from the ground up where he gained all his knowledge through his hands on experience. Today he is still happiest when he has the boots on and is in a yard or a quarry.
Having moved to the USA in the early 2000’s he continued his education working in the demolition and excavating industries. Simon bought his first McCloskey machine in 2015 and after being offered an opportunity and encouragement from McCloskey International he set up US Equipment Sales and Rentals and became a McCloskey Dealer. His own experience in the industry as a customer shaped the company that he wanted to own and the desire to offer a customer focused experience with the best products in the marketplace were the building blocks for US Equipment Sales and Rentals.
Simon quickly learned that having a dealership was about much more than selling, it was about finding solutions to problems that customers were having. This led to bringing a high-quality wet washing system to his customers in the form of MWS products.
Finding an answer to solve the problem of sticky clay material pile that was taking up valuable real estate in customers quarries came in the shape of a heavy duty trommel, so he joined forces with MDS in 2020.
Simon and his customers realized that moving large heavy machines around the country required a special type of trailer – this brought him to the best trailer on the market and started his dealership with TRAIL KING.
Simon treats all his customers as if they are his first and his commitment to getting the right machine or machines for the job and helping customers find the best solution to their problems making their businesses more productive and efficient is still the most satisfying part of the business for him.
US Equipment Sales and Rentals currently service Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.