In 2001, Quality Equipment & Parts, Inc was formed out of necessity. It was time for a change in North Central Florida to establish an equipment and parts outlet for new, used and salvage parts for the forestry, logging, and trucking industries and in the last eight years, they have expanded their business to the southeast United States and beyond. In 2001, dealerships were reducing their inventories and items that were once stock items had to be ordered and the prices for parts, service continued to be expensive for the average worker and business.
At that time the dealerships were the only place to purchase parts and provide service for repairs on equipment, but as in the old saying, “why buy new when used will do,” remains true today. Tough economic times have caused Customers to “shop around” more than ever. Quality Equipment & Parts, Inc is known for their service and selection of parts and equipment with a nationwide ability to locate parts and they have access to huge warehouses throughout the United States and Canada.
In 2006, Quality Equipment & Parts, Inc became a Dealer for Barko Hydraulics, LLC, from Superior, Wisconsin. This new line of forestry machines are sold then serviced by qualified mechanics on site or at the Customers location for both new and older Barko machines. Because of their relationship with Barko Hydraulics, LLC, Quality Equipment & Parts, Inc. offers a full package of service and sales for Cummins engines, CSI Slasher Saws, Rotobec Grapples and Big John Trailers.
Randolph (Randy) S. McKenzie, owner and president of Quality Equipment & Parts, Inc is no stranger to the forestry, trucking and logging business. He has been in the business for almost 25 years and understands each Customers needs, and their struggle to stay afloat in today’s economy. He has owned and operated the same type of equipment, searched for and needed the same type of new, used and aftermarket parts for Wood Products, Inc., and M & M Trucking, Inc also located in Lake City, Florida .
This type of relationship in understanding the forestry, logging, trucking businesses gives Quality Equipment & Parts, Inc a unique perspective and advantage. Randy McKenzie through Wood Products, Inc, and M & M Trucking, Inc will often test aftermarket products, new and used parts and then gives Quality Equipment & Parts, Inc feedback on products, parts and service needed to maintain and establish a good working medium for Customers. Quality Customer's can rest assured if a product or part does not meet their standards of excellence it will not be sold to any Quality Equipment & Parts, Inc customer!
Quality Equipment & Parts, Inc has plans for the future; they are growing and plan to continue to grow as they search out qualified and reputable suppliers for equipment and parts inventory as well as keeping qualified personnel on hand to serve each customer with high quality parts, service before and after the sale.