By Bob Miller
NTEA Director of Outreach
This article was published in the May 2016 edition of NTEA News.
Stonebrooke Equipment Inc. (Burnsville, Minnesota) originated in 1975 as a family-owned lawn and landscape business. Like many in the work truck industry, the company started serving in one capacity and evolved to become a leader in a different market.
As Stonebrooke Equipment grew, its owners began looking for ways to sustain business and employees during the offseason — namely, Minnesota winters. In 1984, the company added snow and ice removal to its services and became a sub-dealer for snowplows. The family sold its landscaping business in 1998 to focus exclusively on truck and van equipment. Today, Stonebrooke is a full-line truck equipment supplier for Class 1–5 vehicles.
The company distinguishes itself by working directly with fleet managers, business owners, and their leasing partners or dealerships to determine the best outfitting solutions. The sales team starts the process by facilitating customer case studies, discussing individual vehicle and equipment needs, considering all aspects of performance, and outlining expectations for the final product. By delving into the customer perspective, Stonebrooke Equipment is able to suggest options and solutions for enhanced performance and deliver exceptional work truck blueprints.
Truck insert from Stonebrooke Equipment
The company is a founding member of Commercial Vehicle Equipment Group (CVEG) — a select set of truck outfitters from six countries (Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States). Stonebrooke Equipment’s president serves on CVEG’s Board of Directors. According to Director and Sales Manager Loren Holman, involvement in this organization keeps the business in tune with industry changes nationally and around the world. It positions the organization to create unique and often game-changing customer solutions.
Staff at Stonebrooke Equipment recognize no two people or projects are the same, so they take the time to work through all the details to customize vehicles with the best business growth solutions. Holman said, “Our desire is not only to provide the best customer service we can, but to help our customers create the best solutions for optimizing their fleets through quality, integrity and teamwork.”
Company facilities span five acres, with two buildings, 50,000 square feet under roof and 30 employees. Stonebrooke Equipment, along with its North American affiliate locations, serves fleets of all sizes in Minneapolis, New York, Seattle, Omaha, San Antonio, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary.
Stonebrooke Equipment Inc. in Burnsville, Minnesota
Its product lines include snowplows; spreaders; dump bodies and hoists; platforms; liftgates and ramps; cranes; fiberglass van bodies; pickup caps and inserts; van interiors; hooklifts; ladder/cargo racks; toolboxes; pickup accessories; and warning light systems. Many of these items are displayed in the Burnsville showroom.
Van interior from Stonebrooke Equipment
The company has been an NTEA member since 2013 and participates in the Association’s Member Verification Program, which recognizes distributors and manufacturers for successfully implementing specified business standards and processes. Learn more about this program at ntea.com/mvp
In April 2013, Stonebrooke Equipment became an authorized Ford chassis drop-ship and pre-delivery inspection location. The company was awarded a bailment pool for Ram 2500–5500 pickups and cab chassis, as well as ProMaster vans.
For more information, visit stonebrookeequipment.com
, call 952-224-4440 or stop by 14311 Ewing Ave. S. in Burnsville.