Western States Equipment Company has a long legacy in the Pacific Northwest of providing Quality, Value and Excellence throughout its diverse history. During the early 1900s, J.A. Terteling & Sons Construction Company was a major provider of massive earth moving projects throughout the United States. Their experience included roads, dams, bridges, canals, railroads, mines, munitions dumps, airports and coal production.
The construction industry's success in this era prompted Terteling to diversify the business into providing their own construction equipment. In 1933, Western States Equipment was incorporated. Terteling & Sons continued to enjoy rapid growth until the post World War construction boom slowed in 1953.
Rather than expand the business abroad, the Terteling partners withdrew from construction, mining and other associated businesses. The company retained the equipment business, and 23 years after its inception, Western States applied for and was awarded the Caterpillar dealership service area for southern Idaho.
Since 1956, Western States Equipment has had a great history of acquisition and growth. What began as four service branches has been strategically grown into an award-winning organization. The company now covers an area over 191,000 square miles with 12 general line and truck engine branches, and 11 Cat® Rental Stores.