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Over 50 Years of History

From humble beginnings in 1962 to a major equipment supplier today, Stanmore Equipment is now one of Ontario's largest distributors of construction equipment and related supplies. 

Founded by Hedley Thomas, Stanmore began in a small store in the town of Agincourt, Ontario and sold lawn and garden supplies to local homeowners and businesses. From assembling lawn mowers to repairing garden tractors, Hedley developed a strong local following to the small shop. Always providing good service, and good customer value, it was a trademark of the Stanmore business and it still remains that way today. Hedley's wife, Mercedes, assisted with the day to day business monitoring the books and making sure that the office was kept in order. 

1962 - 1965

1965 - 1987

It was not long before they had outgrown the Agincourt location, and new property was purchased on Sheppard avenue so the growing business would have more room. With sales of turf equipment booming, Stanmore began to work on larger equipment and eventually acquired the distributorship for Allis Chalmers equipment. The acquisition of this brand opened up new markets in the construction industry for the sales of forklifts, backhoe loaders, compact dozers, and compaction equipment. Stanmore was now a full-service equipment dealership offering sales, service, parts, and also rental equipment. With sales reaching new heights, a larger addition was constructed on the Sheppard avenue site allowing for a larger service department and additional room for inventory of equipment.

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