Capital Equipment’s History

In 1980, Capital Equipment’s unique way of doing business began when Gary Holt started selling used equipment in the tri-county Michigan area. The current location at 12263 US 27 Dewitt, MI was purchased in January, 1984 and a highly successful family-owned company was born.

The first building, a little red barn, was remodeled and enlarged to accommodate the growing customer needs. The values of providing exceptional service and product that started the business in 1980’s continue to be practiced today.

A new and exciting opportunity came to Capital Equipment in 1989 when Kubota tractors and construction equipment lines were added to the existing product line. The need for expanded parts and service dictated that in 1991 an addition was added and “the little red barn” became a memory. In 1995 another structure was completed. The new home of Capital Equipment has brought increased prosperity to our business by allowing us to serve our customer better and more efficiently, stock more parts and inventory, increase show room space and double the service area.

Kevin Holt, son of Gary and Andrea Holt, had always worked in the business as he was growing up. He started doing odd jobs when he was a teenager and increased his responsibilities as he completed high school and college. He wanted to learn more about business from the corporate area, so after earning a college degree worked in Indianapolis, Indiana for 7 years gaining additional knowledge and business experience. In 2005, he felt he could apply many principles learned and moved to Michigan and began his new position with Capital Equipment.

To strengthen Capital Equipment and to expand it’s customer base in the mid-Michigan area, Capital Equipment purchased Kubota Central of Clare in 2007. The name changed to Capital Equipment Clare and our commitment to our customers now and future generations continues. We ask for your continued business and aim to give the best service available.

Old building
Old Building
ionia building
ionia building

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