Rish Equipment Company traces it's beginnings to 1934 when Bluefield Supply Company opened a distributor location for off-road equipment in Virginia. Additional locations followed in West Virginia and Ohio, and in 1944 the separate locations were combined into one company, Rish Equipment named after Lon Rish, President of Bluefield Supply Company. In 1936 Rish became a distributor for International Harvester and continually set national sales records.
Lon Rish retired in 1967, but Rish Equipment has continued to prosper. The company became affiliated with Komatsu in 1983 and has consistently rated as one of the top distributorships throughout the United States. Rish Equipment Company is headquartered in Bluefield, WV, with twelve locations throughout Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. Rish Equipment Company serves many markets that require off road machinery by providing top quality equipment, supported by excellent repair and rebuild facilities, field service capabilities, well trained mechanics and a multimillion dollar parts inventory.
Every branch of Rish Equipment Company offers new, used and rental equipment. The company assures excellent service support with an extensive parts inventory, highly trained service personnel and on-site maintenance to eliminate travel and minimize downtime. Preventive maintenance contracts are offered to help avoid unexpected repairs, and several different financing options are always available.
Rish Equipment Company services all makes and models of equipment. A rebuild center is located at St. Albans, WV for total machine rebuilds, repairing major and minor components, electrical components and hydraulic repairs.
The company offers a broad range of equipment, including hydraulic excavators, backhoe loaders, crawler dozers, wheel dozers, wheel loaders, articulated trucks, hydraulic shovel, asphalt rollers, road wideners, motor graders, compact hydraulic excavators, skid steers, pavers, compactors, trailers, rigid frame trucks and hydraulic tools and attachments. This equipment supports many different industries: residential and commercial construction, highway construction, paving, aggregates, mining, landscape construction, forestry, demolition, agriculture, industrial, utility and government.