We are a company of visionaries, groundbreakers, doers and innovators building the future of construction. Our team is made up of people who aren’t content with sitting still — people who want to make a difference, explore and solve problems. We offer more than just a job at EquipmentShare – it’s a place where everyone can feel empowered to find their calling and purpose.
At EquipmentShare, we do things differently. Before we bring on new team members, we take the time to really get to know them. We learn their goals, strengths and natural talents, so we can place them in positions that fuel their passions and motivation. We want our team members to experience a new level of fulfillment at work.
Guided by our Core Values, EquipmentShare instills a culture that values employees, appreciates their individuality and encourages team members to constantly discover new ways to improve our solutions and customer experience. Our workplace culture is built upon our values and the belief that every employee has something unique and valuable to bring to the table.
Jabbok and Willy Schlacks have been building businesses together since they were teenagers. Over the years, the brothers have formed construction, technology and general contracting companies, gaining first-hand experience in the construction industry. In 2015, they launched yet another business — this time, one that would make accessing and tracking construction equipment easier for contractors just like them. They called it EquipmentShare.
In 2014, the Schlacks won Startup Weekend Columbia after pitching an idea they came up with earlier in their careers, which consisted of creating a peer-to-peer marketplace where contractors could rent equipment from other contractors. But, Willy and Jabbok soon realized that to increase asset utilization for contractors and the industry at large, they needed to first build a nationwide equipment distribution network and then create a technology system that captured utilization data from any and every machine. They wanted to change the way contractors manage their assets, people and materials, and to do that, they had to think bigger.
Since launching, EquipmentShare has grown to build an ecosystem of technology solutions that addresses all the verticals of construction — assets, people and materials. We’re tackling the challenges that modern contractors feel every day by digitizing their manual processes. We’ve grown from a small group of founding members to more than 4,500 employees, and we’re not stopping any time soon on our mission to build the future of construction.
We’re on a mission to build the future of construction, but that’s not all. EquipmentShare is also dedicated to building stronger communities through support of local and national charitable organizations that align with our philanthropic goals. Driven by EquipmentShare’s unified company and employee passion to solve pressing problems within the communities we serve, EquipmentShare establishes strategic partnerships with other like-minded organizations in the community to make impactful change in the world.
We’re a company of individuals coming together as a team who won’t settle for the status quo. We are constantly in search of ways to solve problems for the construction industry and for each other. We come from all walks of life and every type of background. We have one common goal — to help contractors build with control.