About Pat Kelly Equipment Co.


Every small business has a story, here's ours...

Patrick Kelly (better known as Pat) began his journey in the construction industry by paving driveways while attending school at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. During this time he also served as Motor Sergeant in the Missouri Army National Guard where he trained personnel how to operate and maintain military vehicles, trucks, and equipment. After completing his service and engineering degree, Pat's entrepreneurial spirit fueled his decision to form his own paving company alongside his brothers which became Kelly Brothers Paving Company. Together they went from paving driveways to paving the largest roads, highways, and bridges at the time throughout the state of Missouri. Pat’s military experience and 25 years of working as a paving contractor inspired his next move to the equipment supply market.

In 1976, after purchasing the George F. Smith Construction Company, a founding member of the Associated Equipment Distributors organization, Pat established Pat Kelly Equipment Company, Inc. to serve as a contractor's equipment, tool, and supply rental house for the local St. Louis, Missouri construction market. National Crane boom truck cranes, Elliott Truck-Mounted Aerial Work Platforms, STIHL Power Equipment, & BOSCH Professional Tools became the core product lines along with New Holland Construction, Interstate Trailers, BOMAG Compaction Equipment soon to follow. His experience as a contractor helped define his business model of providing the best value to his customers. Acquiring only top-quality product lines, hiring the best and brightest personnel, and seeking innovative ways to better serve customers became the foundation of the company. In return, Pat Kelly Equipment Co. developed strong, loyal customer relationships-many of which we still proudly serve to this day.

Son, Brian Kelly, grew up watching and learning all aspects of the construction industry hands-on from his father to then working right alongside him providing quality manufactured equipment solutions to the region's construction industry for decades. Today, Brian follows in his father’s footsteps by strengthening the growth of the company through ground-breaking solutions, dependable after-market support, and a commitment to high-quality personalized service.

Pat Kelly Equipment Co. is proud to serve as a one-stop shop for general contractors, subcontractors, farmers, municipalities, public works departments, utility companies, special events/venues, arborists, and landscape professionals alike. Our product lines range from the tried and true equipment solutions professionals know and trust to the latest improvements in technology for construction & industrial applications. We provide dedicated new and used equipment sales, rentals, parts, service, as well as professional tools and supplies backed by the top manufacturers in the construction industry.

Like most successful family companies, Pat Kelly Equipment Co. has a dedicated group of longtime employees. After 45 years of serving the St. Louis bi-state area together, our commitment to serving those who build and enhance our local communities from the ground up grows stronger each day. With that, our motto still stands strong, "some things should not change.”

 As we continue to grow and evolve as a company, our dedication to supplying our customers with the highest quality construction equipment at a competitive price point does not waver. Whether you’re a long-time customer or meeting us for the first time, we look forward to serving you the best way we can. 

Would you like to know more about the products and services we offer? Contact our team, today!

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