Moving Clients Forward Since 1946

Returning from WWII, Fred Rollins recognized a void in construction and logging equipment, and he decided to do something about it. With little capital, loads of enthusiasm and a young, supportive family, he set out to establish what quickly became a staple in the logging, mining and road-building industries in BC.

With hard work and dedication, many milestones were achieved.

1947 — Rollins Machinery establishes a one-room office near Granville Island, distributing manufacturer lines that include: Insley, H&L, Ingersoll Rand, Austin Western Graders and Baldwin Lima Cranes.

1950 — Rollins grows rapidly and moves its head office to a 2.5-acre site on Great Northern Way.

1952 — Rollins enters the farm and light industrial markets with the Ford tractor franchise, serving farms and municipalities in and around Delta, Richmond, Surrey and Pemberton.

1970 — Fred’s son, Victor, joins the company after obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.

1976 — Focusing on municipal markets with Ford tractors, Bomford/Tiger boom mowers, and Jacobsen/Ransomes golf and turf mowing equipment, Victor purchases the company and becomes President.

1970-1980 — Rollins entrenches itself in the refuse and recycling equipment industry with the acquisition of two major franchises: Haul-All Equipment and Leach Company.

1980-1990 — Rollins continues to grow its refuse/recycling and environmental products division, becoming BC’s leader in the industry, with products such as Labrie Enviroquip’s fully-automated collection trucks.

1990s — Early in the 90s, in response to a huge agricultural expansion into the Fraser Valley, Rollins moves its head office to its current location in Langley.

2002 — Rollins consolidates its New Holland farm equipment operations with the purchase of a 3-acre location in Chilliwack.

2014 — Rollins expands into the municipal and contractor segments for sewer cleaning, hydro-excavation, and vacuum trucks, as well as sewer, pipeline and manhole inspection systems with the acquisition of two industry-leading manufacturers: Vac-Con and RapidView IBAK.

Today - Victor Rollins continues as owner of Rollins. His son, Jeff, is Vice-President of Sales, and Rod Graham is now President.