Tates Rents is a locally owned and operated, 3rd generation, family business. Starting in 1946 as Safway Scaffolding Co. on 16th and Main, in downtown Boise, Tates Rents has gradually expanded throughout the years continually adding locations in the Treasure Valley. Currently, Tates Rents consists of 9 tool rental stores. With over 95 employees and the largest equipment rental inventory in Idaho, Tates Rents is ready to serve you.


Empower people to solve problems by providing a legendary equipment rental experience.

Core Values

Stay Hungry – We value action, embrace change and we’re eager to learn and grow.
Don’t be a Robot – We’re creative, flexible and willing to work together with our customers to find solutions.
Extend and Earn Trust– We give the benefit of the doubt, empower each other to make decisions and always act in a way that earns trust.
Take Care of People – We take care of our community, families, customers and each other. We’ve got your back.
Work Hard, Play Hard – We make Tates Rents a fun place to work and love what we do. We balance work and play.