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 and event rental inventory in Idaho, Tates Rents is ready to serve you.


As Idaho’s premier provider of rentals, sales and services, we are committed to taking care of our customers. We promise every day to develop and support our community, employees, and business partners.

Core Values

Safety – Employee and customer safety is our highest priority.
Training – Employee development is vital for the growth and success of our customers and our company.
Accountability – We are all accountable for our actions.
Relationships – Our relationships with coworkers, customers, and suppliers are based upon trust, support, and respect.