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.
Our Core Values
Safety - Safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority
Training - Developing our people 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 on trust, support and respect.
Tates Rents is a third-generation family owned Idaho business. In 1946, Paul Tate began the Safway Scaffolding Company on the second floor of a building at 16th and Main in Boise. The company's first delivery truck was made up of Ford, Plymouth and assorted other parts. It cost $650. Pick-ups were hard to come by after World War II, explaining both the cost and composition of the vehicle. Later, a new 1949 one-ton International truck was acquired that served faithfully until the seventies when it was traded away. The company took advantage of an offer to repurchase the vehicle. Today, the truck is in the process of being restored to its original condition and is driven at local parades and events.
Over the years, ladders, liquefied gas, Ramset and Porter Cable tools, and other lines were added to the scaffolding inventory. In the early fifties the property at 2923 Idaho Street was purchased and served as the headquarters for many years.
In 1962, Syd came to work with his father in what was then called Tate Scaffolding and Power Tool Company. He opened the first branch store between Main and Fairview on 23rd Street. Upon Paul's partial retirement in 1969, Syd became President and the 23rd street location was closed and consolidated back at 30th and Idaho.
Through Syd's vision of creating multiple outlying stores, the company began to grow substantially in the seventies. The first branch store to service the homeowner and contractors was Fairview followed by Broadway, Meridian, and Orchard. In 1977, Occasions (now Tates Party Rents) opened on Vista to serve the party and special event market.
In the early eighties, with the help of Jim Hawkes, an advertising consultant, the company refined its marketing efforts and changed its name to Tates Rents. This company developed the two locations in Canyon County.
In the nineties, the third generation; Eric Tate, Trent Tate, Paula Bramble and Clint Tate became active in running the company and currently serve as Directors. With the help of more than 95 employees at 11 rental locations, a service operation and a dedicated sales team and administrative office, Tates Rents goal is to provide legendary service and equipment to the people of the Treasure Valley.