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Joe Plehal

Senior Sales Representative | 208.919.1894

Joe Plehal is a dedicated salesperson with 20 years of experience at Tates.  Joe prides himself on customer service.  He says that after growing up in the back of a gas station in small town Idaho, customer service is ingrained in his DNA.  Throughout Joe’s tenure at Tates, Joe has focused on building and maintaining strong client relationships  He attributes his success to communication, trust, and commitment with customers.

Outside of work, Joe is a family man with a loving wife and two children.  He enjoys disc golf, pinball, and time with friends and family.  If you have questions on rentals or need help finding solutions, Joe can be reached at the contact points above!


Sam Castillo

Sales Representative | 208.570.9603

Sam Castillo is a motivated and energized salesperson with 17 years of experience here at Tates. Sam prides himself on the relationships he is able to create and nurture within our industry. Sam’s emphatic approach to his work makes every interaction with him an adventure. Sam is committed to providing smooth rental solutions to contractors and customers across the state.

Outside of work, Sam is a family man with a loving fiancé and daughter. He has a newfound motivation in his young family. Sam is also a travel junkie and enjoys the Idaho outdoors. Sam also spends some of his free-time volunteering at local shelters and giving time back to those who need it.