Platinum Member Spotlight: BEST Equipment

BEST EQUIPMENT Owners, Mike and Maria Dahlmann

Since 1917, Best Equipment has been dedicated to providing Indiana with productive, environmentally sound and efficient solutions. Best provides top-notch service and support in the refuse and recycling, storm water and sewage, sweeping and litter control, yard waste and turf control and hydro excavation industries. They offer sales, parts, service and road service to their network of customers. A majority of Best’s equipment can be provided with CNG fuel systems and customers are encouraged to take advantage of these clean and cost saving technologies. Best Equipment services all of Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky and encourages CNG adaption in all of these states. Recently, Best Equipment worked with Greater Indiana Clean Cities and Muncie Sanitary District to convert their fleet to CNG refuse trucks. In May, Muncie Sanitary District assited the Muncie Police Department with the purchase of 26 new Ford Escape Police vehicles which where upfitted with bi-fuel natural gas system. The MPD is fueling at the public CNG station owned and operated by MSD.

Family owned and operated since the beginning, Best Equipment proves their dedication and commitment to the customer every day. The company was started was by the Ries family, who were then joined by Norm Dahlmann and his family in the 1960s. Since buying the company with his wife, Maria, in 1998, Mike Dahlmann, the current president and CEO, has grown the business tremendously. Mike and Maria constantly invest back into the company, looking for new ways to improve and serve the customer. As a result of this family-oriented spirit throughout the company, Best Equipment was named one of the “best places to work,” by Waste & Recycling News in 2013.

Having recently celebrated their 100th anniversary in May, Best is looking ahead and opening two additional service facilities to better serve their customers. Although they have been in North Royalton, Ohio for years, Best is currently building a new state-of-the-art facility to call their home. They will also open two additional service facilities, one in Columbus, Ohio and one in Louisville, Kentucky. As it grows, Best Equipment will continue to look for new ways to integrate alternative technologies into their products and prove their unwavering commitment to the customer.