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About Bobcat of the Rockies

Your Bobcat and Stihl Dealer in Colorado and Wyoming


Company History

Bobcat of the Rockies was a dealer originally founded in Colorado as Empire Cranes in Dupont, Colorado by Fred Berry in 1965. Over the years the name has changed but we have been providing quality new and used skid-steers, compact excavators, wheel loaders, track loaders, construction equipment and rentals to Colorado and Wyoming customers for 40+ years! Here is a little company history.

In 1978 White Star Machinery, an equipment dealer dating back to 1910 in Wichita came to Colorado with the purchase of King and East Machinery Co. A year later the operation was moved to our current location in Henderson, CO.

In 1981 with the boom in the energy business, a second location was opened in Grand Junction, CO as White Star Machinery.

In 1986 the name was changed to Empire Construction Equipment to reflect our broader product range.

In 1987 Empire Construction moved in with White Star Machinery to gain space. This sharing of a facility was brought about by the common ownership of both businesses as they were divisions of Berry Companies of Wichita, KS. As products changed, the combined store became known as White Star Machinery.

In 1999 White Star Machinery changed its name to Bobcat of the Rockies to reflect our primary line of Bobcat construction equipment including snow removal equipment, compact excavators, skid steers, utility vehicles and wheel loaders. We also added locations in Golden and Parker and in 2001 we opened another location in Greeley.

On January 1, 2011, Bobcat of the Rockies assumed the management of the Bobcat operations of Colorado Machinery, which include Colorado Springs and Pueblo in the south, and Ft. Collins and Cheyenne, WY in the north. A new facility was opened in Windsor in May of 2011 to replace both Ft. Collins and Greeley, and in October of 2011 the Pueblo Bobcat of the Rockies activities moved to a new location. In October of 2013 we held a grand opening for a new location for Bobcat of the Rockies in Cheyenne, WY. In 2015 Bobcat of the Rockies acquired the Bobcat operations of what had formerly been Colorado Machinery and is now the Bobcat dealer for the Front Range west to Grand Junction and Southeastern Wyoming including Cheyenne.

Although our name has changed over the years our mission is still the same! We provide high quality new and used sales, construction equipment rentals, all wheel loaders, skid-steers, compact excavators, track loaders, telehandlers, attachments, parts, construction and concrete supplies, plus excellent customer service in all areas of our equipment business.

Bobcat of the Rockies
10397 Havana St, Henderson, CO 80640
Phone: (303) 288-6603


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