Western States Equipment Company has a long legacy for providing quality equipment and excellent service to customers. During the early 1900s, J.A. Terteling & Sons Construction Company was a major provider on massive earth moving projects throughout the United States. This included work on roads, dams, bridges, canals, railroads, mines, munitions dumps, airports and coal production.
The construction industry’s success in this era prompted Terteling to diversify the business into equipment sales. In 1933, Western States Equipment was incorporated but Terteling & Sons also continued to enjoy rapid growth until the post-World War construction boom slowed in 1953.