About Us

Our Story

The story of AAA Equipment Center starts in the summer of 1997 when Steve & Donna Stricker purchased Ruttgers Rental from Joe Ruttger and started AAA Rental Inc. Located 1 mile north of Jenkins off Highway 371, AAA Rental Inc. quickly grew and by the summer of 1999 was relocated to its current location 1 mile south of Jenkins (2 miles north of Pequot Lakes) at the junction of County Rd 16 & Highway 371.

With a focus on the latest tools and trends AAA Rental Inc. kept growing by offering well maintained, current equipment & excellent customer service. With construction booming in the early 2000s AAA Rental Inc. began seeing a need for construction equipment sales & service to go along with the Rental offering and in 2004 began selling Mustang skid steers, mini-excavators & track loaders. By 2005 the list of products offered included Felling Trailers, Virning & CEAttachments and Husqvarna Outdoor Power Equipment.

In October of 2005 Steve & Donna sold the business to their son, Simon Stricker & his wife Stacy. Over the next few years AAA Rental Inc. evolved into AAA Equipment Center as the Sales, Service & Parts side of the business continued to grow despite a weak housing market and economic down swing in late 2000s. The turn of the decade, 2010, now saw AAA Equipment Center offering not only the best in rental equipment but also the best in Outdoor Power Equipment sales, parts & service as well!

Today you can visit us and rent the latest tools & equipment or purchase the very best brands of power equipment including: Stihl, Husqvarna, Exmark, Simplicity, Toro CUE, Felling & Aluma Trailers, Virnig Attachments, Little Wonder, Kawasaki, Kohler, Briggs & Stratton and so much more!! AAA Equipment Center is continually growing to meet our customers’ needs & expectations.