Headquartered in Bellingham with locations in Washington and Alaska, Birch Equipment is local, independent and woman owned.
Birch has grown its $56-million equipment fleet through pro-active fleet management and solid relationships with manufacturers and customers. Equipment lines include Terex/Genie, Skyjack, JCB, Hydrema, Sullivan, Generac, Great Northern, and Husqvarna for long- and short-term rentals, sales, services. More Fleet Here
Over the last ten years, Birch has been developing proprietary management software supporting remote diagnostics, maintenance, location, utilization analysis, and cost savings for customers and equipment owners.
“Mills Electric has worked with Birch Equipment for 20+ years both as a customer and community partner. Birch has always delivered, regularly managing multiple large-scale projects and professionally providing top quality equipment and services with sophisticated management systems to help us maximize our utilization, saving time and money.” — John Huntley, Owner Mills Electric
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Birch Gives Big
One of 75 businesses recognized in Washington State along with Microsoft, Boeing, Alaska Airlines and other WA corporations for philanthropy – Yes! You read that right. Birch is being recognized as a top community giver with multi- nationals.
Birch supports community outreach, social services, the arts, education, rehabilitation, wildlife throughout WA and AK, and has given over $1m to Whatcom Hospice.
Birch manages, underwrites and donates 100% of proceeds from the Birch Golf Classic, one of the largest charity golf tournaments in Washington. Not only does it generate hundreds of thousands of dollars to recipient organizations working to transition people off the streets, it is renowned for ongoing relationship-building among community, government, and business.
“…what a fabulous day! I know your work can’t be summed up in a one day event when it takes months of planning and effort on your part. Way to go, you guys all hit it out of the park!”
— Wes Herman, CEO Woods Coffee on Birch Golf Classic.
Attracts High Caliber Talent
Continually recognized as a Washington State Best Place to Work, Birch offers solid benefits and opportunities to learn and grow on the job.
Birch Perks include tickets to over-the-top professional sport game-day experiences — Kraken, Mariners, Seahawks, Sounders; a fully catered holiday party with over $10k in prize give outs; bonuses for employee referrals, safety performance, and anniversary milestones.
Birch has never done layoffs and maintains an average 13 year annual retention rate.
What employees say about working at Birch
“Hard to find a company that supports each other like this one. It truly feels like a family where everyone looks out for one another.“
“Birch is a great place to work with a ton of opportunities to learn new skills and be trained on the job.“
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“I have witnessed first hand over the years how this company shows up for their employees on a personal and professional level.“
Engages with Community
Through multiple board, panel and keynote speaking engagements, Birch actively pulls people with diverse interests together to discuss reasons and remedies on complex topics impacting Whatcom County and the region: affordable housing crisis, decline in community safety, cost of living, childcare shortage, workforce development & youth employment.
A shortlist of involvement includes Associated General Contractors of WA GAC and D&I Committees; Hospice Foundation; Access, Lift & Handlers International Conference Speaker; American Rental Association; Whatcom County Business and Commerce Committee; Whatcom Business Alliance.
“I am grateful to Birch Equipment for opening their doors to JA students from Options, Ferndale and Lynden High School to meet with their leadership and staff, allowing them the experience of touring their facilities and learn what it takes to be a qualified candidate for employment and build a career.”
— Carmen Matilla, Junior Achievement