About

It all started over 45 years ago…

Gary Thompson, Mountain State Equipment

Mountain State Equipment is a family-owned retail, installation, service, and parts business in Beckley, WV.  Our story started back in March of 1973 when Gary Thompson started Thompson Landscaping and Excavating. Over time, Gary developed his business into a successful company and provided jobs for many people in the Beckley, West Virginia community. 

Acquiring Mountain State Equipment

In 2006, Thompson Excavating acquired Mountain State Equipment, which was primarily a waste oil heater business. Gary Thompson saw an opportunity in this area, so he worked diligently to grow the waste oil heater business across many states over the years.

Expanding the power equipment storeMountain State Equipment store front, Beckley VA

In 2013, Mr. Thompson seized the opportunity to expand into a larger storefront featuring Stihl power equipment, Cub Cadet and Scag mowers, and E-Z-Go carts. Since then, Mt. State Equipment has become the region’s premier retailer and service provider, offering power equipment repair service, and service for waste oil heaters and incinerators.

Mountain State Equipment serves multiple states with a full product line

Today, with over 45 years in business, and over 25 years working as a father-son owner-team, Mt. State Equipment is a proud retailer not only waste oil heaters and power equipment, but also incinerators, cremators, lawnmowers, golf carts, commercial fans, and more. 

Our greatest asset is our customers.  We pride ourselves in providing excellent service with our knowledgeable sales and service staff.