USSI Acquires Power Equipment Leasing to
Increase Trade Area and Add Rental Business

Appleton, Wis., June 6, 2023 -- Utility Sales & Service, Inc. (USSI) announces the acquisition of aerial equipment rental specialist Power Equipment Leasing Company of Romeoville, IL. This gives Appleton, Wis.-based USSI, a provider of aerial vehicles and specialty trucks, a comprehensive sales, parts, service, and rental program capability with an expanded market and service territory.

Starting today, Power Equipment Leasing will now be USSI.

Rental Options for the Upper Midwest

“Through this acquisition, USSI now brings over 50 years of rental experience to give aerial lift truck customers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and the upper Midwest more equipment options,” says Ted Breidenbach, CEO of USSI. “Similarly, Chicago and Illinois truck users can now access USSI’s wide-ranging sales, service, and parts support.

“This acquisition brings together two companies with great people, shared values and demonstrated strengths. Any company or organization involved with infrastructure, such as electrical utilities, municipalities, contractors, telecom, sign & lighting, agriculture, and tree care markets can now benefit from our combined strengths,” says Breidenbach.

Utility Sales & Service, Inc. (USSI) is a provider of aerial lift and specialty trucks, serving Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Its mission is to manufacture, distribute, support, and rent equipment used to build and maintain electrical infrastructure for business and communities. Learn more at

For more information, contact:

Nathan Stan
VP of Sales
(920) 788-2699

Mark Gehrt
VP, General Manager
USSI - Romeoville
(815) 886-1776

Bucket Truck Rentals & Other Equipment in Chicago, IL

SST 36 NE – Romeoville, IL – Power Equipment Leasing Co.

Rental Equipment

Our fleet ranges from 34’ to 85’ working height and includes digger derricks.

Find Out More...

Text that reads power equipment leasing co. in blue.

New Equipment

New units are arriving all the time! Click on the link below to find out our delivery schedule for new equipment.

Find Out More...

tech corner video screenshot

Technology Corner

What to know what is new in our industry? Watch our videos to learn about emerging technologies.

Find Out More...

Your Chicagoland, Illinois, and Northwest Indiana Resource for Aerial Lifts and Equipment Rentals

We, at Power Equipment Leasing Co. Inc., have been in the business of utility equipment rentals, service, inspections, and sales for over 50 years. We are a manufacturer-authorized dealer for Time Manufacturing / Versalift representing the Chicagoland area, Elliott Equipment Company for Illinois, and BRINKS MFG. CO. / Van Ladder Aerial Equipment for Illinois and Northwest Indiana. In that time, we’ve developed relationships with a variety of companies from different industries. Our clientele includes those who work in the construction, government, sign, flag, banner, and utility fields. If you find yourself in need of an aerial lift or bucket truck, give us a call!

Our Services

We know that the needs of our clients differ with every situation. That’s why we take pride in offering a variety of services to fit those needs. For example, we are proud to offer the following:

  • Equipment Rentals: We have a large inventory of bucket trucks, mobile cranes, digger derricks, and aerial lifts in Chicago, IL. When you need access to heavy equipment mounted on either a Non-CDL or CDL chassis, be sure to call our office.
  • New and Used Equipment Sales: If your needs are long-term, you may consider purchasing the equipment you need. We offer factory direct or custom built new units on the latest Ford, Dodge, International, Freightliner, Peterbuilt, and Mercedes chassis. Along with certified used fleet vehicles to fit every budget.
  • Inspections: Our staff is trained and certified to conduct inspections to ensure your equipment meets ANSI standards, at our location or yours. Do you have an insulated aerial lift and need it dielectrically tested? We offer dielectric testing, up to 100kV, that we can administer at our location or yours.
  • Aerial Lift Repairs: With factory trained technicians with over 100 years of combined mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic experience, we can get your aerial lift back to ANSI standards.
  • Aerial Lift Parts: As Chicagoland’s representative for Time Manufacturing / Versalift, Illinois’s Elliott Equipment Company representative, and Brinks MFG. CO. / Van Ladder Aerial Equipment representative for Illinois and Northwest Indiana why pay more through a middle man when we get parts direct from the manufacture. Don’t have a Versalift or Elliott? We can also get you parts from other manufacturers like Altec, Dur-a-lift, and Terex.

With our expertise we can connect you with the right new or used equipment. Let us help you make your project a success.

Contact Us for More Information

If you have any questions about our services or inventory, please call our office today. Contact us at 800-521-0246 to talk to a representative during normal business hours. All after-hours calls will be forwarded to a member of our staff and we will get back to you the next business day.

Power Equipment Leasing Co.

605 Anderson Dr. Romeoville, IL 60446

FAX: (815) 886-1161