Company History 


1908 – Brandeis Machinery & Supply incorporated by Robert E. Brandeis

1912 – Began representing Ingersoll-Rand and continued representing for 95 Years

1917 – J.A. Paradis, Sr. Joined Brandeis Machinery and Supply 

1924 – Ownership acquired by the Paradis Family and remains in the family today

1932 – Began representing International Harvester (Later merged with Komatsu)

1946 – Opened the first branch outside Louisville

1956 – Started the Louisville Auction

1966 – Formed Bramco as the Parent Company

1966 – Started RESCO RENTS – Sold to United Rentals in 1997

1980 – Began representing Komatsu

1990 – Initiated TQM processes – now The Bramco Way

1998 – Merged with Power Equipment Company

2000 – Won The Kentucky Governor’s Gold Quality Award

2001 – Start of Certified Rental®

2003 – Began representing Sennebogen

2005 – Named in Top 15 places to work in Kentucky

2006 – Began representing Kobelco

2007 – Began representing Wirtgen Group

2010 – Purchased JFT, now Bramco-MPS

2010 – Began representing TEREX|Cedarapids, TEREX|Simplicity and TEREX|Canica

2011 –  Formed K.I.T.

2012 – Began representing Barko

2012 –  Began representing Topcon

2013 –  Began representing Lippmann

2014 –  Began representing Takeuchi

2015 – Opened dedicated Machine Rebuild Center 

2015 – Created and launched Technician Apprentice program 

2018 – Mike Paradis named Bramco Chairman and CEO marking the 4th generation of the Paradis family ownership

2018 – Bramco breaks ground on largest branch, to date, in Nashville, TN- 60,000 sq ft. on 17 acres with 20 service bays