In 1975 –
Bode Equipment Company was founded by Larry Bode. During his ownership, Mr. Bode focused on loading dock equipment. His wife would perform the accounting functions of the company while Larry would sell and install the equipment. In fact, we are told that the Bode’s repaved their driveway in a horseshoe design allowing delivery trucks to arrive at their residence. If Larry was not around, Mrs. Bode would unload the various equipment getting the items ready for installation in the days ahead. They operated the business out of the home in Suncook, NH for 10 years.
In 1985 –
Richard Steve Fawcett met with Larry Bode and agreed to purchase the company. Steve was not from the industry and wasn’t familiar with what Material Handling meant. Steve was from corporate America but always had a desire to own his own company. Together with his wife Pat, they agreed to move the office to Manchester, NH. During this time, Steve continued to work with loading dock equipment but began to introduce other material handling equipment. In the first 10 years of Bode’s existence, the client base was primarily contractors and selling loading dock equipment. Steve realized that there was more opportunity working with clients solving their material handling problems.
Steve built the business on the concept of working with high quality suppliers in the industry. As a result of offering high quality products, Bode Equipment Company needed to provide high quality customer service.
In 2006 –
The company had grown to a level where a Service and Installation department was needed. The company had enough equipment in the market that was getting time to service and potentially replace that required another level of service.
In 2011 –
Scott Fawcett purchased the company from Pat and Steve Fawcett. Scott started with Bode Equipment Company in 1999 working in a sales capacity.
Bode Equipment Company has (2) offices in New England with 37 employees. The company offers complete layout, design, sales, installation and service. The company has (16) service technicians roaming New England ready to service and assist in your loading dock, overhead door, material handling and fabrication needs. Our focus is to support the goals of our clients. Regardless if you need a loading dock bumper or a full facility solution, we are here to support you.