who we are
The mission of C & O Equipment Company is to locate and help facilitate the buying, selling, and renting/leasing of Construction Equipment, from late model to older age equipment, at a good value. We offer assistance in financing for those who are interested. Our goal is to be of valued service to you.
Serving Texas and the greater southwest since 1998, we are a full service equipment company offering a wide range
of products and services. From sales to rentals to our in-house service center, we work hard to meet all of your equipment needsEast TX Location
At the beginning of 2021, C&O opened our new consolidatied location southeast of Jacksonville Texas. The new location provides all of the same great features as our previous location plus the added benefit of future expansion. Located in the central portion of East Texas, we are more effectively able to service the entire North, South and East Texas markets with our Service, Sales and Rentals.
C & O Equipment was established in 1998 by Lance Clayton. The company prospered by way of one man dedicated to finding ways to consistently help his lifelong customers with their equipment needs by moving to a physical location in Keller, TX in 2000. At this time he was proud to make room for his oldest son Jody Clayton who joined the company upon graduation from Abilene Christian University. The company grew into a turnkey dealership offering Parts, Service, Sales and Rentals.
In 2013 Lance was diagnosed with a terminal illness. After eight months of a valiant and brave bout with this illness Lance passed away August 20, 2013. Knowing no better way to honor the legacy of such an inspirational man, the company has continued to grow. The company has many tenured team members and managers excited and ready to continue improving ways to take care of customers. Although a man like Lance can never be replaced, the simple and sincere concept of treating others the way you want to be treated can and will be duplicated at this place of business.
It is with great love and honor that we dedicate this memorial tribute to Lance. We miss you very much. You will be with us in mind and spirit always.