who we are

Welcome to C&O Equipment Company

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 parts to our in-house service center, we work hard to meet all of your equipment needs

Dallas-Ft. Worth Location

In August, 2018, C&O moved to our new location just north of Denton. The new location provides all of the same great features as our previous location plus the added benefit of future expansion. Now that we are located 2 exits north of the I-35W & I-35E merge in Denton we are more effectively able to service the entire DFW metroplex and North Texas market with our Service, Parts, Sales and Rentals.


Houston Location

In December, 2015, C&O opened our newest location just north of Houston.

  • > High Visibility - located on the west side of I-45, our new facility is on one of the busiest and highest traffic volume highways in the Houston metro area.
  • > Large Showroom - allowing us to display large equipment, parts and digital signage, with a warm and inviting interior design.
  • > Large/Raised Equipment Display Area - for extreme visibility.
  • > Customer Training Area - large/open area for customer training,meetings, and demonstrations.

Houston 360 Tour Take a look inside our new Houston TX Location

We are excited to provide Google's 360 degree virtual tour of our Houston Texas location. You can rotate, spin and zoom your way through our entire showroom while enjoying our unique decor and viewing some of our featured showroom models. You can even wander outside and take a walk through our entire yard! So feel free to browse around and let us know how we can help you.

New Locations

Houston Showroom
Houston Showroom

our history

Lance Clayton
Lance Clayton

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.