A BALLARAT-BASED equipment hire company has been recognised as the best hire and rental services provider in the state.
The family-owned Bylsma Hire was named Victorian Hire Company of the Year on Friday night.
The Hire and Rental Industry Association, which handed out the annual award, judged entrants on criteria that included quality of equipment for hire, maintenance standards and customer service.
Company manager Roger Bylsma said it was humbling to receive the award.
“We believe that after all the years we’ve been in business – over 55 years – we do what we do as best we can and strive to do a bit better,” he said.
Mr Bylsma said his team of seven staff was vital to the company’s win.
“It’s not my award. It’s an award you can’t get without a team behind you,” he said.
“They get a pat on the back from me.”
Mr Bylsma said the award would help boost the company profile and that it was great to see local companies being recognised.
“You can be a small player in the industry and be recognised without being a state-wide or national player.”
Bylsma Hire also won the national award in 2006.
This article originally appeared on page 16 of The Courier newspaper on 18 November 2014.