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Meet Sunstate Equipment

Sunstate Equipment has arrived in Atlanta!

4460 Moreland Ave., Conley, GA 30288

Hello, Atlanta!

You may be wondering why there’s a saguaro cactus showing up in the Peach State. We are Sunstate Equipment, a construction equipment rental company founded in Phoenix, Arizona, home of the iconic tree-like cactus of the southwest. And, we are excited to bring our top-of-the-line rental equipment and tools, outstanding service and friendly, knowledgeable people to the robust, thriving communities of Atlanta.

We know that as a rapidly expanding metropolitan area, Atlanta is experiencing vibrant and exciting growth. But we also know that as a community that values its rich history, culture and southern charm, responsible growth is paramount and integrity is not negotiable.

As a company with a 40-year commitment to putting people and relationships first, we look forward to personally introducing ourselves to you over the coming weeks. From coast to coast, Sunstate is filled with people who love what we do. It’s evident in the pep in our step and the care we take to make each customer a priority. We are confident that as you get to know us, you’ll see why we are more than a rental equipment company—we are the rental people you can depend on.

We are pleased to meet you, Atlanta. Let’s grow together!

Why Sunstate?

Put simply, Sunstate cares. We empower our team with the resources, equipment, training, and support necessary to deliver superior service in every way.

  • Vast fleet of state-of-the-art equipment from top brands.
  • Equipment is impeccably inspected and cleaned between each rental.
  • First-rate sales and centralized dispatch team keeps open and responsive communication throughout rental process.
  • Non-commissioned sales team focuses on rental solutions, not just a deal.
  • Only qualified, trained and conscientious drivers will enter your jobsite for equipment deliveries and pickups.
  • 24/7 access to live, local Sunstate personnel with the knowledge and experience to find immediate solutions for jobsite equipment emergencies.
  • Fast and friendly behind-the-scenes teams make paperwork easy.
  • Our "My Account" online customer portal and mobile app provide quick, around-the-clock account access for rental reservations, calling off rent, scheduling, paying invoices and more.
  • Fast and reliable scheduling—on-time every time.
  • Experience the 24-hour difference! When the unexpected happens, we provide guaranteed resolution within 24 hours, along with no-gouge policies to keep costs down.
  • Our focus on safety protects people and jobsites, minimizing risk and increasing productivity.

The Sunstate Difference

People Come First

Sunstate is more than just a fleet of construction equipment – we are a company that is founded on the principle that people come first.

Since 1977, Sunstate has conducted business with one basic principle: treat people with respect, fairness and integrity. We prioritize our people. In turn, our people prioritize our customers by delivering top-notch equipment and service that raises the bar for reliability, safety and customer relationships.

This was the philosophy that inspired our founder, Mike Watts, to start his own company, and it’s the philosophy that has permeated all of our business practices ever since.

Twenty percent of Sunstate’s team has been with us for 20 years or more. We believe this is remarkable testament of how Sunstate does more than talk about our values—we proactively demonstrate them internally and externally at every step, developing steadfast relationships with our employees, vendors, customers, and the communities where we do business.

Core Values

Sunstate’s core values define our company culture and are at the essence of how we operate from the wash rack to senior leadership. Every employee is fully trained from day one to ensure continuity of our culture throughout all of Sunstate’s locations.

  • People: Our people come first. Focus on their needs and they will take care of quality, service and customer needs.
  • Integrity: Never commit to anything without following through. It starts at the top.
  • Safety: We place the utmost value on your well-being. No job is so important that we should not take the time to perform the work safely.
  • Challenge: Don’t accept something because it is the way it has always been done. Challenge the company, as well as yourself, to change and improve. Suggest a better way.
  • Empowerment: Make decisions—grow from mistakes.
  • Teamwork: Find solutions, not fault. Long-term relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers are essential to our success. Communication is the key.
  • Fun: If you are not enjoying yourself and having fun:
    • Determine the reason.
    • Make every attempt to change what you can.
    • Give us the opportunity to change what we can.
    • If this fails, make a change.

Familiar Friends; Trusted Partners

While Sunstate may be new to Georgia, our 40-year history comes with a top-notch reputation of integrity, fairness and quality within the rental equipment industry. Ranked as the sixth largest construction equipment rental company in the country and 24th in the world, we bring tried and true principles and standards to our friends in Atlanta.

We are equally pleased to announce that two of our top managers—Andy Sharpton and Thomas Tysl—are returning with their families to their hometown southern roots to lead our southeastern region. Andy and Tom bring a combined 58 years of rental equipment experience along with all of Sunstate’s values and superior customer service practices with them. They are ready to show you why Sunstate Equipment has earned the reputation of “the rental people you can depend on.” Give them a call at 678-268-6590.

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Andy Sharpton

Regional Sales Manager

Andy joined Sunstate in 2012 and has been an outstanding leader of our regional sales team in Southern California. With 18 years of experience in construction and the rental equipment industry, most of it in the Carolinas and Georgia, Andy and his family are excited to return to their southern roots while taking this step alongside Sunstate as we continue to grow in the southeast.

Photo of Thomas Tysl, Regional Operations Manager

Thomas Tysl

Regional Operations Manager

Tom has been part of the Sunstate team for the past 5 years, overseeing regional operations for our North Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee locations. Hailing from University of Florida with a B.S. in Business, Tom and his wife Lynnell now call Stone Mountain, GA, home. Tom brings 40 years of construction management and rental equipment industry expertise with him to lead Sunstate’s new southeast region.

Meet Sunstate

For the past 40 years, Sunstate has cultivated a company and a culture that strives to ensure no detail is overlooked with standards for excellence seen at every step from our well-maintained and meticulously serviced equipment to fast scheduling, on-time deliveries and pickups, 24-hour emergency repairs, no-gouge policies, and a fully trained, friendly team of over 1,600 professionals.

After becoming successfully established throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah, Sunstate began expanding into the southeast region with the 2010 opening of our Memphis, Tenn., branch. A second location was opened in Nashville in 2013, and we have been providing top quality construction rentals to the Tennessee market ever since.

Georgia marks the tenth state in our national service area, and we anticipate continued expansion throughout the southeast and northwest with additional Atlanta Metro area branches, as well as new locations in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon and Washington coming soon.

Our growth is carefully driven by customer demand, facilitated by the stability of proven leadership, and financially backed by Sumitomo Corp., one of the world’s oldest and largest investment groups.

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The Sunstate Story

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25,000 Customers

60,000+ Pieces of Equipment

63 Branches

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4460 Moreland Ave., Conley, GA 30288

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Sunstate Equipment offers a full fleet of state-of-the-art construction equipment and tools by the best names in the industry. With a vast selection of purpose-built OSHA and ANSI equipment that is impeccably inspected and serviced, we deliver powerful tools and equipment to your jobsite that increase productivity and minimize headaches.


Air Compressors & Tools

Air Compressors
Air Hammers
Air Tools and Accessories


Earth Moving

Earth Moving Accessories



Chain Saws
Post Diggers
Stump Grinders
Tree-Log Splitter
Weed Eaters


Material Moving

Forklift Accesories
Small Materials Handling
Material Lifts
Pallet Jacks



Generator and Distribution ACC

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General Construction Tools

Electric Tools
Miscellaneous Tools
Welding and Cutting Equipment

HVAC Equipment

Heating, A/C & Ventilation

Air Conditioners
Fans and Ventilators



Scissor Lift
Boom Lift
Small Man Lift
Scaffolding and Ladders

Concrete and Masonry

Concrete & Masonry

Cutting and Drilling
Surface Preparation
Surface Finishing
Moving, Mixing, and Vibration



Pump Hoses & Accesories

Compaction & Paving

Compaction & Paving

Road Broom

Trucks and Trailers

Trucks & Trailers

Utility Trucks
Pickup Trucks
Water Trucks
Mule Truck
Golf Cart
Dump Truck

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