Paul and Carla Halvorson have owned and operated Enderby Rentals / Interior Motors since the Spring of 2010. Prior to moving to Enderby, they lived in Pemberton, BC. Paul was a 3rd generation high-lead logger and began working in the woods at 16. He worked for a year at Howe Sound Equipment which was a Stihl chainsaw shop and rental house in Squamish and enjoyed working on small engines but felt a pull to go back to the woods and stayed in the logging industry for 30 years. It was there that he found an appreciation for Stihl products beginning with the 075's and 051's and onward to the 046's and 066's.
During that time he worked alongside family and friends and eventually began contract yarding and loading and road-building with his brother Don and friend Kevin, eventually running a stump to dump operation. They sold the logging operation in 2004 and Paul worked for another logging company for the next 5 years. Paul had a desire to own a small family run saw and rental shop going back to his days at Howe Sound Equipment as a young man and liked the way his bosses, father and son, Sid and Phil Roberge treated their employees and customers and the laughter with old-timers visiting and telling stories on a Saturday or Sid making a big batch of pancakes in the showroom on a Saturday morning. They appreciated their customers and would go to great lengths to accommodate them.
Paul saw that again when his own logging co was a customer of Phil and Sid's and was on the receiving end of their service.
In the Summer of 2009, while on vacation in Enderby, Carla encouraged Paul to walk into Interior Motors and ask Ray Kemp if he wanted to sell his business. Ray was ready and a few months later with much prayer, they sold their home in Pemberton and made the move to Enderby, adding tool rentals to the business and changing the name to Enderby Rentals Ltd. Ray and Cindy had owned the business since 1995 and had developed a good relationship with the people of the North Okanagan. Ray is a great mechanic and a good man and has continued working with Paul and Carla, training and teaching as they go.
After many years on the customer side of the counter, Paul and Carla enjoy the folks that come through their doors and do their very best to treat their customers the way they would want to be treated.
Enderby Rentals is a Stihl dealer and warranty center, as well as a repair center for all lawn and garden equipment. We are located in downtown Enderby, just 20 minutes from Salmon Arm and Vernon, BC, or just north of Armstrong, along the beautiful Shuswap River. We carry a full range of Stihl products for logging and landscaping including chainsaws, blowers, string trimmers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters, cutoff saws, cutquicks®, sprayers, and many other Stihl parts and accessories.
Enderby Rentals is also an equipment rental business united with Interior Motors, a well established small engine, chainsaw, and landscape equipment repair, sales and service company. Enderby Rentals is also your place to rent or buy Stihl or Toro products or renovation and concrete power tools and equipment.Reliable and courteous with friendly service, we have been serving the area from this location since 1974. Stihl products are our main line, but we service almost all makes and models, including Husqvarna, Echo, Jonsered, Honda and Homelite.
We Rent many tools including:Ladders - Scaffolding - Hydraulic jacks - Concrete tools - Fasteners - Packers - Breakers - Cement mixers - Lawn care equipment - Laser levels - Transit - Metal detectors - Plumbing snakes - Drills - Grinders - Gensets - Trash pumps - Submersible pumps - Fire pumps - Wood splitters - Pressure washers - Compressors - Air nailers - Floor sanders - Carpet kickers - Lino rollers - Tile cutters - Cutoff saws - And much more for the carpenter, contractor and home owner. If you need it, there is a good chance that we have it.
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Pictured below L-R, Norm Halvorson (Dad), Don Halvorson (Brother), Paul and Sonny VanHorlick, Dec 1979.
The link below is to Paul's Woodgas truck and its construction. If you enjoy the concept of driving your vehicle on wood fuel, check out this page.