Echo Bay Tool Rentals

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Echo Bay Tool Rentals is Haida Gwaii’s most comprehensive supplier of tool rentals, providing equipment for everything from food processing equipment and carpet cleaners to construction equipment, from trusted brands like Husqvarna, Stihl, Bosch, Makita, Hilti and many more. Whether it’s a hand tool or a large machine that you need, Echo Bay Tool Rentals will get you set up, show you how to use it, and supply you with the right accessories to go with it. Echo Bay Tool Rentals’ professional staff will do what it takes to help you get your job done and can even order in tools and products not readily available in stores.

Meet Terry Tollestrup

Meet Terry Tollestrup

Terry Tollestrup was a young adult living in Alberta when he came to visit a cousin on Haida Gwaii. It was supposed to be a two week vacation, but instead he never left. He found himself drawn to the community of Daajing Giids and the amazing people who lived there, accepted a job offer and has been an islander ever since.

Terry got a taste of entrepreneurship as a teenager living on his own and working his way through school. His landlord, an accountant, took him under his wing and showed Terry the many benefits to self-employment. Those early lessons stuck with him, and so it wasn't very long after moving to Haida Gwaii that Terry began investing in local businesses. Today he owns several, including Echo Bay Tool Rentals and the Echo Bay Lodge. Diversification and an ability to do many different things are key to making a life on Haida Gwaii, says Terry. "I have lots of irons in the fire!"

Terry's many business ventures don't leave him as much time as he wishes he had for leisure. But when he does manage to find some down time, he is big on getting outdoors and enjoying all of the amazing sights and beauties of nature that Haida Gwaii has to offer. Terry camps, kayaks and hikes whenever he can. He's also actively involved in the community and its many events.


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