Black Dog Equipment began in the spring of 2005 with Eric and Riyanon Keep, one employee, one delivery truck and a small, aging fleet of equipment. In the summer of 2007, we opened the doors at our current location at 300 Denny Court, Montrose, Colorado. Over the years, we have grown to a large fleet of quality rental equipment, a fleet of delivery trucks, and a team of employees. We have expanded beyond just renting equipment and offer new and used sales along with service and repair. By teaming up with many national brands including, Genie, JLG, and Multiquip, we have become your one-stop shop for all your equipment needs.
We began Black Dog Equipment recognizing the importance of customer relationships and service – we continue to strive to always provide customer delight. Our team at Black Dog Equipment looks forward to helping you in any way possible.
Meet the Team
Eric and Riyanon Keep
“Eric and Riyanon met while attending Colorado State University. It was a typical farm boy meets city girl story. Eric is a fourth generation Montrose native and Riy grew up all over the country. After they married, they decided to continue the Keep family tradition and make Montrose their home. In 2005, they were given the opportunity to purchase Eric’s grandfather’s equipment rental business and Black Dog Equipment was born. They have owned Black Dog Equipment for twelve years and when they are not working they are spending time with their two children. The family enjoys hiking, camping and mushroom hunting.”
“I was born in Montrose and have lived here, minus a few college years, for my entire life. I have been married since 2010 and would not be where I am without my wife. I have been building my experience with taking things apart, understanding them, and repairing them ever since I can remember. I grew up in a farming family and can attribute many of my skills to the fact that there was not a financial gain to be had by hiring someone else to repair something. If it was broken, you did what you could to fix it yourself. Sometimes this required out of the box thinking and using what was on hand. I have used this foundation to build into the skills and experience I have today. I have worked at Black Dog Equipment since April 2015.”
“I grew up in the Denver area and moved to Montrose about 15 years ago. I have been with Black Dog Equipment for five years. I enjoy hunting, fishing and anything outdoors when I am not at work. My dog, Trygg, can be seen most days at work with me.”
“I was born and raised here in Montrose. My husband and I recently moved back here to Montrose from Boise, ID. I’ve moved away a couple times but I always gravitate back to home. Now that we are back we plan to help with my family farm and hopefully one day take it over. When I’m not busy at work I love hiking and enjoying the scenery with my dog Stewart. I enjoy taking photos, playing soccer, riding my horse and spending as much time as I can with family and friends.”
“I am a native of Colorado and moved to Montrose in 1969. I have operated, hauled and repaired equipment in the area for the last 40 years. I have been with Black Dog Equipment since 2016. I am married with 2 kids and 6 grandkids.”
“I am Harold Unruh. I am married and have 3 married sons, 7 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. I have lived in Montrose for 24 years. I have delivered equipment for Black Dog for 4 years.”