In 1982, Charles Sutton purchased the first pick-ups for his service business. Out of desperation to have truck accessories that would fit his specific needs, Charles designed a pick-up bed cap. After many design modifications, in 1989, he began marketing them to service and utility companies in the central United States. Needing accessories for the truck cap, he designed a ladder rack but many of the utilities companies wanted a way to tie down and lock their ladders. Again he went back to the drawing board and he and his son, Wayne created the QUIK-LOCK Ladder Restraint System. As the ladder lock business grew, the ladder rack designs evolved. They are now streamlined, adaptable and patented. Our company began with a humble history but has now grown to serve the needs of the utility and service industries across the western hemisphere by designing and building ladder racks, ladder locks, and ladder rack accessories to fit service bodies.
How We Do Business
First and foremost, we are a family business with three generations working in it. Our Christian values are deeply rooted into all aspects of our business. Our philosophy is simple. We treat our customers like we want to be treated. When you purchase products from Able Equips, you can expect innovative designs, excellence in quality, and top notch customer service. We stand behind our products. Guaranteed.