Ecco Equipment Corp. has hired Carl Thigpen to serve as the new regional manager for the Idaho region.

Thigpen brings extensive experience in the heavy equipment business to this position. He cut his teeth in the rental business with United Rentals as a salesman and manager. He moved to the Boise area in 2008 and gained additional experience and expertise with sales and management positions at RSC Rental and H&E Equipment Services.

As Idaho regional manager, Thigpen will be responsible for overseeing all rental, sales and maintenance operations in Idaho as well as parts of eastern Oregon.

“I’m delighted to join the team here at ECCO,” said Thigpen. “I plan to build on ECCO’s excellent reputation as the premier heavy equipment rental company in the West. I’m confident we can deliver equipment solutions to everyone in the valley that needs to move dirt.”

Thigpen is married with two daughters who attend Boise State University. His hobbies include riding anything with two wheels, traveling, and spending time with family.

Ecco has been renting heavy equipment since 1962 and entered the Idaho market in 2006.  Ecco is a heavy construction equipment rental specialist serving 14 locations in the western United States. Visit

Based in Santa Ana, Calif., Ecco Equipment Corp. is No. 83 on the RER 100.