Halk Equipment Rentals, Shingle Springs, Calif., has turned over its leadership to the third generation, owner Richard Halk told RER. Halk, which was established in 1960 by Mac and Laura Halk, and then sold to son Richard Halk, has now been passed on to Richard Halk’s daughters, with Michelle Hodgkin running the equipment rental business and Sharon Halk taking over Party Royal.
Sharon Halk recently moved the party rental store to a separate location a couple of blocks away from the tool and equipment store.
Richard Halk, who bought the business from his parents in 1997 has decided to retire. “It gives me great pleasure to know that it will stay in the family for a while longer as I’m sure that my parents too would be extremely proud,” Halk said. “My parents loved the rental business. My father would ask for help from the people in the Sacramento area like Dale Muesborn, Felix Henshaw, Lloyd Applegate and Dick Spanger and found that the great men who owned rental businesses were very generous with their knowledge.”