KETCHUM, Idaho — The 10 employees of Lutz Rentals, Blaine County's only full-service rental company, recently purchased the interests of founder Robert Lutz, making the company an employee-owned firm.

Tony Lutz, who joined his brother's company in 1970, will continue as president.

“More than half of the employees have been here 10 years or longer,” said Tony Lutz. “Robert and I are very happy that we can give them a stake in the business. We believe it will help the company retain experienced people with a real interest in serving our customers.”

Lutz Rentals offers more than 300 different items, including landscaping, automotive and construction equipment such as power tools and forklifts.