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TAL Holdings buying Harbor Rental in Friday Harbor, also owns Browne's Home Center

PRESS RELEASE: TAL Holdings, one of the fastest growing family-owned building material centers in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed in principle to acquire Harbor Rental and Saw Shop (Harbor Rental) located on Guard Street in Friday Harbor.

Located in Friday Harbor, WA, Harbor Rental has been a trusted name in the San Juan Island community since 1974, providing equipment and tool rental, small engine repair, and lawn mower sales.

“The acquisition of Harbor Rental is a key component of TAL’s growth strategy,” shares TAL CEO Jason Blair. “This acquisition will allow us to diversify our business profile, expand our service offerings, and better support the San Juan Island community. By incorporating Harbor Rental and allocating millions of dollars towards the renovation of Browne’s Home Center, which is also situated in Friday Harbor, we demonstrate our dedication to helping build better communities for many years into the future.”

Owned by the Olshefsky family for 36 years, Harbor Rental has operated under a commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Darren Olshefsky, current manager and one of the owners, said, “We are excited for this partnership, as it will provide our employees with additional resources and growth opportunities, benefiting all parties involved – employees, customers, and vendors.”

Blair added, “Harbor Rental, with its strong reputation and dedication to customer service, perfectly aligns with our core values and mission to help build better communities. We are grateful for the trust and partnership of the Olshefsky family throughout the acquisition process.”

Effective May 1, 2023, Harbor Rental and Saw Shop will officially join the TAL family of companies and continue to operate under the same name. With this acquisition, TAL will have a total of 30 locations located in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

About TAL Holdings

Based in Vancouver, Washington, TAL Holdings is a family-owned company helping to build better communities. At its 29 building material centers located throughout the Pacific Northwest, TAL creates a positive experience for its customers—pros and homeowners alike—by providing guidance for innovative, smart building solutions. TAL’s family of brands include Badger Building Center, Bayview Building Supply of Elma, Best Built Builders Supply, Browne’s Home Center, Gerretsen Building Supply, Lake Chelan Building Supply, Marson and Marson Lumber, Midway Building Supply, Miller’s Home Center, Mount Vernon Building Center, and Tum-A-Lum Lumber. www.TALHoldingsLLC.com

1 comment

  • KCB Sunday, 23 April 2023 08:34 Comment Link Report

    Hah. No it won’t. We all know where this leads.... bigger is not better, most is not more. So many of us dread having to go to DO IT BEST, with terrible overpriced selection and horrible customer service in many departments, mostly having to do with the current managers in those areas. Olshefsky will be sorely missed - and the wonderful service they have provided the islands for the past 30+ years will not be so easily modeled after.

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