MQUIP is operated by a family whose values are entrenched in its daily operations, with the commitment in providing its customers with the highest quality vacuum lifting equipment, as well as delivering exceptional customer service that only a family operated business can. This commitment to quality equipment and customer service allows MQUIP’s customers to perform at their highest potential: permitting for quicker completion times, allowing for greater quality workmanship, while increasing job-site safety.
Our Reason for Being
Established in 2014, MQUIP grew from a need in the landscape market. That need was to move material in a safer and more efficient manner, while maintaining the quality of the material that was being moved. From these needs MQUIP was conceived, by originally providing vacuum lifting equipment to landscapers, to now, where MQUIP can offer vacuum lifting solutions for any material handling requirements.
James previously worked in the field of construction. Back in 2013, he saw the revolutionary impact the Archback Mini, a product of the UK, could have on the landscaping industry. He has now sourced a range of material handling equipment from various countries including Denmark and Germany. Since entering the field, James has developed the first Canadian-made civil-construction vacuum. He is excited to push the advancement in the vacuum lifting industry in order to provide customers with superior and reliable products.
Justin has a background in the construction industry while working in the Muskoka region. Upon graduating from Brock University in 2014 he joined the family business. Justin is a strong communicator who enjoys the customer-relationship aspect of his job.
Marketing and Product Development
Jacob has also spent numerous summers working for a construction company in the Muskoka region. Upon graduating from McMaster University in 2016 he joined the family business. Jacob’s creative skills and imagination has proven invaluable to MQUIP's digital marketing and product development.
Parts and Service
Josh with a construction background as well, applies his knowledge and skill in our Parts and Service department. Upon graduating from Brock University in 2014 he joined his father’s venture. Josh has always shown a keen interest and skill with anything mechanical which has carried over fluently to his duties as MQUIP's trusted technician. There is no-one more qualified to repair a vacuum lifter.
Shelbie, a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from the University of Guelph and a current law student at the University of Ottawa joins MQUIP in the summer to assist in office administration during the busy time of the year. Her organizational skills and business background have been valuable to MQUIP's continued growth.
Waldo Holden, Denson Landscaping Archback Mini
“Best thing since sliced bread, should’ve bought an Archback Mini a long-time-ago”
JC Landscaping Archback Mini
“The best tool for moving natural stone, the Archback Mini is worth every penny”
Colin McMenemy, Muskoka Landscapers Archback Mini
“Best tool in my truck- have laid over 30,000sqft of granite flag. Couldn’t have done without it.”
Josh Werkman, Stonewerks Landscaping Archback Maxi
“The Archback Maxi was a fantastic unit! It outperformed our expectations by a mile, making the job easier and more efficient for us, even in the toughest conditions. The Archback Maxi had no problem lifting our 1.5 ton steps up to 8′ high and 22′ out with ease and confidence for our crew”.