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Road Tour - Orlando

Bobcat of Orlando
Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 9 am to 3 pm

Road Tour Address:
Bobcat of Orlando
7410 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807

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Dealership Information

Dealer History:
Bobcat of Orlando (also known as Bobcat of Central Florida) was founded in 1988 by Dick Kingsland. A salesman since the early 1970's, Dick acquired the Orlando location of what was then Phil Reed Equipment in January 1988, naming the Bobcat only enterprise, Bobcat of Orlando. Bobcat of Orlando grew along with East Central Florida, and jumped at the chance to acquire Phil Reed Equipment's Tampa location, renaming the organization Bobcat of Tampa Bay, in 1996. Dick recognized the potential of the Bobcat brand and business, continuing to expand the Central Florida dealerships. In July 1998, Bobcat of Ocala was opened as a new start up, still under the Bobcat of Central Florida umbrella.

The business continued to grow as Bobcat of Sarasota opened doors in August 2000 and Bobcat of Orlando-West followed suit, opening in 2005. Dick took great pride in the Central Florida Bobcat family's growth over the years with two new location openings, two new facilities moves and opening and the tripling of the original Orlando facility. Dick has since passed on, transferring the business to his son and second generation owner Rick Kingsland. In his lifetime, Dick's vision of growing Central Florida Bobcat business was realized. Coast to coast customer support, sales and rental of Bobcat equipment is Bobcat of Orlando's goal in pursuit of their mission of becoming the full size leader in compact equipment.

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