about foley rents

The Foley name initially was known as a leader in the early years of automobile dealerships in Newark, but an intriguing business opportunity presented to Edward Foley, Jr. in 1957 to become a Caterpillar tractor dealer, changed the direction of Foley’s future. After ten years of solid growth, Foley Machinery moved to Piscataway, NJ in January 1967 to a larger facility. Today all of Foley’s facilities are a combined 200,000 square feet. 

After ten years of solid growth, Foley Machinery moved to Piscataway, NJ in January 1967 to a larger facility. This remains Foley’s headquarters today where all four divisions operate. The company has spanned three generations of the Foley Family.

Today Jamie Foley is CEO, Ryan Foley is President, and Kim Foley is Chairman of the Board of Foley, Inc., and Marine Corps 1967-1971. Our vision is to “Create customer experiences that create customers for life,” and we believe in and strive to achieve our vision by adhering to our company values of trust, communication, relationships, mutual respect, and astonishment, every day.

There are four divisions that provide a diversified line of products, rentals and services to support our wide range of customer needs. The Machinery Division offers the full line of Cat Construction Products, consisting of over 300 machines. Foley Rents offers short term rentals, long term rentals and rent-to-own agreements. Power Systems provides emergency and prime power generator sets, power generation rentals, temperature control rentals, compressed air rentals, marine engines, and industrial engines. The On Highway Division’s capabilities includes services from basic oil changes to major overhauls, and our factory-trained technicians provide expert and reliable service whether it is for Cat or non-Cat truck engines. Foley offers product support capabilities for every division which includes all service and parts availability for all product types.

Our territory includes the northern half of New Jersey, Staten Island, and Bermuda. In addition to the Piscataway location, there are 10 parts-drops throughout New Jersey including Monroe Township, Wall, Clifton, Pompton Lakes, Flanders, Glen Gardner, Fairview, Flemington, Neptune and on Staten Island.


A Timeline of Foley's History

1957– Foley Machinery begins business as a Caterpillar Dealer

1967– Foley Machinery moves HQ from Union, NJ to Piscataway, NJ

1967– Bermuda added to territory

1969– Purchased Lift Truck Business

1971– 1st Parts Drop is established (Dick’s Gas Station in Paramus)

1971– Ed Foley, Jr. founds the NJ Alliance for Action

1978– Kim Foley becomes President

1980– Power Systems is launched

1984– Ed Foley retires; Kim becomes CEO and Chairman of the Board

1988– Monroe Branch is opened

1990– Foley Machinery is renamed Foley, Incorporated

1996– Foley Rents is launched

1998– Jamie and Ryan Foley join the company

1999– Foley Truck Division building is opened

2005– Jamie Foley is named President

2007– Foley, Incorporated celebrates 50th Anniversary

2007– Ryan Foley named Vice President of Foley Rents

2009– Jamie Foley elected CEO of Foley, Inc.

2014– Ryan Foley named President of Foley, Inc.          

Foley has developed a reputation for assiting customers with the equipment they need on a temporary basis.

Established in 1996 in Linden, N.J., and later moved to Piscataway and Monroe, Foley Rents is an unbeatable source for a full range of job-sit rental needs, including light towers, aerial lifts, wheel loaders, power generators, hand tools, air compressors, Cat earthmoving equipment and a fill line of compavt constrcution equipmnet and work tools.

"The Introduction of Cat Compact Construction Equipment in the 1990's was a wonderful addition to Foley Rents, as well as our sales line-up," Ryan Foley states. "With so many work tools available for sale or rent, our customers can use a Cat skid steer loader or compact excavator to do more in less space than ever before."

Our Mission

        We create customer experiences that create customers for life.
        We respond to our customers with innovative solutions to help them build and power our future.
       We will adhere to our values in everything we do...
  • Trust
  • Communication
  • Relationships
  • Excellence
  • Astonishment

why rent?

Ten Good Reasons to Rent from Foley


1. Minimize Costly Breakdowns
Our fleets are put through a rigorous maintenance routine prior to each rental to make sure you get the most productive and reliable equipment at your job site


2. Get Your Job Completed More Efficently
Expect the latest technology from Foley Rental Service.  You will be using the best equipment to get the job done.


3. No Maintenance Costs
Now you can eliminate costly service shops, service tooling, spare parts and maintenance records


4. Eliminate Storage Costs
No need to maintain a storage yard.  Just give Foley a call for quick pick-up or just drop the machine off at our store location in Piscataway, NJ


5. No Capital Investment
Renting frees up your business capital. The extra capital you save through renting equipment from Foley Rental Services can help you grow your business more profitably.


6. Increase Your Borrowing Power
Renting equipment does not appear as a liability on your balance sheet. Renting can actually increase your borrowing power by offering a better ration of assets to liabilities.


7. No Equipment Obsolescence
Foley Rental Services allows you to use the most technologically advanced equipment without the concern of costly depreciation.


8. Supplement Your Core Fleet
You may not always have the right equipment to get the job done, but we do. Rely on Foley Rental Services to quickly supply the equipment you need to get the job done.


9. Try It Before You Buy It
What better way to try out equipment than to rent a similar machine from the large selection of equipment at Foley Rental Services.


10. Expect Responsive Service
Our knowledgeable team can consult you on equipment and applications. We will work to become your trusted rental source and make your job easier.

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