About Us


Dutchmen Equipment out of Camrose, Alberta was founded in 2001 by John van der Werf. A well recognized journeyman heavy equipment technician with over 30 years in the heavy equipment trade. The company then was John, his wife Connie and one service truck, and soon expanded in 2003 to include one more truck and their oldest son Jesse, also a journeyman heavy equipment technician. Through excellence and commitment to superior customer service, the Company in the last 10 years has expanded to locations in Camrose, Sherwood Park and Fort McMurray. It now employs approximately 40 people and has a rental division, Heavy Metal Equipment Rentals. Since day one the philosophy has been to have all management experienced in the business, and to this day all sales personnel, rental coordinators, service managers, and managers are licensed heavy equipment technicians who know all aspects of the business.



Mission Statement

All good business is established with Integrity. Therefore at Dutchmen Equipment Services and Heavy Metal Equipment Rentals Integrity is everything. Our safety program, treatment of employees, customer and vendor relationships are all based on this. Our commitment to professionalism is how we strive to set us apart from our competition. In doing so we will accomplish top value for those we serve.


  • Certificate of Recognition in Safety (C.O.R)
  • ACSA
  • IS.Net Reporting
  • PICS Reporting