By Clinton Murakami

Home improvements, renovations, and just general care always seem never-ending.

I’m Clint Murakami and a few years back, I needed to simply move some dirt from the front of my yard to the back of my home.

After the first few wheelbarrows of dirt, I quickly decided to not do it by hand. However, I knew that if I chose an excavator, I had to get the equipment through a 36-inch wide front gate. I began looking for a place to rent this type of machine and I couldn’t find what I really needed. So I inquired with local equipment dealers and wound up purchasing the required machines myself. Today, Murakami Rentals has an inventory that consists of small skid loaders and track loaders that range from 36 inches to 42 inches wide, and excavators. The loaders are used mainly to move dirt, gravel and other types of material. We also have mini-excavators that are used to dig footings, trenches, swimming pools, as well as remove small trees. We carry attachments for some of our machines, like trenchers for installing pipes, jackhammers for breaking up concrete, backhoes for our skid loaders to dig footings, tillers to break ground, and various types of buckets. Bobcat, Komatsu, Toro, Hitachi, and Caterpillar manufacture our machines.


Our customers range from large contractors who need a compact machine for demolition work inside buildings to homeowners who have small landscaping projects. Over the past years, homeowners have become more ready, willing and able to do their own renovation projects such as digging footings for concrete sidewalks, patios and swimming pools. Thus, saving themselves time, cost, and basically “doing it exactly how I want it.” The machines are fairly easy to operate and customers are encouraged to ask any questions or ask for help from our experienced staff.

The versatility of these machines is quite amazing. For their size, they are powerful. The labor savings alone can pay for the rental of the machines.

Call us at 348-8270 to find the right machine for your project and for rental prices and delivery charges.


Clinton Murakami is the owner of Murakami Roofing.