Diamonds have come up trumps for Kennards Concrete Care , which celebrated their fifth anniversary in January this year.

Since 2004, the specialist equipment hire company have helped hundreds of contractors tackle all sorts of concrete related jobs, from demolition, drilling and cutting to grinding, stripping and planing.

Starting with a hire centre in Sydney, Kennards Concrete Care quickly added outlets in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. Growth has come from the array of equipment on offer as well as from the expertise of staff, who can advise customers on the right machine or the right diamond for their job.

Kennards Concrete Care was the idea of Angus Kennard, whose grandfather, Walter, founded Kennards Hire, in 1948. While working in the general hire business, Angus developed an interest in concrete equipment, and began adding more products at the branches he managed. He believed there was a need that was not being fully met, and, after travelling overseas to learn more, launched Kennards Concrete Care as a stand-alone entity.

When working with concrete, there are many variables and job limitations that have to be considered. For instance with surface preparation, there is the hardness of the concrete, the product to be removed, surface finish required, whether it is inside or outside, is it a wet or dry environment, is there a need for dust control and what power source is available.