Our Staff is here to serve you! Family owned and operated, Custom Equipment Company (CEC) provides innovative solutions for our customers’ material handling and packaging needs. Located in Charleston, SC, and near the port, our staff services both the continental US and International markets. Our staff is here for you! We provide custom and standard pallets, containers, totes and packaging as well as products related to storage, ergonomics and facilities. We provide service to most industries, including, but not limited to: Aerospace, Automotive, Agriculture, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Food Processing. After a thorough assessment and evaluation of your requirement(s), we will provide a comprehensive solution based on your application and most importantly, your budget. You can feel confident that our staff will help you choose the right solution for all of your material handling needs. Profile Don’t miss out on special Case Studies and Company Blogs to stay in the know with Custom Equipment Company! Contact a Sales Representative today and find out how we can meet your needs! Please meet our staff at Custom Equipment Company!
Bobby Riggs was born and raised in Charleston SC. He graduated in 1971 with a BS in Marketing from the University of South Carolina. Go Cocks! Happily married to his beautiful wife and father to their son and daughter. Bobby’s hobbies include fishing, hunting, golfing, and all sports played by the Gamecocks. He loves his family and so enjoyed coaching his kids as they grew up from an early age to high school.
He was employed as a salesman in 1971 for a metal fabrication company covering the eastern U.S. So, his customers were mostly in the manufacturing sector of textiles and the tire industry. In 1978, he founded Custom Equipment Company as a Distributor and Manufacture’s representative for all industries. Thus, he enjoys creating products that benefit our customers throughout the US and beyond.
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Born in Asheville, NC, Brian moved to Charleston, SC at the age of twenty-six. A change of scenery, from the mountains to the ocean, it was yet another life choice Brian will never regret. He served in administrative and management roles for a few years before joining the Custom Equipment family in November of 2020.
Responsible for all Administrative decisions and Operational leadership as well as determining and executing the Company’s Vision. He does Inside Sales, Warehouse Oversight and Office Administration. Brian also assists the team in many other areas and fields. He also facilitates and attends most of the Industry Conferences and Leadership Panels. He finds joy in learning and adapting to this new industry as he continues to grow to better understand it.
Currently a resident of Hanahan, SC. He loves traveling and spending time with friends as, what he refers to himself as, an extreme extrovert. He believes that these personality traits make him a great asset to the team and to every customer and vendor that he has the opportunity to work with.
**And if you are looking for a Sales Position in South Carolina and across the United States. Send me an Email Brian@cecmhs.com with your resume! We are CONSTANTLY looking for self-motivated Outside Sales Reps who are ready to be trained in our Industry and then let loose to grow and prosper!! Competitive Salary/Commission, 401-K, Paid Time Off, Flexible Work Schedules and Bonus Structure!! **
Heather was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She moved to South Carolina when she was three years old. After graduating from Stratford High School, she went on to graduate from Trident Technical College where she studied bookkeeping. She began working with Custom Equipment Company in June 2012.
Heather is responsible for oversight of company operations. She handles all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and some Human Resources. She currently lives in Summerville, SC with her husband and their three children. They also have two Boxers, Sophie and Penny and a Yorkie, Oliver. In her spare time she enjoys running and coaching her children’s soccer teams. She also loves to craft and make shirts.
Robbie Lewis is a 1996 Graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Business. Upon graduating, he began his sales career with Ferguson Enterprises working his way from inside sales to outside sales. He was responsible for starting and promoting a new business development unit with the newly formed underground utilities division in Bluffton, SC. Leaving this position in 2004, he set off to pursue an opportunity with a smaller family owned business called Custom Equipment Company, which is where he remains today.
Robbie has continued his passion for business development through business to business relationships which he considers ‘Partnerships’. He brings value to his customers by providing a supply chain that not only delivers high quality products, but reliable delivery as well. He has built a strong knowledge and emphasis in our industry fields. These include returnable packaging, ergonomics, storage solutions and material handling as a whole. He likes to be the “GO TO GUY” when someone needs help with any new projects or problems they are having. He looks forward to bringing value to you through comprehensive analysis, consultation and solutions.
Outside of his professional life, he has been happily married since 2004. He adores his wife and 2 wonderful children. Both are in grade school and fill up their remaining time outside school. However, when Robbie has time he likes to golf, hunt, serve in his community and attend USC football games. Go Cocks!
Bud Moore was born and raised in Orangeburg, SC and attended the University of South Carolina. He graduated in 1972 with a BA in History and Business and went right to work. Since graduation he has been in and around the packaging business for the last 30+ years. This, after and while, serving in the National Guard. Bud Moore
He wanted to finish his career with a family owned company that he could bring value and expertise to. So he became a proud member of the CEC team. He has completed the Afflink Inc. packaging certification exam and was awarded Certified Packaging Specialist ( CPS ) certificate. He looks forward to bringing value to your organization by offering comprehensive solutions to any material handling and packaging needs you may have.
Colby Blanchette was born in Boston, MA prior to moving to New Hampshire where he spent the majority of his youth. After college, began working for a non-profit organization as a systems and technology manager which led to the opportunity of volunteer coaching for youth soccer. Later switching careers to landscape design and account management he found a passion for botany, project management and sales while becoming a certified horticulturist in SWFL. Colby then joined the Custom Equipment family in September 2022 as the outside sales representative for the greater Greenville area.
Colby is currently living in South Carolina with his family including his Great Dane, Hvitzerk. In his spare time, Colby enjoys any chance to go on an adventure with his family. Having his campervan stocked and fueled to go hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing or any manner of outdoor activity at a moment’s notice, he also enjoys trying new local dishes from around the world during his travels. He believes his analytical mindset, attention to detail and openness towards new experiences will be an asset to his team and clients.
You can reach him directly by email at Colby@cecmhs.com