After working together for over 10 years at Ingersoll Rand's Construction and Mining Division, Frank Gallo and Bill Bochicchio were ready to take their expertise and experience to the next level. During their years at Ingersoll Rand, they were involved in many aspects of mining, compaction, air compressor, oil, gas and water drilling operations throughout the Northeastern United States.

Looking to focus on opportunities in Pennsylvania and New York, Bill and Frank teamed up in 1980 to purchase a full-line GMC truck dealership in Dunmore, PA. That operation provided full rebuilding services of major industrial engines, including Detroit, Cummins and Caterpillar. After a year of building a strong reputation for performance, Frank and Bill were approached by Dresser Industries to take on the complete LeRoi-Dresser line of products. They further expanded their operation by adding Driltec Rotary drilling equipment in 1981.

Not resting or content with their expanding and thriving business, Bill and Frank seized upon another opportunity in 1983 when they acquired a John Deere Construction and Forestry dealership in the Scranton, PA area. This acquisition opened up signficant new opportunities in the municipal and general contracting markets. Building on the success of the now named Five Star Equipment, John Deere continued to offer Bill and Frank expansion opportunities in NY and PA, resulting in the current footprint of eight locations. 

While planning for the company's future success, Frank Gallo and Bill Bochicchio hired Bill Farrell in 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. In conjunction with the owners, Bill Farrell and the senior leadership team have developed and implemented a strategic, long-range plan that includes significant reinvestment in the business and its capabilities - people, facilities, systems and state-of-the-art technologies. This exciting plan builds on the company's rich history of long-standing relationships with customers and will ensure that Five Star Equipment is the first choice for many years to come.   

From the beginning, the Five Star Equipment name represented a dedicated team of professionals who partnered with the Construction and Forestry communities. Today, Five Star Equipment continues this commitment and is focused on its Vision and Mission:



Our Vision

To be the leading dealer in the markets we serve and our customers' first choice for their equipment needs.  


Our Mission

At Five Star Equipment, we power our customers' success through our dedicated and knowledgeable team, our quality products and our focus on customer service. 


Our Values

Customer Focus
We succeed through long-term partnerships with satisfied customers.

We are honest, respectful and fair in dealing with customers, employees and suppliers.

We deliver on our commitments and are accountable for our actions and results.

Our competitive advantage is our team and we achieve more by working together towards common goals.

We drive and embrace change and are committed to improving every day.

Internal Use Only


John DeereHitachiFeconBomagTrail King IndustriesEagle Beaver TrailersHarlo Products         

Dunmore, PA

1300 Dunham Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512
(570) 346-1701

Athens, PA

711 Route 199
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-8800

Waterford, PA

#46 Rt. 97 South
Waterford, PA 16441
(814) 796-2663

Williamsport, PA

2585 Lycoming Creek Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 494-4030

Kirkwood, NY

1653 NY RT. 11 , PO Box 383
Kirkwood, NY 13795
(607) 775-2006

Orchard Park, NY

284 Ellicott Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 662-2191

Rochester, NY

60 Paul Road
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 235-3011

East Syracuse, NY

6500 E. Taft Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 452-4560