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Kemlee Equipment Ltd. - About Kemlee Equipment Ltd.

Kemlee Equipment in Creston is leading the way in agricultural equipment

Kemlee Equipment, locally owned and operated, was established in 1979 by Philip Kemle.

Since 1984, Philip's business traditions have been carried on by his son, Darrell Kemle. For over 35 years, it has been Kemlee Equipment's objective to provide practical and economic solutions for the equipment needs of its customers.

Kemlee Equipment is one of the Kootenays' leading agricultural equipment supply and service providers.

Agricultural outlets, farmers, ranchers, municipalities, public utility companies, railroads, golf courses, cemeteries and many other commercial enterprises are counted among the long list of satisfied customers.

Kemlee Equipment's success is founded on more than three decades of professional experience and the in-depth knowledge of its sales and support team-solving problems and providing solutions to everything from agricultural equipment repairs to affordable financing.

Kemlee Equipment is the exclusive Kubota dealer in the Kootenays with two locations.  1241 Northwest Blvd.Creston, BC V0B 1G6 and our satellite location @ 426 Van Horne St in Cranbrook.

Kubota is one of the world's largest manufacturers of tractors, construction equipment and diesel engines.

Kemlee Equipment sells excavators, tractors, turf, hay tools and construction equipment manufactured by Kubota.

Other leading suppliers, such as Massey Ferguson and Hesston, provide Kemlee Equipment with a wide range of solutions for contractors, ranchers, farmers, golf course owners or hobby farmers.

Stop by the Creston dealership or call to discuss your agricultural equipment needs with one of Kemlee Equipment's representatives: Matt Fox, Doug Boyd or Darrell Kemle.

Kemlee Equipment takes pride in helping private individuals and small companies throughout the Kootenay region-from the Columbia Valley and Grand Forks to the Boundary country and all points in-between.

Give Kemlee Equipment the opportunity to demonstrate the level of service the friendly staff believe you deserve-and have come to expect-from Kemlee Equipment.

Sales, parts and service support for:

  • Excavators, turf and construction equipment - Kubota
  • Tractors and hay tools - Massey Ferguson, Hesston and Kubota
  • Tractors, loaders and implements - Buhler, Farm King and Allied
  • Backhoes, chippers, shredders and implements - Wallenstein
  • Orchard vineyard sprayers - Slimline Turbo-Mist
  • Supplies-Farm King and Allied
  • Parts-Westward and Hesston
  • Equipment-light industrial and farm
  • Various products-Shortline Equipment

Check Out Our New Location

Come back often and see the pics of our new building.

Our Staff


Darrell Kemle

- General Manager

Darrell joined the family business in 1984 as the Sales Manager. Since then he has immersed himself in the company and now he owns it. Over the past few years Darrell has focussed on all facets of the business, starting with building a good team, as well as helping to put the equipment together, making the sales happen and delivery too! Darrell and his wife Kelly run a small hobby farm in Erickson, BC. He is an avid sportsman, enjoys golf, softball, hockey and pool...where does he find the time?


Johanna MacRae

- Administration

Johanna moved to Creston in July of 2000, with her husband, looking for a change in life style. They have 2 grown children and 2 wonderful grandchildren. She joined the Kokanee Ford administrative team in April 2005. Johanna brings with her many years of management and office skills and enjoys being a part of the team.


Doug Boyd

- Sales
Matt Fox

Matt Fox

- Sales



- Parts

Dave, a Kootenay boy, moved back from Saskatoon in 1997 as our parts manager. He and his wife Debbie have be residents of Wynndel since his return. Dave's farm parts experience enabled him to jump right into the local farmer's needs, with somewhat smaller equipment than the prairies. Over the past 20 years Dave has worked hard to maintain a good supply of parts at reasonable prices for our local farmers and seems to be able to get those hard to find parts. He looks forward to serving all your parts needs.


Kyle Stewart

- Parts

Kyle has been with Kemlee since May of 2015. He started working on vehicles at a young age with his stepfather and uncles. Kyle has over 16 years experience in the automotive Tire & Wheel industry and that's where he started with us. He is now doing double duty at our front parts counter to better serve our clients, working for both Kemlee Equipment & Kokanee Ford. Come and see Kyle for all your parts needs. Kyle has been in Creston for 3 years and enjoys spending his free time with his family and working on vehicles.



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- Service

Rand has been employed at Kemlee Equipment since October 2014. He comes to us with turf equipment experience and exceptional customer service history. He resides in Crawford Bay with his wife and 2 children.



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