About Riekes Equipment

Innovative Solutions. Unrivaled Service.

We understand that a company is only as good as the people who make it up, and at Riekes we have the very best! It is this ideal that has driven the success of Riekes Equipment for over 80 years.


Riekes Equipment Company was founded in 1936 by Samuel Riekes, his sons Max and Henry, and son-in-law Mort Richards. From the original business recycling bottles in the barn, the business grew along with the material handling industry itself to include conveyors, hand trucks, and eventually lift trucks.

Riekes began in Omaha, but we’ve expanded throughout the last eight decades, always adapting to changing economic realities and improving technologies to serve our customers as best we can.

History Timeline of Riekes & Bublitz

Our Core Values & Guarantee

We Are Riekes

  • Integrity - Demonstrating honesty & fairness in every decision & action.
  • Collaboration - Working together as a team to reach our shared goals.
  • Performance - Going above and beyond to deliver amazing service.
  • People - Caring for every person with kindness.
  • Accountability - Being motivated & responsible for our actions & results.
  • Innovation - Using all of our resources to deliver valuable solutions.

We back our business with our Performance Guarantee


Riekes has achieved MHEDA MVP status five years in a row, demonstrating our commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship. We have also earned the prestigious Yale Dealer of Excellence Award 18 of the last 22 years, which is no small feat.

Over the years Riekes Equipment has won many other sales, training and civic awards, such as "2006 Best of B2B" and "2009 Combilift Dealer of Excellence." At Riekes the awards are much more than the crystal, marble and gold they are made from. Here, the awards represent the thousands of satisfied customers that have made Riekes their material handling dealer throughout the years.

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We understand that the materials handling business is more than lift trucks and conveyor; it is about people, and you are only as good as the people who comprise your company. At Riekes Equipment Company our people are the best in the industry. If you’d like to join a team of dedicated professionals, get in touch with us today.

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Industry News

Riekes Equipment Receives 2017 Dealer of Excellence Award
Apr 18, 2018
Riekes Equipment received the prestigious Yale Dealer of Excellence Award for the 13th consecutive year. This award, bestowed by Yale Materials Handling Corporation for top-performing dealers, recognizes superior performance in the areas of customer service, management practices, lift truck sales and aftermarket support. Read More
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Mar 14, 2018
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