About Us

Who we are...

In 1908 Henry Trester started an electric motor company. His dedication to service and distribution for the Milwaukee manufacturing community built lasting relationships and has morphed this family business into Trester Hoist and Equipment. 

Trester Hoist and Equipment was established by Rick Trester in 1995 to provide specialized knowledge on products and applications to both distribution channels and manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin.  It was this focus and specialization that built a strong reputation for fast, friendly and accurate service. 

After working with my father for 12 years, in 2015, I became President of Trester Hoist and Equipment.  I am consistently working to keep the passion my great-grandfather, grandfather and father have established over 100-plus years. 

I have a talented team of professional, fun and energetic problem solvers.  We look forward to keeping your lifting equipment running safely and your facility running productively.  Whether it’s a Customized Preventative Maintenance Program, an OSHA InspectionHoist and Crane RepairsReplacements or UpgradesNew Applications or Workplace Safety Training, Trester Hoist is your complete overhead lifting solution partner. 

We are dedicated to building lasting relationships through our responsivenessproblem solving and knowledge.  Our goal is to become a full service company to our valuable ultimate customers by providing confidence in the safety and reliability of their overhead lifting equipment. 


Robyn Vaupel