The name Diamond Bar Equipment comes from a branding iron, “Diamond Bar,” originally owned by store owner Bruce Heslop’s grandfather, Tom Heslop, who came to North America from England in the 1800s. He made his way across the U.S. and eventually ended up cattle ranching in the Nicola Valley. He was also a butcher and owned a trucking company that worked between Kamloops and Merritt.
The brand was handed down to Bruce’s father, C. Harold Heslop, who ranched in Kamloops. He was a cowboy for many years and became a welder and mechanic when his children came along.
The brand was handed down to Bruce because of his interest in animals and horses. The brand is still registered, after all these years. We love the brand and the name so much that we named the company after it. We have the original forged iron still hanging in the store.