Dan Twohey moved to Edmonton, Alberta from Lindsay, Ontario in 1977. That same year was Dan's first interaction with equipment, when he started working for Wells Construction at only 17 years old. In 1991 Dan along with his brother Chris incorporated TWOBRO EQUIPMENT SERVICES LTD.
Their first major purchases were a 1985 CAT 950B Loader and a 1982 740 Champion Grader. Using these on small jobs and snow removal is where their business adventures began. Over the years their jobs went from oilfield, small inch pipeline jobs, leases, reclamation work, onwards into subcontracting for major paving jobs all over Alberta. They even did the change overs at Northlands Racetrack from harness to thoroughbreds for 12 years in Edmonton.
While Dan was often working out of town, he had a family of 4 at home. His wife Janice, eldest son Brendan, daughter Brijanne and youngest son Keaton.
In early 2000’s Twobro’s scope included widening, grading, culverts, more oilfield and roadwork. In 2005 Dan ventured on a solo mission with Twobro Equipment.
Dan started collaborating with Mike Onischuk in 2003 whom later became Twobro’s Superintendent and quickly went from friend to family with the Twohey’s. Mike’s hard work, dedication and old school business mentality created many projects, contacts and hilarious stories. Mike was taken suddenly and far too soon in 2014. His name and fond memories are often talked about within the Twohey Family.
Early 2012 Twobro’s work description slowly started to include equipment rentals and by fall 2017 Twobro was a 100% rental company. Twobro’s yard locations changed over the years from Edmonton to Redwater to North of Fort Saskatchewan to right into Fort Saskatchewan where it has been since 2010. In 2012 Dan designed and built his shop and expanded the yard.
Today Twobro has over 85 pieces, with equipment rentals all over Canada and even into the United States. While work scopes, equipment, technology and locations changed over the years, for Twobro a few things have always remained the same- Dan’s dedication, level of professionalism and cleanliness has made a name for itself.
When Dan is not working in the shop or rolling the yard, he is often spending time with his grandchildren, cheering on the Oilers or traveling with Janice.