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New Owner Adds to Rental Business

Apr 01, 2021 12:00AM ● By By Debra Dingman

Staff from Amos Metz Rental & Sales, Patrick Koch, Bill Ford, and Devon Coyne along with electrician Steve Nicklow are busy sprucing up the building and grounds on North First Street in preparation for the grand opening on Monday. Photo by Debra Dingman

DIXON, CA (MPG) - The Rental Station at the corner of Adams and North First Streets in front of Viva Market has sold and is getting a facelift. Look for the new sign “Amos Metz Rentals & Sales” before their grand opening on Monday, April 5.

This company has been around for 76 years in Woodland and they are “excited to offer a wide variety of equipment rentals to both homeowners and contractors,” said General Manager Kristin Jaconetti who has worked for the company 31 years.

The company was ready to expand and one of their staff discovered Dixon. The Grand Rental Station was originally opened by the late Ken Mistler and his wife, Keri, who became an event decorator and balloon artist.

The business thrived because of Keri’s artistic flair with event decorations and Kenny’s work motto: “If someone asked me if we had it, and we didn’t, I still said ‘yes,’ and bought it or found it [at another rental company.]” After Ken’s sudden death, the business eventually sold to Polina Farias and family.

They have run the business for the past eight years and Polina will still continue to run the party rental end of the business under “Dixon Party Rentals”. She will handle items like tables, chairs, linens and decorations and that part will be operated in the back portion of the building behind the Buckhorn Bar. Polina is also an amazing decorator for events as seen at Dixon Community Church holiday events.

The new owners of Amos Metz Rental & Sales will be the equipment rental side and consists of a team-led LLC of three men and a woman. They will offer excavators to floor polishers and everything in between, they say.

“Things are happening fast. It’s going to be awesome in Dixon,” said Jaconetti. We got new fencing. We got the building cleaned up and painted inside and out, and cleaned up the yard. There is all brand new equipment. Dixon is growing and people are going to be so excited. We hope they come and see us.”

They will host a grand opening this coming Monday. The address is still 851 North First Street and also unchanged is the phone: (707) 678-3100.