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Meet The Team

Eddie Cooper
"Super Cooper"

6′ 0″ 192 lbs

Man Score: 93


Hendersonville Manager, Eddie has been around the construction business for over twenty years either delivering bricks or hauling roll off dumpsters. He has decided to come off the road and bless TCE with his presence behind the counter in Hendersonville. He has three boys and resides in White House with his lovely wife Melinda.

Ken Monaghan
"Big Lovin"

6′ 2″ 294 lbs

Man Score: 96


Lead Mechanic in Dickson, Big Ken brings a lot to the TCE table in the way of fixing things and overall handsomeness. Between Ken & Jarod, not only do they keep our equipment running smoothly, but they will work on your stuff too. Ken is married to Mrs. Sarah Monaghan and they reside in Burns, TN.

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Hunter Buttrey
"Head Hunter"

6′ 0″ 250 lbs

Man Score: 94


Known for his honest and straight forward style, Hunter keeps us laughing and keeps your equipment delivered on time.  Hunter has superior genetics and capabilities allowing him to both entertain and be productive. Hunter lives in Dickson, TN with his wife Jana and their 3 children.

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Chris Hite

6′ 3″ 240 lbs

Man Score: 89


Starting at Manager for the Nashville Store, Chris Hite is the pride of Hickman County . Hite brings a “can do” attitude for our customers and is in general, a positive addition to team. Chris lives in Lyles, TN with his sweet wife Molly and their baby Lillian.

John Forrest
"The Hammer"

6′ 2″ 220 lbs

Man Score: 95


Owner, John enjoys a good challenge and has expertise in operating equipment. He sometimes makes us laugh, sometimes makes us curse. John hales from Pegram, Tennessee and he is married to the sweet Anna of Manchester. They live in Pegram with their daughter Bristol and their son Gunner.

Brett Buttrey

6′ 0″ 230 lbs

Man Score: 95


Operations Manager & 2X BBQ Champion, he is a gifted salesman and has an incredible Myers Briggs classification as an “ESTP.” He can be found primarily in the woods during deer and turkey season. Brett lives in Kingston Springs with his sweet wife Crystal.

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Ryan Bell

5’8″ 175 lbs

Man Score: 83


Starting at yardman for the Hendersonville location, Ryan keeps our equipment and facilities well-maintained.  Ryan brings life and energy to our operation and leaves us sometimes standing in wonder.

Jared Cathey

6′ 1″ 245 lbs

Man Score: 95


Jared is our latest wrench turner getting it done at the big store in Dickson. Like many of us at TCE, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and the outdoors in general. Jared lives with his family in White Bluff, Tennessee.

Jason Petty

5′ 9″ 215 lbs

Man Score: 90

Driver for Nashville, Jason brings a smile to our face and often leaves us standing in wonderment. Jason enjoys hunting, fishing, and pickin up girls at the Ashland City Wal*Mart. He specializes in story telling and customer service. Jason resides in Kingston Springs with his pet bass and his dog Maggie.

Brian “Bud” Petty

5’9″ 250 lbs
Man Score: 87


Owner, Bud Petty has construction equipment in his blood. With experience as a Project Engineer & Estimator for Bovis, and a stint working with The Hannah Company, Brian returned to the family business several years ago.  Brian has four children, and they reside in Kingston Springs, Tennessee somewhere on the Harpeth River.

Jason Baggett
"The Bags"

6′ 0″ 200 lbs

Man Score: 95


Lead Man for the Dickson Store, Jason brings a wealth of talent to our operation. He has expertise in rental equipment and is a positive addition to the life of anyone he comes in contact with. He resides in Burns, Tennessee with his sweet wife Desiree and their little girl Maggie Kate.

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Garret Snetsinger

5’8″ 155 lbs

Man Score: 90


Starting as mechanic for the Nashville location, Garrett is the man behind the man.  He is not afraid to tackle the hard projects, as he has an extra dose of common sense.  He is a gifted mechanic and a positive addition to the Nashville team. We do sometimes wonder about his chin whiskers.

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Chris Owen

6′ 2″ 195 lbs

Man Score: 82 (see earrings)


Starting at lead Mechanic for the Hendersonville Store, Chris keeps your equipment running as well as his jacked-up two-wheel drive Toyota. Originally from Gulf Shores, Chris makes his home in Clarksville, TN with his lovely wife Sarah. He can randomly be heard singing lead vocals on whatever song is currently playing on the radio…just not very well.

Josh Cummings
"Cummings Diesel"

5′ 9 3/4″  184.9 lbs


Josh is the counter man and Stihl specialist at the Nashville Location. With epertise in running equipment as well as an ability to cleverly place blue berries in his salad, Josh keeps your company moving on time. The only thing tighter than his deadlines are his jeans. Josh lives in Chapmansboro, TN with his wife Raigan and sons Bodhi and Memphis, and we are blessed to have him working with us.

Ken Petty
"The Great Oak"

5′ 6″ 180

Man Score: 97


Owner, Ken Petty is the mastermind behind the operation. T.C.E. is the second successful rental company Mr. Petty has built. He brings a wealth of business knowledge, sales experience, and people skills to our organization. Ken is currently building his cattle empire with his son Brian and his brother Robert known as the Harpeth River Cattle Company.  Lonesome Dove has nothing on these self-made cattlemen.  Ken is married to Carol Petty, they have four grown children, and they reside in Kingston Springs, Tennessee.

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