Please note, we do not operate a retail store open to the public. All of our deliveries are made by UPS, USPS, or Freight.
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm. Eastern Time
800-525-7681 toll free
Ken Larson, President, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Larson, OTR, Manager, E-mail email@example.com
Equipment Shop's Beginning
Carrie and Ken were in love. Carrie was studying Occupational Therapy at Tufts University and Ken was enrolled in engineering school at Northeastern. After graduation Carrie started work in a progressive therapeutic preschool. Ken worked in his family's manufacturing and sales business. Like all special education programs for kids at the time, Carrie's school had a difficult time finding suitable positioning equipment for the classroom. It was common for therapists to make much of their own equipment. No one in the USA was manufacturing pronestanders, cornerseats, or wedges. Carrie was inventive and Ken had access to a complete development shop at the family's company and could build almost anything. Soon, nights out at the movies gave way to nights spent building equipment for Carrie's preschool.
"Where'd you get that?" and "Can you make one for me?" Carrie often heard from visiting professionals. "I saw a what-cha-ma-call-it in Switzerland. Do you know where I can find one here?" Ken started researching sources and developed designs for equipment not available in the U.S.
Then, over 40 years ago, they made two big decisions. First, to get married and second, to start a company. Equipment Shop was established to bring affordable equipment to families, schools, and agencies to enhance the development of children with disabilities. Everyone at Equipment Shop is glad to be part of the lives of these special kids.
After many years of selling therapy balls and producing larger equipment, our operation turned to focus on oral motor equipment, especially our Maroon Spoons and Flexi Cut Cups. Along with our Tricycle Footpedal Attachments, these are our primary products now. Proudly made in the USA!
Our offices are still in Bedford, Massachusetts where we started over 40 years ago, and Carrie and Ken are still in love.
Looking for A Special Product
Lots of people call us to ask if we have a particular product. We do have some products, which for one reason or another, are not listed either on the web or in the catalog. Even if we don't offer the product you're looking for we often can tell you where to find it and we're happy to do so. If there's something you need, let us know we may have a "link".