We’re extending a warm welcome to one of our new neighbors in the community, Madrid Equipment Rentals, who held their soft opening at the Intuit Dome site on April 13 with Killer Tacos providing food and refreshments.
We sat down with owner Mike Madrid and Reggie Howard (Development, Procurement, and Community relations) to discuss Madrid’s role within the Intuit Dome.
What encouraged Madrid equipment rentals to be located in the City of Inglewood?
Madrid has been involved with the Clippers since 1992/1993 when they became season ticket members. Mike’s son was a ball boy for the team for about 6-7 years. The connection with the Clippers goes beyond just the basketball team but also in supporting the foundation. Reggie Howard has lived in Inglewood since he was a year old. They recognized the importance of the new business development when they heard they were building a new arena, they saw it as an opportunity to invest in Inglewood.
For Reggie who is an Inglewood native, he saw what a big opportunity it is to have something like this in Inglewood and for the team to have this as their home is exciting, as not only a business, but also as a fan. It will also provide jobs and opportunities for his community.
Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? Where did you grow up?
Reggie was born and raised in Inglewood and attended Morningside High school. He has been a basketball coach for CSU Long Beach and Ribet academy, among others, but left coaching due to the pandemic and started working with Madrid. He loves basketball and won a few titles as a coach. He stays Involved in kids’ camps and teams.
Mike grew up in the city of Bloomington in the Inland Empire. What connects Reggie and Mike is not only their working relationship, but their love for community and basketball.
What services does your company provide?
Madrid is a small to midsize construction company that also offers equipment rentals and has been in business since 1992.
What does your company do for the Intuit Dome project?
The project was too big to provide their construction services, but they were able to provide equipment rentals for subcontractors working on the project. They’re certified in Southern California as National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and a Minority Business (MBE).
Any last comments?
“To be able to touch the lives of at-risk youth in the community is our purpose and what drives us to do our work”- Mike Madrid