Established in 2012.
In February of 2012, owner, Dillon Hughes, who was just a junior in college at Sam Houston State University, noticed there was a need for a rental house in the Navasota area. After talking it over with family, he quickly jumped on the opportunity and started out with 4 trailers and a skid steer loader in the shop that their grandfather opened his sand and gravel business in 1948. Growing up they thought they would take over the sand and gravel business as their parents did but when the family closed the doors in 2006 Dillon and Lucas’ plans changed abruptly.
Dillon graduated High School in 2008 and attended college while working multiple jobs and one day while working in town at the commercial powder coating plant a gentleman showed up with a rented trailer out of Austin to pick up his painted belongings, and that’s when the gears started turning in Dillon’s mind in the summer of 2010. After opening, he was off to the races to meet all of the public’s needs, shortly after expanding their inventory to roll off dumpsters. Dillon managed the business from sales, deliveries, and finances in between classes and days attending school until 2014/2015 when his brother joined the business as a senior in High School through the Coop program.
The fall of 2015 we were able to acquire our family’s old 4 acre rock yard one mile north of where we started and now call home after remodeling the building that was put up in November of 1947. We underwent our most recent addition in the winter of 2018, tripling our shop and office space. God has had his hand on us since day one and couldn’t be more humbled by his blessings, hence the name, “Only 1.” Dillon and Lucas operate Only 1 Rentals with a first class team, and not to mention, the help of family. We enjoy what we do, getting to meet new people daily building long term working relationships, and, working with all of the cool toys.