Richmond Machinery & Equipment Company is a distributor of construction equipment and supplies, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.In 1919, one year after the Virginia General Assembly approved the establishment of the first state highway system, R.D. Kirkpatrick and W.S. White founded the Richmond Machinery & Equipment Company (Rpm&E). They must have sensed the road ahead. In the ensuing years the Virginia road network grew from 4002 miles in 1918 to over 66,000 in the year 2000. In 1910 it is recorded that there were 2705 vehicles registered in the state, by 2000 the number had exploded to over six million. RM&E is a small, close-knit business. The fact that many of the folks who work here come and stay long-term tells you two things: First that we enjoy and believe in what we?re doing. And second, that we are invested in creating real, solid relationships with our clients. RM&E caters to everyone in the road construction and maintenance business, from the veteran contractor to those just getting started. We establish relationships with the hope to serve and grow with a customer as they grow. It is those long-term, close relationships that have made RM&E so successful. We like to say we work for a living,explains Mike Colley. That means we do whatever it takes. Whether its researching a need, finding a way to finance a new purchase, or locating a hard to find part,we're here to serve individual people, 24/7. That's the way"you "