Robert E Lee established a plant hire business in 1999 to compliment its floor screeding, plastering and dry-lining activities within the construction industry.
Having built up the company's own fleet of specialist plant and machinery, together with a team of qualified fitters, it seemed a natural move to begin hiring equipment to other businesses.
In 2002 the company began to search for premises in the Maldon area with a view to extending into retail, as well as hire, to the general public and trade. In November the Tool Hire and Sales Shop opened its doors for business at The Fullbridge, Maldon, with Roger Hickman as Manager.
Later, in 2008, the company adopted a new branding "Hire Plus Limited".
In May 2015 the company moved to their new store at Unit 4 Mill Lane, which is just to the rear of their old site along the Fullbridge at Maldon.