Boston Hydraulic and Machine was founded in 1950 by Richard C. Pessa, originally selling and servicing automotive garage equipment and tools. In the late 1960s Boston Hydraulic and Machine expanded into other parts of the industry such as industrial tools and equipment, marine hydraulics, truck equipment, production machines, electrical tools, and handicap mobility equipment.

The combined experience of the team at Boston Hydraulic and Machine spans 68 years. Philip Pessa, 40 years experience, Phil Dern, 20 years experience, and Brian Yee, 8 years experience.