I have heard of a guy that supplied his own service van, he had it painted
the new companies paint scheme when he changed jobs. Dont know if its true or not? I have worked at both end of this discussion in business and have work for the goverment. In my personal experence if you own the tools you take better care of them and you are less likely to lose them. That said wether you own them or not if you dont take care of your tools and replace worn out and broken tools your productivity and quialty of work will suffer.
You and your companies repution will suffer.
Waddya mean don't thaw out the frig with a knive?