Cub Cadet recently named its national and regional retailers of the year at its annual dealer convention in Nashville, TN.
The honors are presented each year to Cub Cadet’s 1,600 dealers nationwide. It takes into account overall sales, customer service, customer support and loyalty, dealership growth and commitment to Cub Cadet.
National Retailer of the Year – Single Location
This year Action Equipment Center, located in Washington, Pennsylvania, has been recognized for its dedication to Cub Cadet products and its commitment in the areas listed above as the Cub Cadet 2019 National Retailer of the Year at a single location.
Action Equipment Center is a family-owned and -operated agricultural and residential power equipment dealer, providing Washington and Greene counties with the latest and best in power products to make outdoor living more enjoyable.
With a full line of parts, a stocked showroom and superior service from friendly and knowledgeable staff, Action Equipment Center is a one-stop shop for all of outdoor power equipment and lawn and garden supplies.
“We’re honoring Action Equipment Center with this award because they exhibit a commitment to their employees and community while providing quality products and services,” said Chris Reihs, Regional Sales Director at Cub Cadet. “The dedication to customers and alignment with our company values stands out and deserves to be recognized. We congratulate Mike Vigus, Debbie Harden-Vigus and all of their employees. We look forward to their future success.”
National Retailer of the Year-Multiple Locations
Also, Cub Cadet named S&H Farm Supply its National Retailer of the Year for multiple locations.
S&H Farm Supply has locations in Joplin, Lockwood, Mountain Grove and Rogersville, Missouri.
Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019, S&H Farm Supply is owned and operated by Wayne Schnelle and his son Eric. Known as a "one-stop shop" for the farmers working thousands of acres, hobby farmers with five acres, construction crews and commercial mowing companies alike, customers are sure to find what they’re looking for, whether it's a lawn mower, recreational vehicle, tractor, baler, skid steer, ATV or attachment.
“We’re honoring S&H Farm Supply with this award because of their continued goal to supply the best sales, parts and service support in the Midwest,” said Eric Thiemann, regional sales director at Cub Cadet. “They take great pride in understanding their customers’ needs and providing them with the equipment and support solutions they need to keep their businesses running efficiently.”
He congratulated Wayne and Eric and all of the employees of S&H Farm Supply.
“The future looks bright for continued growth at S&H Farm Supply for many years to come,” Thiemann concluded.
In addition to presenting the National Retailer of the Year for a single and multiple locatoins, Cub Cadet also recognized other dealers around the country. These include:
- Greene County Power Equipment – Regional Retailer of the Year, Northeast
- P&P Small Engines, Inc. – Regional Retailer of the Year, Midwest
- Power Zone – Regional Retailer of the Year, South
- Country Lawn & Tractor – Regional Retailer of the Year, Southeast
- Appliance & Mower Center – Regional Retailer of the Year, West
Unlocking Possible Award
Bulk Lawn & Garden Equipment of Middletown, Rhode Island was named the winner of Cub Cadet’s inaugural Unlocking Possible Award, which recognizes an independent dealer in its national network who lives out the company’s purpose of unlocking possible.
The award is given to a dealer who goes above and beyond to support and contribute to its community every day.
In winning the Unlocking Possible Award, Bulk Lawn & Garden Equipment will receive $2,500 to further their charitable giving.
The Bulk family founded a nonprofit, the Three Angels Fund, in 2010 to honor three family members – Eileen Bulk, Nan Bulk and Ann Pine – who lost their respective battles with cancer within 17 months of each other.
In memory of those three women who had dedicated their lives to helping and caring for their families and friends, the fund’s mission is to aid others going through cancer treatment.
Since 2010, the fund has generated more than $400,000 in aid that has gone directly back into the local community, including the purchase of comfort items for patients undergoing treatment and medical supplies not covered by insurance.
“We’re proud to honor Bulk Lawn & Garden Equipment with the Unlocking Possible Award as they generously affect the lives of people in their community,” said Tom Rossman, senior director of sales at Cub Cadet. “As small business owners, Cub Cadet independent dealers help to positively contribute to their communities.”