John Deere dealership Hiawatha Implement remodeled and expanded by about 75% its Mound City, Mo., last year.
“We used a ‘Vintage Industrial’ theme to decorate rather than anything from the standardized John Deere Place. A pair of restored John Deere model B’s are mounted on a pedestal above the parts counter. And for all the proud grandparents, we restored and upgraded an old Thomas the Train,” says Larry Roeder, owner of Hiawatha Implement.
Above the showroom, there’s a 30 x 40 foot classroom with a 10 x 25 foot window that provides a view of 4 states, Roeder says.
The shop was also expanded with a 75 x 120 foot addition.
Vidmar cabinets were installed in the parts department to make more efficient use of space.
“All in all, we believe the design is more creative than our Hiawatha store you ran in your magazine several years ago,” he says. (See Farm Equipment, April/May 2013)