In this latest episode of our podcast series we’re featuring H&R Agri-Power, a 19-store Case IH dealership with stores in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Wayne and Steve Hunt sat down to talk with me during the National Farm Machinery Show last month. In our recording, Wayne and Steve share the origins of the dealership, which formed through the merger with Ross Morgan of H&R Implement and Agri-Power in 1993.
As the dealership has grown over the last 26 years, the business has evolved and today the dealership operates an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. “For us, we had decided we don’t have enough money as a family, we got this thing about as far as we could. You’ve got to realize that was 5 years ago … You’ve got to always look down the road. You’ve got to be looking two or three years down the road all the time,” Wayne says on the decision to become an ESOP.
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