Washington, Ind. – H&R Agri-Power announces the acquisition of Hoefling Truck and Tractor located at Washington, Ind. The Hoefling operation has been a 4-generation, family-run business that opened in 1941 and has evolved through a variety of business ventures and location changes bringing them to where they are today.
Currently, Hoefling has 2 locations on the same campus including Hoefling Truck & Tractor, which H&R acquired on October 3, and Hoefling Lawn & Cycle Sales, which H&R plans to acquire later this year.
“We are looking forward to working with a great group of individuals as we expand and grow in this new territory,” said Steve Hunt, President of H&R Agri-Power. “The Hoeflings have a long-standing reputation of top-notch service and support. As we make this transition, we look forward to building customer and employee relationships based on that strong foundation.”
David Hoefling stated, “To be completely honest, this process has been smoother than we anticipated it to be. The Hunts have a great family feel that we are accustomed to, and we are proud that they can offer employee ownership, as well as some excellent benefits that have been challenging to offer as a stand-alone dealership.”
Lauren Wilson continued by explaining, “This will allow us to continue to acquire and keep top talent. While this is a bittersweet day and experience for Hoefling family members, coworkers, and customers alike, we feel confident the future is bright for our community we care so much about.”
With the acquisition of Hoefling Truck & Tractor, this will bring H&R Agri-Power to 19 total locations, including FB McAfoos & Company: a division of H&R Agri-Power located in Benton, IL. H&R Agri-Power has locations in 6 states including Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.
The Hoefling Truck & Tractor location currently offers product lines including Case IH, Kubota, Land Pride, Gehl, Great Plains, Lewis Brothers, Bush Hog, Demco and more, which H&R Agri-Power plans to continue to offer.
Hoefling Truck & Tractor will begin transitioning to the H&R Agri-Power brand over the next few months. H&R Agri-Power is committed to providing the same high-level parts, service and sales support it offers as its other locations and that Hoefling has provided their customers for over 80 years.
H&R Agri-Power is 100% employee owned and is excited to welcome Hoefling’s employees into the H&R Agri-Power family.
Dan Price, who has been in the operation since 1980, will serve in the role as store manager and sales. Mark Frette will continue his role as parts manager, as well as Mike Cibak as the service manager.
“My father, Geoffery Price, worked here since the 1940’s and I’m looking forward to continuing to lead this operation as Store Manager,” said Dan Price. “I personally look forward to our continued service to the agricultural community in Daviess County and surrounding communities for years to come.”
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