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My Greatest Mistake: Tom Rosztoczy

CEO, Stotz Equipment Co., Avondale, Ariz. (2013 Dealership of the Year)
“In 2001, we purchased 6 locations from 4 owner groups in Utah and Idaho over the course of 4 months (Mistake #1). To manage the new stores we hired people from outside the company (Mistake #2). Viewing travel as an expense, we limited the travel between the old stores and the new stores (Mistake #3).
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To The Point: World's Apart, But on the Same Page

On paper, the two 2013 Dealerships of the Year covered in this issue of Farm Equipment couldn't be farther apart. One Stotz Equipment has 23 locations in 8 states, 380 employees and revenues last year of $235 million. The other Lake County International has 1 location covering a small region in South Dakota, with 22 employees and annual revenues of just over $25 million. (For the record, until 1997, Stotz was a 3-store dealership.)
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