(Murray, KY), Hutson Inc., a multi-state John Deere dealership is pleased to announce another Michigan acquisition, Work ‘n Play Shop located in Ellsworth, MI. This dealership is conveniently located within an hour from the most recent acquisition in Gaylord. Ellsworth will be transitioning from a turf only location, to an Ag & Turf location effective immediately. Hutson is committed to leveraging our economies of scale that’s supported by 30 locations spread across Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Michigan to ensure we create the ultimate value proposition for our customers.
“As we continue to expand our footprint north in the great state of Michigan, our team is able to position ourselves in a way that allows us to offer a consistent sales and service model for the entire northern Michigan customer base. Extending our commitment to mainstream precision ag technology across the entire customer base remains a top priority; adding this well-established dealership on the far northwestern side of the state allows us to do just that. As always, we’re looking forward to providing our loyal customers the excellent customer service they’ve come to expect.” stated Josh Waggener, President & Chief Executive Officer of Hutson Inc.
The Ellsworth Work ‘n Play store has been serving Northern Michigan customers for decades. They are well known for providing extraordinary customer service with some of the most experienced staff in the business. Work ‘n Play pride themselves on their Mobile Service where they come to your home and maintain your product ahead of season for maximum efficiency and service. The team in Ellsworth maintains a large book of business selling parts into the construction markets. Work ‘n Play also has a reputation for having the largest John Deere toy and novelty inventory in the industry. This resourcefulness will greatly benefit the team as Hutson expands their offerings into the agriculture markets in Northern Michigan counties.
Hutson Inc. began in 1928 as a seed and fertilizer store in Murray, KY owned and operated by Nicolas Hutson. Sixty-two years later in 1990, Hutson acquired their first John Deere dealership in Mayfield, KY followed by six more Kentucky stores in Princeton, Russellville, Morganfield, Clinton, Paducah, and Hopkinsville. In 2000 Hutson broke state lines into Clarksville, TN followed by an acquisition in 2014 into Indiana with the purchase of four stores in Poseyville, Evansville, Jasper and Newberry making it a 12-store dealership operating in three states. In May of 2021 Hutson grew once again into Michigan with the acquisition of two multi-location dealerships: Bader and Sons Co. and D&G Equipment. Hutson remains committed to growing and evolving to meet the growing needs of our customers. It is through our dedicated employees and customers that we have been able to diversify from a single location farming mercantile into one of the largest John Deere dealers in North America. Hutson Inc. is now comprised of over 730 team members proud to sell and service a wide range of John Deere equipment, including products specialized for agriculture, turf, light construction, commercial, and lawn and garden applications in 30 locations throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Michigan.