(Murray, KY), Hutson Inc., a multi-state John Deere dealership is pleased to announce another Michigan acquisition, Sell’s Equipment located in Woodhaven, MI. This dealership is in the southeastern part of the state, 15 miles south of Detroit. Sell’s Equipment started as a mechanic shop servicing the nation’s Ford Model T boom of the twenties in 1923. They survived the depression just in time to begin selling Ford tractors in 1940. By December 1941 manufacturers shifted focus to production for the war, but through ingenuity and dedication to the community, Sell’s equipment was ready for the agricultural and construction boom that followed the war. Jeff Geftos and wife, Cindy, purchased Sell’s Equipment 26 years ago and continued the 75 years of history by evolving with the times and dedication to the customers and community they serve. After 100 years in business, more changes and improvements are in store for the Woodhaven market with its recent acquisition by Hutson Inc. Hutson is committed to leveraging our economies of scale that’s supported by 31 locations spread across Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Michigan to ensure we create the ultimate value proposition for our customers.
“We are eager to bring our company's culture, values, and high level of service and precision ag to a new market and meet new customers, Acquiring Sells allows us to continue our aggressive growth strategy to expand our footprint in the great state of Michigan. 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.
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 800 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 31 locations throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Michigan.