Wisconsin John Deere dealership group Riesterer & Schnell has acquired Caroline Implement. Caroline Implement had stores in Marion and Shawano, Wis. Effective Jan. 28, this brings Riesterer & Schnell’s total locations to 14.

“Sharing similar culture, visions and goals, Riesterer and Schnell will work hard to continue to fulfill customer needs. While the Caroline Implement name will be gone, the Caroline Legacy will live on thru those same Caroline employees that will now still be coming thru for you” Dave Raether, president of Caroline Implement, wrote in a letter to customers, team members and suppliers.

Caroline Implement was founded by Gordon and Luella Raether 72 years ago. In 2002 the dealership acquired K&K Equipment. Caroline Implement has been recognized many times by John Deere as a top performer in customer satisfaction. In addition, Caroline Implement for the last several years was the longest serving, single family owned John Deere ag dealer in Wisconsin.