Murray, Ky. — Hutson Inc., a multi-state John Deere dealership announces further expansion into Michigan with the acquisition of an additional dealership, Lappans of Gaylord. The dealership will become part of the Hutson team, effective immediately. Originally a turf only location, it now has been awarded an Ag contract since joining the Hutson Team. By further expanding all Deere equipment categories to these northern counties, the Hutson team can leverage additional economies of scale and improve the overall value proposition for customers.
“Expanding our footprint farther north in the great state of Michigan allows our team to leverage additional economies of scale and improve the overall value proposition for our customers. With our commitment to mainstream precision ag technology, having a physical presence in the proximity of our customer base in northern Michigan was deemed critical and made possible by acquiring this successful dealership. We’re looking forward to providing our loyal customers the excellent customer service they deserve,” said 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 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 30 locations throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee and now Michigan.