West Palm Beach, Florida – Despite a nationwide inventory and labor shortage affecting all industries from groceries to clothing to heavy equipment, Florida Coast Equipment continues its historic growth with the addition of three new locations in Florida, making them the nation’s top Kubota dealers. , the company announced.
Florida Coast Equipment, which has already added new locations in Plant City, Land O’Lakes and Homestead, Florida in recent months, now has 10 stores with the acquisition of 3 Agricon Kubota Superstore dealerships in Apopka, Ocala and Lecanto as part of its major expansion.
“Our growth is about building a world-class organization that provides opportunities for our team members and gives us the tools to provide superior service and unmatched product support to our customers today, tomorrow and for years to come. “, said Todd Bachman, President and CEO of Florida Coast Equipment. “In tough economic times, you can either lead and innovate in the industry or get left behind. By investing in our team, we choose to lead. This is who we are. It’s our culture.
For the past 10 years, Florida Coast Equipment and Big Orange Rental have been one of the nation’s largest Kubota dealers. The Florida Coast team were recently named the Elite Kubota Dealer for the 8th consecutive year, an honor that is extremely difficult to achieve and which Bachman says “requires considerable focus and commitment from the entire organization.”
FCE Vice President Jason Watson said Florida Coast Equipment remains committed to being a local dealer of choice serving the community.
“At Florida Coast Equipment and Big Orange Rental, we understand and accept that our customers choose to do business with us,” Watson said. “No matter how much we grow, we will never stop fighting for this business.”
Brian Kimpton, COO of Florida Coast Equipment, thanked Jack and Dana Ford for their commitment to the community and pledged to continue their legacy of ensuring a smooth transition while continuing to focus on customer service. superior and unmatched product support for new and existing Agricon customers and employees.
“As Florida Coast Equipment continues to become the nation’s most successful Kubota dealership, the culture of caring for customers and employees will remain a central focus of the Florida Coast family,” said Kimpton. “Together, we will continue to build on the foundation of excellence established by Fords and grow the business while focusing on improving today over yesterday for every customer and employee on the Coast. Florida. “
Fords, who launched Agricon in 2008, also praised the acquisition of the business by Florida Coast Equipment in a letter to its customers and employees noting that “the great people and culture will remain, ensuring the same level of exceptional service. what you would expect. “
“It is with great optimism and enthusiasm that we announce Agricon – the Kubota Superstore will become Florida Coast Equipment in October 2021,” said Jack and Dana Ford. “Florida Coast Equipment is young, dynamic and well structured to take the Agricon family to the next level of excellence. “
Florida Coast Equipment and Big Orange Rental is a full-service, family-run Kubota dealership now serving 10 locations across the state (West Palm Beach, Ft. Pierce, Mims, Naples, Plant City, Land O’Lakes, Homestead, Apopka, Ocala and Lecanto, Florida).
Founded in 1985, Florida Coast Equipment has grown from a single dealership with two employees to the largest Kubota dealership in Florida and one of the nation’s top dealers.
For over 30 years, they have served leading agricultural producers, builders and contractors of all sizes, nurseries, commercial landscapers, local and state governments, golf courses, HOAs, equestrian facilities and homeowners. real estate in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Saint Lucia, Indian River, Okeechobee, Brevard, Seminole, Lee, Collier, Hillsborough and Pasco counties.
Florida Coast Equipment rents, rents, sells, repairs, services and supplies parts for Kubota utility vehicles, zero-turn, walk-behind and ride-on mowers, tractors, backhoe loaders, excavators, Compact Track Loaders, Skid Steer Loaders, and Wheel Loaders, Toro Construction Equipment, Land Pride and Bush Hog Rotary Tillers, Batwing Mowers and Attachments.
Florida Coast Equipment has been named an Elite Dealer for 8 years in a row and received the Top Volume Dealer Award for 7 years.
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