Gravely Dealer Summit 2013

The 2013 Gravely Dealer Meeting was a huge success with over 300 dealerships in attendance from not only the United States but dealers from the Port-of-Spain, South Africa and Australia as well.  There were many activities planned including the introduction of new products, product updates, and an opportunity to demo the mowers and equipment for both Gravely and Ariens.  Visit the Gravely Facebook page to view the pictures from the event.  Our guest speaker was John Bergstrom, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bergstrom Corporation.  John’s message on how to treat your customers as “guests” was a great message for our dealers to take home with them.

Many Gravely dealers were recognized for their achievements for the past year.  Here is a list of the top performer in each category:
Principle Awards for:
- People - Middleton Power Center - Middleton, WI
- Process - EZ Ride Lawn Equipment - Panama City, FL
- Culture - Outdoor Power Equipment - Clay, NY

President’s Award

- Powerhouse Outdoor Equipment - Valdosta, GA
Chairman’s Award
- Southland Engine - Lafayette, LA
New Dealer Award
- 4-H Equipment LLC - Denham Springs, LA
Sophomore Dealer Award
- Schaefer’s Indiana Turf - Ft. Wayne, IN
Fleet Award
- Landscape Supply - Waco, TX
Governmental Award
- Hoekstra Truck Equipment - Grand Rapids, MI

Regional Awards:
Southern Region
- Gates Sales - Cleveland, TX
Southeastern Region
- Wallace & Son Equipment Co - Thomson, GA
Northeastern Region
- F.C. Taplin Company - West Springfield, MA
North Central Region
- Superior Mowers & More - Greenfield, IN
West Region
- Carl’s Mower & Saw - Ferndale, WA
Canadian Region
- Desjardins Sport Inc.  - St. Jerome, PQ

Category Awards:
Commercial Ride-On
- Southland Engine Company - Lafayette, LA
Consumer Ride-On
- Neil’s Small Engine, Inc. - Larose, LA
Chore Products
- Boston Lawnmower Company - Westboro, MA
Snow Volume
- Desjardins Sport Inc. - St. Jerome, PQ
Lawn & Garden Volume
- Southland Engine Company - Lafayette, LA
Service Parts Volume
- Jacks Small Engine & Generator - Jerrettsville, MD
- Arn’s Equipment - Calgary, AB

The Gravely dealers took part in our Ariens 80th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, September 13, in Brillion, Wisconsin where the theme was “Celebrating 80 Years of Craftsmanship” with a focus on those employees who have worked with Ariens through multiple generations. To see a list of these employees, click on the Ariens Company Blog

We are proud of all of our Gravely dealers and appreciate all they do for the success of our company.