Due to an increase agricultural equipment sales in the late 1990s, John Deere elected to add a dealership in Baldwin City, Kansas. Baldwin City provided a large agriculture workforce and close proximity to the Kansas City area, which made it a fertile place to grow a fledgling dealership. John Deere approached Ken Wagner for advice and leadership on the project. Ken agreed to take part in the new adventure.
In 1998, the first location opened on the 17-acre property just outside of Baldwin City. The property was not developed, so business began in a small job trailer while the building was constructed. Business began to develop despite lacking a building. Within months, trailers for service and inventory were added to the property before the today’s building was completed later that year.
Today, twenty years later, that heritage continues. We’ve grown to be much more than a few trailers on a lot, but we still strive to offer good service, honesty and integrity to each of our customers.