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Davis Equipment Corporation Company History

Davis Equipment Corporation, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa (a suburb of Des Moines) was founded in 1964 by Roger Davis, mainly as an exclusive distributor for fertilizer, spraying and grain handling equipment. In 1985, Paul Z. Davis, Tim Davis and Russ Hansen acquired the company. Since then, the company has grown steadily and currently employs 50 professionals. In 1999, Russ Hansen and Tim Davis sold their stock to Paul Davis, his management team, and to the employees through an ESOP.

Davis Equipment has established a reputation as a distributor of superior product lines and as an employer of quality people who maintain a sincere concern for each customer and their business by continually providing unprecedented customer service.

Davis Equipment is committed to building an organization that is recognized for its high standards of quality and integrity, and for continually striving to be the leader in its industry. Davis Equipment is dedicated to the agricultural industry and is continually searching for new products and innovations to better serve our customers and ensure their success.

In 2000, Davis Equipment purchased a substantial part of the assets of FEI, Inc. in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, expanding its territory to include these two states. The office is located in Eagan, MN. Davis Equipment Corporation maintains the name FEI EAST for its Minnesota and Wisconsin territories.

In 2004 Davis Equipment purchased the assets of Sun Turf, and created Turfwerks. Turfwerks serves the golf course and commercial mowing service industries. Turfwerks now operates out of four locations throughout the midwest.