on Thursday, July 28, 2022
Fuquay-Varina, NC, July 28, 2022
Quality Equipment, a John Deere Ag & Turf dealer group, has purchased the assets of Gay Implement Company in Seaboard, NC. In addition, the Perry Family (owners of Gay Implement) reinvested into Quality Equipment, LLC, becoming one of the business’ valued ownership partners. This acquisition was finalized on July 25, 2022 increasing the Quality Equipment organization to 30 retail locations. The addition of the dealership in Seaboard expands service, parts, and sales offerings to customers within northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.
Located at 307 S. Main St. in Seaboard, Quality Equipment will continue to serve the needs of the diverse local customer base. With a focus on customer service, Quality Equipment looks forward to meeting the needs of agricultural producers, residential homeowners, contractors, governmental agencies, and commercial businesses in the area previously served by Gay Implement Company. Quality Equipment sells agricultural, residential and compact construction equipment, as well as products from Stihl, Honda Power Equipment, and several other allied brands.
"Quality Equipment, LLC is excited to expand our business with the addition of Seaboard and to increase service and support in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.” said CEO Bryan Dobson. “Our ownership group has a longstanding relationship with the Perry family built on years of respect and admiration for the outstanding people they are and the way they have taken care of their customers, employees, and neighbors. In partnership with them, we look forward to continuing to offer great small company local service while supporting it with larger company scale and resources.”
“We are proud to represent John Deere and other leading brands,” said COO Greg Morgan. “Our dealership is focused on providing our customers with quality equipment, reliable parts and service support, and an excellent customer experience. Our goal is to create value for our customers and local communities by providing solutions using a partnership approach. Gay Implement Company has maintained deep customer relationships over the years, and we look forward to continuing this tradition while offering the region’s largest selection of new & used equipment, parts, and service capabilities.”
About Quality Equipment, LLC – Quality Equipment, LLC was formed in October 2018, following the merger of two large John Deere dealer groups based in North Carolina. The company sells new John Deere equipment, pre-owned equipment, parts and merchandise, and service for residential, agricultural, and compact construction equipment. It also provides equipment, parts and service for other product lines, such as Stihl, Amadas, KMC, Unverferth, Tiger, Alamo, Krone, Kuhn, and Bush Hog. Quality Equipment actively transfers equipment and parts between its dealership locations to provide the highest level of customer service and uptime in the industry. Now with 30 locations, Quality Equipment serves much of North Carolina, from Charlotte and Greensboro to the coast. The dealership group also has one retail location in Chesapeake, Virginia which serves the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News area. Quality Equipment maintains its headquarters in Fuquay-Varina, NC, and employs approximately 560 employees. In addition to Dobson and Morgan, the company leadership includes Stan Bowers (CFO), James Lucas (Aftermarket Director), and Brian Ellington (Sales Director).
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