President, Huntsville Tractor & Equipment
Tell us about your business.
Huntsville Tractor & Equipment, Inc was started by my father in 1972. We began in a small Quonset hut on Clinton Ave. As the business grew we moved to our current location on Research Park Blvd. My two brothers and I have now owned the business since 2013. We have 30 employees, many of which have been with us for over 18 years. We focus on a few markets including construction, sun down farmer which include many professionals, and homeowners.
Many companies had challenges in 2020, for different reasons. Did your company face any issues, or, opportunities you didn’t expect?
2020 caused much anxiety for us all. At the time COVID became apparent, we didn’t know if we were going to be able to stay open. Fortunately, we remained open and were able to service all of our customers, especially in the construction and homebuilding business.
It has been a very unusual year considering all the negative news we heard every day. But it seems the positive outcome our business had this year outweighed the negative.
What has our community’s growth meant for you?
We are very fortunate to live and have a business in Huntsville/Madison County. Our growth has run parallel with the growth that we have experienced in this area. The growth that we have experienced in the last 15 years can be directly tied to the decisions that our Huntsville and Madison County leaders have made.
What would you say to other businesses considering an investment in the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber?
We were asked to become an investor in the Chamber in 2002. We did not hesitate because we felt we knew something special was happening in our community. The money we gave to the Chamber is probably one of our best investments we have ever made and will continue doing so.
This article appears in the February 2021 issue of Initiatives magazine, a publication of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber.