Power Place has been a family-owned and operated business for over 35 years. Gus & Janice Ottoson opened Power Place in 1983 and strive to be the best Outdoor Power Equipment dealer in Northern New Jersey. They rented a small building in Rockaway, NJ, and took on manufactures like Toro and Redmax. In 2007 Gus & Janice’s son Josh and daughter Sara joined the Power Place team. In 2009 Power Place acquired Haver’s Lawn Mower in Whitehouse Station, NJ, and took on John Deere as a full-line commercial dealer. Power Place now maintains both of these locations today.
Since 1991, Mitchell Equipment has been servicing Northeast Nebraska for its agriculture and ranching needs. In 2015 Mitchell Equipment became a Diamond Mowers dealer. This partnership has expanded business and increased sales for Mitchell Equipment.
In 2001, Ken Kahle, Greg Recker, and Joe Recker purchased the family-owned Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc. The winter of 2001-02 was much warmer than average with almost no snow. With low sales, they knew they would have to change their business model to survive.