King Ranch Ag & Turf, which provides John Deere agricultural, commercial and lawn and garden products throughout Texas, announced the acquisition of Brookside Equipment, a John Deere dealership group with 9 stores throughout the Houston, Texas, area.
“This investment aligns with our vision to grow our leadership and geographic presence throughout Texas and furthers our commitment to provide industry-leading equipment and great service for our agricultural, commercial and residential customers,” says Lance Hancock, vice president of King Ranch Ag & Turf.
King Ranch Ag & Turf currently owns 3 John Deere dealerships, with 2 additional locations under construction in Huntsville and Livingston, Texas. With the acquisition of Brookside Equipment, the company will have a total of 14 locations. King Ranch also plans to expand offerings at select dealerships with the addition of turfgrass sales.
Brookside Equipment first opened its doors in 1974 and has built a reputation as a leading provider of the John Deere product line in the Texas Gulf Coast region, King Ranch says.Brookside has more than 150 employees across its locations in Houston, League City, Angleton, Hockley, Spring, Katy and Conroe that are all now part of King Ranch.
With the acquisition, King Ranch says employment opportunities will continue to grow to support the sales and service of all John Deere products, including lawn and garden equipment, mowing equipment, compact utility tractors and equipment, mid-size farm and ranch tractors, row crop tractors, and more.