Smart Company: John Deere
Deere & Company, founded in 1837 (collectively called John Deere), has grown from a one-man blacksmith shop into a corporation that today does business around the world and employs more than 50,000 people. The company continues to be guided, as it has been since it’s beginning, by the core values exhibited by its founder: integrity, quality, commitment and innovation.
John Deere has three major business segments, Agriculture and Turf, Construction and Forestry, and Credit. Those segments, along with the support operations of Parts and Power Systems focus on helping customers be more productive and helping them to improve the quality of life for people around the world. John Deere sells and services its products and services through our dealer network.
“At John Deere, we are committed to the professional landscape contractor and aspire to be your most trusted supplier on the job site,” says Ken Taylor CLP, Customer Solutions Manager. “From professional mowing equipment and utility vehicles to compact tractors and skid steers, we offer an impressive line-up of professional equipment. We also understand that running a business means managing cash flow and with John Deere Credit, we have the ability to customize solutions to meet your requirements. Our commitment to your business does not stop with quality equipment and finance solutions. Our extensive dealer network ensures product uptime in the most responsive manner, because downtime is not an option when you are running a business.”
Additionally, John Deere Landscapes provides irrigation and lawn care supplies, nursery stock and hardscapes to landscape professionals across the United States. By partnering with John Deere, landscape professionals have access to a complete package of equipment, soft goods and support that no one else in the professional landscaping industry can match.
A strong supporter of the Green Industry, John Deere has been a major sponsor of PLANET and the association’s major events, including the Green Industry Conference, Student Career Days, Executive Forum, PLANET Day of Service, and Renewal & Remembrance. John Deere also sponsors Project Evergreen.
John Deere is now a sponsor for “A Better Way Community and the Come Alive Outside Movement” a dedicated group of member companies, sponsors and Green Industry leaders who are joining together to form partnerships that can help us capture the business opportunities in the Green Industry today while creating a better world for tomorrow.
The Come Alive Outside message is powerful!” says Taylor. “Our values as an organization make these partnerships a perfect fit.”