The Edmond Sun

Business

May 30, 2014

Great Plains Kubota ready to serve Edmond market

EDMOND — Will Clark said when the Kubota Tractor Corporation approached his family owned business Great Plains Kubota about opening a location near Edmond, they jumped at the chance.

And, on Friday, Great Plains Edmond Kubota, located at 6505 N. I-35 Frontage Road, had its grand opening. Great Plains Kubota owned by the Bill and Todd Clark families, also has locations in Ada, Duncan and Shawnee.

“Kubota had a gap in who was serving customers in this area,” Will Clark said. “They have Stillwater in the north and Oklahoma City in the south and there is a pretty good gap here in the Edmond area that is not being served by a Kubota dealer. Kubota saw that we were growing and they asked us if we wanted an opportunity to put a location in Edmond and we jumped all over it.”

Clark said his family was able to secure the land just off Waterloo Road, to build an 80x100 facility. The business opened May 1 and will employ 12-15 people.

The full-line sales and service Kubota dealership also will offer such lines as Exmark, Land Pride, Woods, as well as a variety of construction and agricultural attachments. Kubota service and maintenance is also a primary goal Great Plains will meet for both new and existing Kubota customers of the area. The service department will feature mobile technicians capable of doing on-site repairs or deliveries.

Frank Serrano will manage the new dealership. He brings eight years of managerial experience to the table.

“We want to wow our customers every time, and I believe the products along with our staff will do so,” Serrano said. “Our goal is to treat each customer’s needs on a personal level. Great Plains Kubota is growing as a corporation. This enables us to provide customers with our network of products and services in an efficient manner. This being said, we still have the hometown feel, which creates a welcoming and relaxed environment.”

David Gregston, a dealership salesman, said he is excited about the new location and believes customers will be too.

“Customers will be surprised by the new atmosphere that we will be providing,” Gregston said. “Great Plains Edmond is going to offer a new Kubota experience to the Edmond and metro area. When people buy Kubota they deserve the full package, and that’s exactly what we are going to give.”

Great Plains Kubota sales manager Garrett Clark says customer service is a must for any business to be successful.

“Working with the right people at the right location is part of our foundation for success,” Clark said. “We have a great group of employees operating our new Edmond store. They will represent our company at the highest level, and I feel customers are going to be pleasantly surprised about the service they will receive.”

Will Clark says although only being open for a month, business has been steady.

“It has been great,” Clark said. “We are pleasantly surprised at how we busy we have been the first month. We are thrilled about this location.”

Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 330-5300.

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