How do we stay small and sell big? It's simple: years of experience. At Legacy Outdoor Power Equipment, our mission is to offer you the latest in parts and products at the best prices, and with unparalleled service. We pledge to use our best efforts to make your experience both beneficial and enjoyable. Once you give us a try, we're sure you'll be back for more!
Legacy Outdoor Power Equipment is different. We are governed by “The Golden Rule” and try to treat our customers the way we would like to be treated. We are one of the largest dealers in the state but we have not lost our personal touch. We understand that when we sell a piece of equipment we are partnered with the customer for the life of their equipment. Our goal is to assist our customers in making the right purchase and to win their loyalty through first rate parts and service support.
HOW WE GOT STARTED
David Faxon Sr.opened the Western Auto Store in downtown Bowling Green in 1937. David Jr. worked in the store as a young man and under his ownership built this business in to a very successful cornerstone of the community. It was in this store on 440 E. Main that Dave Faxon III learned his strong work ethic and how to work on small engines.
In March of 1992 David Faxon Jr. and his wife Mary Ann decided to retire. Sadly with the big department stores like Sears, Wal-Mart, Lowes, and etc…becoming so popular there was no longer a place in the community for the small locally owned store like Western Auto. Armed with his dad's loyal customer base and the experience of working on small engines Dave the third opened Faxon's Outdoor Power Equipment. The business's first location was a 2500 sq. ft. building at 416 Dishman Lane. Dave rented this building from the Collier family who had previously run a successful outdoor power equipment dealership from this location.
In 1998 the commercial mowing business hit Bowling Green and the surrounding counties. Larger equipment meant Faxon's needed a larger building. In the fall of 1999 Dave rented a 6,000 sg. ft. building on the corner of 11th and Chestnut. In this building the business flourished and the gross annual sales went from $800,000 to over 2 million by the end of 2004. At this location Dave hired Jeremy Chapman for sales in 2002 and Brian Williams for service in 2005. Little did he know at the time that these two would eventually be his successors.
In 2004 growing pains hit the business again and by the spring of 2005 Faxon's had purchased the property at their current location and started construction on a 15,000 sq. ft. facility. Construction was completed in November of 2005.
In 2016 Dave made an offer to Jeremy and Brian to purchase the Building, Assets, and the business. With a little negotiation on both ends they made the deal work. Jeremy has worked in agriculture and construction equipment dealerships since 1996. He started off in the service department and realized real quick that he was good at taking things apart but putting them back together was a different story. He switched directions and went into parts sales, which taught him about customer relations and organization. When he graduated WKU in 2002 Dave hired him for equipment sales. Brian started working for Dave after he graduated high school. Brian's father Bobby owns an ATV repair shop and that's how Brian learned his trade. With over 30 years of combined experience they will make sure that Legacy Outdoor Power Equipment remains at the top of the Power Equipment Industry.