Brookside Equipment Sales, established in March, 1974, can trace its history back to humble beginnings as an importer of used agricultural equipment. Its primary business was to bring in containers of used equipment from Europe, recondition this equipment, and retail the units in the Texas Gulf Coast area. As the demand for this equipment grew, the founding partners secured a permanent location at 6359 Long Drive in Houston and opened this retail facility on August 16, 1976.
"Create the finest ownership experience for our customers and provide opportunity for our investors and employees."
Recognizing the opportunities available in retailing agricultural equipment, Brookside Equipment Sales began its partnership with John Deere Company, becoming an authorized John Deere Consumer Products dealer in January 1977. This broadened Brookside Equipment Sales' customer base to homeowners and "Weekend Farmers", as well as the governmental and commercial markets. With John Deere's expanded line of consumer and agricultural products, and a commitment to providing the best products and the service and support to back up those products, Brookside Equipment Sales soon became a leader in this market in the Southeast Texas area.
As the city of Houston experienced unprecedented growth in the 1970's and early 1980's, Brookside Equipment Sales grew as well, establishing our Spring, Texas store in 1979 and our Jersey Village store in 1984. Both locations were positioned in high-growth suburban areas and afforded Brookside Equipment Sales the opportunity to better serve the entire Houston-Harris County market area. With an eye on the growth in the Galveston County suburbs to the south of Houston, Brookside Equipment Sales opened its fourth retail store in LaMarque, Texas in 1987.
"Become the First Choice for the equipment needs of Texas Gulf Coast Region."
In 1986, John Deere Company expanded its product line to include a Golf and Turf Division to sell the John Deere brand of golf course maintenance equipment. John Deere established a limited number of distributorships to market this line to the golf course industry. Brookside Equipment Sales accepted the challenge, creating a new Golf and Turf sales division. In 2000, Brookside Equipment Sales was recognized by John Deere as its #1 distributor in North America for the year.
When the Houston Astros major league baseball team moved from the Astrodome to their new home in Minute Maid Park, they chose the John Deere Turf equipment to maintain their field. Just minutes away from the stadium, Brookside Equipment Sales is committed to its support of the staff at the field, and considers Minute Maid Park to be one the premier venues in the league.
Brookside Equipment Sales has continued to grow over the years, moving the Houston Long Drive location to its current Mosley-Hobby Airport facility in 1991, which also serves as the corporate headquarters for the company. In 2002, Brookside Equipment Sales acquired Rice Belt Implement, a John Deere dealer in Katy, Texas, to become the fifth retail store in the Brookside family, to service Fort Bend and Waller County markets. In December, 2005, Brookside Equipment Sales opened its newest store in southwest Houston. This facility will provide a convenient location for customers in the high-growth Fort Bend County suburbs. The 2009 acquisition of DER Equipment in Angleton, Texas added a seventh member to our dealership family and cemented our commitment to providing excellent customer service to a wide area.
Brookside is also committed to the future. The relocation of the LaMarque store to League City and the Jersey Village store to a new location on West Rd. have included upgrading to brand new, state-of-the-art facilities that are the envy of equipment dealers worldwide. June 2015 ushered in the addition of our eighth location in Hockley Texas when Brookside acquired Foster's Farm and Equipment Supply.
In 2015, Brookside Equipment Sales is celebrating fourty-one years as a successful retailer in the agricultural and turf equipment industry. Throughout its history, management has constantly strived to increase market share by offering the best products available, with attention given to customer service and support after the sale. Through its diversity of products and markets, Brookside Equipment Sales has been able to change as the needs of its customers has changed. Brookside Equipment Sales recognizes the contribution of many loyal customers and employees throughout the years to the success and growth it has achieved. The Management of Brookside Equipment Sales is committed to excellence, and looks forward to a continued partnership with its customers and employees for many years to come.