Townline Equipment is synonymous with high-quality products and first-rate service because it is and always will be committed to customers first. More, it has the history and experience to back up this promise. Longtime owner Bob Marrazzo worked many years at a small Case dealership in agricultural Salem, NY, where he grew up. After college and employment as a district representative for Case, in 1973 he signed on as manager/owner of Townline Equipment. The business established in 1971 had three employees, the usual new-business challenges, and every key development and change Bob made at Townline was toward providing the best products and service for Townline customers. Townline has carried the Kubota line for over forty years as one of the original twenty-five Kubota dealers in America. In 1981, to improve customer service, we built a 60 x 60 shop addition. In 1991, to house our growing supply of short line attachments and Kubota components, we constructed a 40 x 120 pole barn.More recently in order to meet our responsibility and commitment to provide a large inventory of parts, complete and timely equipment service to all of our customers, and a safe, energy-efficient work environment, we built a new 90 x 180, 16,000 square foot facility, completed in 2007.
Townline Equipment is a family owned and operated business. Sons Drew and Matt Marrazzo worked summers and part-time at Townline when they were young, Drew in the shop and parts departments and Matt in the parts department and business office. Drew joined the sales team full-time in 2004. And after working in marketing and accounting for another local company, King Arthur Flour for four years, Matt joined Townline full-time in 2008. In 2011, Drew and Matt became the new owners of Townline Equipment.
Just as Bob Marrazzo developed Townline Equipment in Plainfield, New Hampshire to meet and serve the needs of local and regional customers, in 2015, to better serve customers in central Vermont, southern Vermont and eastern New York, we added a second location in Pittsford, Vermont, acquiring Giddings Equipment. Established in 1957, Giddings Equipment was another one of the original 25 Kubota dealers in the United States. From this new location, we provide equipment, parts and service solutions for a wide range of Kubota and Land Pride products. We also added a third fully equipped service truck to the Townline fleet to serve customers in this new market area.
For over 40 years we at Townline Equipment have taken pride in offering the best customer service and equipment ownership experience. Drew, Matt and everyone who works at Townline share the values and vision that shape our customer first business. And for our next 40 years? We will continue to serve the Upper Valley and New England community, always providing high-quality products and first-rate service. And we also look forward to making the best customer service and equipment ownership experience available convenient for current customers and new, at our new location, in Pittsford, Vermont.