In 2001, Dave’s Tractor got its start in Dave and Carla Siemens’ barn in rural Northern California. Dave had begun his small business with the idea of getting out of the corporate rat race, and running a small tractor business at home with wife Carla, and three children, Michelle, Lee, and Laurel. Word of mouth travels fast along country back roads, and it was not long before Dave was working around the clock taking care of customers who had heard about his work ethic, honesty, and friendly service. Those satisfied customers in turn would tell their friends and neighbors and well if you were to visit Dave’s Tractor today, you would find a beautiful new facility nestled in the pistachio orchard next door to Dave and Carla’s country home and barn, with a steady stream of customers and delivery trucks coming and going every day of the week.
Close to a dozen top-notch employees now help with sales, bookkeeping, deliveries, and mechanical work in Dave’s full-service shop. The dealership continues to be a family business, as Carla works alongside her husband, and son, Lee, works as Marketing Manager and some sales as well.
From a couple of tractors in the barn to an average of 400 tractors currently on the lot, Dave now serves as the West Coast Distributor for Mahindra tractors in the United States while continuing in retail sales, and has won Outstanding Dealer Awards from both Mahindra and Branson Tractors. Although a lot has changed for Dave’s Tractor in the past 12 years, some things never change. Dave, his family, and his dedicated employees continue to give honest, friendly service, while satisfied customers just keep talking to their friends and neighbors!