Schuneman Equipment Co

Schuneman Equipment Co. is a family owned John Deere Dealership with six stores in South Dakota and Minnesota. We`re small enough to tend to your needs locally but big enough to offer you the wide selection of Equipment, Service, Parts and Ag Management Systems you want.

Company details

15058 SD Highway 15, PO Box 229 , Milbank , South Dakota 57252 USA

Locations Served

Our Manufacturers

Business Type:
Distributor
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Regionally (various states or provinces)

Schuneman Equipment Co. is a family owned John Deere Dealership with six stores in South Dakota and Minnesota. We're small enough to tend to your needs locally but big enough to offer you the wide selection of Equipment, Service, Parts and Ag Management Systems you want.

Our Purpose:

We will relentlessly provide a premium level of personalized services, employ and develop the best people, to drive sustainable growth and partnerships within the agricultural equipment and technology industry.

Our Intent:

Be 'The Example' of highest quality customer service by delivering the highest level of expertise in the most timely and efficient manner.

Our Team Culture:

  • Integrity
  • Financial Success
  • Adaptability
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability

Bill Schuneman started in the farm implement business as a Territory Service Rep with Hesston in 1974 covering Eastern South Dakota.  It was an excellent opportunity to learn from the equipment side of agriculture after growing up on a farm in New Richmond, WI.  After 3 years with Hesston, he made the pivotal change to John Deere, becoming a Salesmen at Day County Sales in Webster, SD in April of 1977 for Harold Slinden.

On March 26, 1979 he and Harold purchased the assets of Grant County Equipment Co., the John Deere Dealer in Milbank, SD and Grant County Implement Co. was started.  Bill operated the day to day operations for Milbank while continuing with Harold as partners for 12 years, until 1991 when Harold sold his shares to Bill and Jill Schuneman.  Bill operated Grant County Implement Co. on his own through the remaining portion of the 90’s and into the 2000’s until January 2004, when Bill’s oldest son Tom returned to the business as the Sales Manager.  Upon returning to the family business, Bill and Tom agreed that in order to continue in the business long term, they would need to pursue growth opportunities by acquiring more locations.

On December 1, 2008, they purchased the assets of Eugene Beckman and Sons in Brookings and Garretson, SD from Terry Jacobson and renamed all 3 locations Schuneman Equipment Co.  This acquisition more than doubled the existing business in sales and employees, creating a new and unique opportunity.  Then in June of 2009, Bill’s youngest son Rob joined the business working out of the Brookings location as the AMS Consultant.

In continuing to explore location opportunities, the fourth location was added in Tyler, MN on June 1, 2010 with Charlie Swenson becoming a partner of Schuneman Equipment Co.  Over the next 18 months Schuneman Equipment Co. worked very hard to streamline the four locations, filling key employee spots within the organization to ensure an excellent team to operate a great organization at the highest level.

Then on December 1, 2011 Schuneman Equipment Co. announced the purchase of the assets of D&M Implement in Marshall, MN from the DeRuyck family.  This addition brought on a fifth location, the organization’s second in MN and expanded the trade area further into MN.

On December 29, 2012 Schuneman Equipment Co. purchased its sixth and newest location, Codington-Clark Equipment in Watertown, SD.