New owners for Builders Sharpening & Service

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
New Builders Sharpening & Service owner Scott Bettin, left, congratulates former founder and owner Mark Pierce for establishing the thriving Cherokee business now in its 40th year.
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Builders Sharpening & Service, a long-standing Cherokee business featuring John Deere and other name brands in turf equipment, parts, sales and service, has been sold to Scott and Jessica Bettin of Holstein.

“We are pleased to announce the purchase of Builders Sharpening & Service by Scott and Jessica Bettin,” said Builders founders and former owners Mark and Pam Pierce, who started the business in 1980.

“Pam and I are happy to change roles and help Scott and Jessica grow the business. Scott has been handling dual roles as Sales Manager and Bobcat Technician. He is committed to customer service and the values that have helped us grow our business and serve the community.

“Scott and Jessica are ready to take Builders Sharpening & Service into the next decade and beyond.”

Builders, located at 901 S. 2nd St. (South U.S. Highway 59) will continue to be an authorized Bobcat, Grasshopper, Toro, and Stihl dealer. and will continue to service and provide parts for John Deere customers.

Mark Pierce explained why Builders is no longer a John Deere Dealer: “John Deere has a different dealership business plan, which does not include the Independent Turf Dealer network. As a result, we will no longer be an Authorized John Deere Dealer for new John Deere Equipment. Builders’ will continue to provide service to our John Deere customers, with technical service and parts availability.

“Pam and I sincerely appreciate the confidence you have placed in us since 1980. The future of Builders Sharpening & Service is in very good hands.”

“Celebrating 40 years in 2020, Builders Sharpening & Service is excited about the opportunity to meet the changing needs of our customers with Bobcat Equipment, Innovation and New Products. Sales, Rental, Service and Parts are supported by a solid foundation of our trained staff,” said Scott Bettin.

“The Customer has always come first at Builders. We will be expanding our outside sales staff to bring the store to our customers. The 2020 Vision is clear. We want to be your Independent Dealer. We invite you to Experience Builders, where the customers are first.”

For sales and service needs, contact Builders at 225-3224.

Scot and Jessica Bettin are the new owners of Builders Sharpening & Service in Cherokee.
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