Our History

Koenig Equipment History

In 1904, John C. Koenig founded a hardware and farm equipment dealership to serve his friends and neighbors. Committed to the long-term, he handled only quality products; he offered them at a fair price; he maintained convenient hours; and he supported his merchandise with application information, a good parts stock, and responsive repair and maintenance. He always greeted his customers as friends and made sure transactions were of mutual advantage.



New facility opened in Franklin, IN

Franklin operations moved to a new 25,000 sq2 facility conveniently located at 1280 Sloan Drive off US Route 31. The expansion is the largest capital expenditure in the 117-year history of Koenig Equipment and features more retail space, over 3,000 sq2 of parts storage, and a large service shop with the initiative to add more technicians to the team. CEO Aaron Koenig says the investment in Indiana will not stop here.

Koenig Equipment facility in Franklin, Indiana


Koenig Equipment Acquires Cahall Brothers location in Amelia, OH

Koenig Equipment acquires the assets and operations of the Cahall Brothers, Inc. location in Amelia, Ohio. With this addition, Koenig Equipment operates 15 dealership facilities serving customers in southwestern Ohio and southeastern Indiana.


Koenig Equipment Acquires Buchanan Power Equipment

Koenig Equipment, Inc. acquires the assets and operations of Buchanan Power Equipment, Inc in Lebanon, Ohio.


Koenig Equipment Completes Acquisition Of Smith Implements

Six additional locations are acquired from Smith Implements in Indiana.  Koenig Equipment expands its operations to include 13 John Deere dealership facilities serving agricultural, commercial, governmental and residential customers in 42 counties across Ohio and Indiana.


Ownership of Case IH Stores Transferred

Koenig sells Gas City, Huntington, Logansport, and Rossville locations to Redline Equipment.


New Facility Opened in Greenville, OH

Greenville operations moved to a new 42,000 ft2 facility on Children's Home-Bradford Rd. The new location boasts an expanded retail space, large parts storage, and a more spacious repair shop to accomodate larger equipment. Later the facility would be recognized by Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (OVABC) with their Excellence in Construction Eagle Award.

Koenig equipment – Greenville, OH


Koenig Equipment Expands in Indiana

Koenig Equipment expands into Indiana. Marion branch moved to new 38,000 square foot facility in Gas City.


Vandalia dealership moves to Tipp City, OH

Vandalia dealership moved to a new facility in Tipp City.


Walt Horton Bronze Works

Koenig Family purchased two Walt Horton bronze works and dedicated them to Emerson and Janet Koenig.


New Learning Center in Botkins, OH

The new Administrative and Learning Center built on State Route 274 in Botkins.


New Purchases in north central Indiana

Logansport, Rossville, and Tipton Implement stores purchased. Operations consolidated at Logansport and Rossville, Indiana.



Koenig Equipment, Inc. celebrates it's Centennial.


Henschen Facility Consolidated

Henschen facility (Botkins) rented to consolidate lawn equipment warehouses, predelivery, and distribution.


Case IH Store Purchased

Case IH Company stores at Marion, Huntington, and Wabash Indiana purchased. Operations consolidated at Marion and Huntington.


New Purchases in southwest Ohio

Germantown (Lemert) and Eaton / Oxford (Redpath) dealerships purchased. Operations consolidated at Germantown and Oxford.


New Purchases in west central Ohio

Greenville (Girbert) and Arcanum (Hency) dealerships purchased and consolidated at Greenville.


New Purchase in Urbana, OH

Urbana dealership acquired from Grimes Tractor.


Updates & Acquisitions in Botkins and Anna, OH

  • New 32,000 square foot facility completed and opened at Anna site.
  • Botkins site (306 North Main) remodeled for focus on hardware and lawn equipment.

New Purchase in Moulton, OH

  • Purchased the Detjen Grain Company in Moulton.
  • Grain and feed facilities leased to Botkins Grain & Feed.

Construction in Anna, OH

Constructed Predelivery / Storage building at Anna site.


Property Purchased in Anna, OH

  • Expansion property purchased at 16240 County Road 25A, Anna, Ohio. 
  • Established the Employee Stock Ownership Trust.

John Deere Service Center in Sidney, OH

A new John Deere Service Center opened on State Route 29, southeast of Sidney, Ohio.


Koenig Equipment, Inc.

Koenig Equipment Inc. purchases the assets of the Botkins Hardware Company.


Service Operations Moves

Service operations moved from Lynn Street to a 40x60 shop attached to parts and hardware departments at 306 North Main. Storage and set-up are added a few years later.


Botkins Hardware Company Moves

The Botkins Hardware Company moved from South Main to 306 North Main into a state-of-the-art 5,400 square foot structure.


Freight Elevator Upgraded

That freight elevator in the machinery warehouse was upgraded to be powered by an electric motor.


New Cash Register

Koenig brothers installed a "new" National Cash Register at the "old" store on South Main in Botkins.


New Service Shop

Service operations and machinery set-up activity now conducted in a new heated 30x40 service shop where the Koenig barn stood.


Koenig Purchased by Sons

Emory, Elmer and Emerson Koenig purchased the assets of the Botkins Hardware Company from their father.


Jackson Center Hardware Sold

John Koenig sells his hardware in Jackson Center to Mr. Robert L. Westervelt from Delphos.


First Combine Sold in Shelby County

  • Samuel Lotz from near Jackson Center takes delivery from John Koenig of the first "combine" sold in Shelby County, Ohio.
  • It's a McCromick-Deering Harvester Thresher.


Interested in expanding his market to the East, Mr. Koenig opens a store in Jackson Center. John C. Koenig Hardware was run by Mr. Elmer Mann.


Michael's Interest is Bought Back

Michael's interest is later purchased back by John Koenig.


Michael Koenig Joins

John Koenig's younger brother, Michael, joins him in the hardware business.


Storage Warehouse Constructed

A two-story storage warehouse with manual elevator was constructed adjacent to the Botkins Hardware service garage on Lynn Street.


John C. Koenig

  • John C. Koenig leaves the employ of the International Harvester Company (Richmond, Indiana Branch) and purchases the assets of Paul Brothers to start a Farm and General Hardgoods store in Botkins, Ohio.
  • The Botkins Hardware Company is located on South Main Street.