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.

Those high objectives were maintained at the Botkins Hardware Company by his sons; John, Bill, and Emerson. To their work they added specialization and teamwork. They continued to refuse the slipshod, the merely expedient.

As the Botkins Hardware Company grew into Koenig Equipment, Inc., Emerson's children (Ray, Ken, JoAnn, Jack and Greg) enriched the family business legacy while achieving unprecedented sales growth and geographic expansion.  They accomplished this by striving to provide industry leadership in new services and programs, to respond to an evolving market and to build a professional dealership staff committed to those ideals.



Koenig Equipment Acquires Cahall Brothers Location

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

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 Expands in Indiana

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


Vandalia dealership moves.

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

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


New Purchases

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