We are Family

Five years in to their marriage and with a 2-year-old son at home, William and Kathryn Dye started Outdoor Equipment Co. in 1957, in the family’s backyard. William Dye had previous experience with Gravely and became a Gravely dealer upon moving to Augusta. Eventually Outdoor Equipment Co. outgrew the backyard and the business moved to the current location on Peach Orchard Rd, in 1968.

That 2-year-old son, Steve, took to repairing equipment and found a love for working with customers. Steve joined the business in 1976 and has been involved in the growth of the business. After seeing a need for a rental company, Grand Rental Station and son-in-law, Billy Gamblin, joined the business in 1991.

With a family business, you may think too many bosses and not enough workers; however, what you get with this family is a common goal: “treat the customer the way you would want to be treated”. That motto has allowed for Outdoor Equipment Co. to grow a business dedicated to customer satisfaction. In addition, to providing customer service that keeps you coming back for more, Outdoor Equipment Co, has managed to maintain employees with a common goal. Louise, a female who holds her own in this male-dominated business, has been with the company for more than 15 years and works at the front counter, providing customer service and ensuring the product is available for the customer. Outdoor Equipment Co. maintains mechanics with over 30 years of experience.