John and Stephanie Koren have taken ownership of the former Tractor Hill Equipment business on the corner of Chopping Road and Zachary Taylor Highway at Wares Crossroads.
The couple bought the business and 22 acres, renamed it Lake Anna Tractor and Hardware, and are looking forward to many years of serving the community’s hardware, lawn and farm equipment and repair needs.
The business currently employs nine full- and part-time personnel, most who remained with the business when ownership changed hands.
The Korens have been busy since taking over Jan. 15 with remodeling the building, including a fresh coat of paint, new floors and fixtures. They are also adding an employee lounge and an extra office to accommodate those needs.
The new owners are looking to expand the hardware offerings and add a home and garden center in the future, in an effort to serve their demographic of homeowners, landscape and development professionals and the agricultural community.
“We are dedicated to good customer service,” Stephanie said.
The garden center, John said, will offer a variety of mulch, fertilizer, topsoil, grass seed and more. Customers have several brands of mower to select from including Scag, Kioti and Echo mowers. Zero percent financing is available on tractors, mowers and implements.
Over time and regular use, equipment eventually is in need of repair. Their staff of highly trained mechanics is able to service every tractor, lawnmower, and weed eater that they sell, as well as other brands including John Deere, Troy Bilt and Cub Cadet.
(This is a partial article. Read full story on page 7 in the Feb. 22, 2018 issue of The Central Virginian)