To provide the best product at a reasonable price with the highest level of service.
Successfully maintain core values of the generation business while progressing in the industry’s innovations with emphasis on customer services, employee compensation and community patronage.
Charles Jacob Grossenburg and his wife Blanche founded Grossenburg Implement in 1937. What started as a passion for selling and trading cattle and hogs in Omaha and Sioux Falls turned into an opportunity to sell and trade tractors in the Tripp County area of South Dakota – the need for two cylinder tractors was on the rise during WWII and so began Grossenburg Implement.
Charles and Blanche had two children that were actively involved in the business throughout their life. Norma (Grossenburg) Nielsen was the Office Manager and Bookkeeper starting in 1970. Gene Grossenburg became more active in the implement business after he graduated high school in 1949. He was enlisted in the Army as part of the Koren War efforts. Gene earned the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and V Device, the United Nations Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. When he came back home, Gene became a full-time partner at Grossenburg Implement in May of 1951. This is where the business became known as C.J. Grossenburg and Son- the infamous name painted with green and yellow on the front of the Winner location- which is still here today.
Gene had 4 children with his late wife La Wayna (Swaney) Grossenburg. Barry was the second oldest and was very active in the implement business at an early age (6-1-1972 to be exact!). He is famous within the company for saying, "I was born, raised and will die an implement dealer!" Barry Graduated Winner High School in 1974 and went on to SDSU in Brookings, SD. He graduated SDSU in spring of 1978 and with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agri-Business. He married his high school sweetheart Marilyn La Compte that summer of 1978 after college and eventually 3 children were born. Barry and Marilyn had Charlie Grossenburg and he just like his father, grandfather and great-grandfather took a liking to the implement business at an early age.
Now in its 4th generation, Charlie Grossenburg is exited and honored to carry on the Grossenburg name from his Great-Grandfather. Charlie graduated Winner High School in 2001. In 2008 he graduated SDSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agri-Business...sound familiar?! Charlie also married a Winner native- Erin Engel, to which they have 3 sons. Charlie is the SD Region Manager along with the Winner Store Lead and many other roles that owning a dealership involves. Obviously he hopes that one or all three boys will be involved in the implement business and be a fifth generation owner, but he also understands that each son must go down their own path and what pleases them the most.
Grossenburg Implement carries forward the tradition of service established by Charles and Blanche so many years ago by working to prove ourselves everyday. Barry Grossenburg reminds all employees this everyday of every week....this is what makes us successful year in and year out.
(L to R - Barry, Charlie, Jackson and Gene Grossenburg)