Generac acquires Vermont maker of property maintenance equipment

Freeman Staff

Aug. 4, 2015

TOWN OF GENESEE -  Generac Holdings Inc. has acquired Vermont-based Country Home Products, Inc., the maker of such brands as DR and Neuton property maintenance products.

The acquisition of Country Home Products, Inc and its subsidiaries was effective Saturday.

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Vergennes, Vt., Country Home Products is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, innovative, professional-grade engine-powered equipment used in various property maintenance applications. The company employs more than 200 people across its headquarters and two other facilities located in Vermont.

“Acquiring Country Home Products is a great strategic fit for Generac’s business and is perfectly aligned with our Powering Ahead strategic objective of diversifying our end markets with new products and services,” said Aaron Jagdfeld, president and chief executive officer, in a statement. 

Country Home Products’ management team will continue to lead the business going forward, and the DR and Neuton brand names will join Generac’s family of brands in serving a broad, global customer base.

The purchase price and other terms of the acquisition were not announced.