Our Name, Our Logo, Our Heritage
The symbol of the logo is comprised of a sphere and two triangles. Each point of the triangle symbolizes the three original companies founding families. Two triangles joined together denote the merger of the two companies, Arends and Hogan Walker. The sphere encompassing the triangles represents our planet and AHW’s commitment to providing “World Class” service to all our customers.
Our heritage begins with Arends Brothers dating back to its founding in 1932. Hogan Implement Company and Walker Sales were both founded in 1973. All three families come from a farming background and made customer service a core priority of their businesses. Longevity and heritage, which is the foundation of John Deere, is also clearly embodied in AHW!
AHW announces addition of 3 more stores
AHW LLC announced on Monday, August 22, 2016 the intention to combine the three store locations from Cross Brothers Implement, Inc. with AHW LLC. Chad Braden said the plan to combine the three stores into AHW LLC has been finalized, and was approved by John Deere on Friday, August 19, 2016. These stores are located in Mt. Pulaski, Clinton, and New Holland, Illinois.
The anticipated closing date is September 19, 2016. AHW has indicated that due to timing of the busy fall season, it will be “business as usual” at the three locations. “The biggest difference customers will notice will be the new AHW sign, and access to the AHW Solution Center.” Said Braden. More changes will come in the winter of 2017.
“We look forward to serving the customers in these markets,” says Braden. “AHW brings more resources, more access to parts inventory, more new and used equipment choices, and our ‘Solution Center’ for John Deere Precision Ag product support. AHW is poised to serve the area in new ways and we look forward to doing business with these new customers. AHW can provide ‘Tomorrows Solutions Today’ to our customers” he added.
AHW continues to be one of the strongest and best-resourced John Deere implement dealers in Illinois and Indiana. With the addition of these three stores, AHW will have a total of sixteen locations serving central and eastern Illinois, along with western Indiana.
“We also want to acknowledge Tom Cross and the Cross Brothers family for their commitment and service to these communities and customers at large for many years” said Braden. “The Cross Brothers organization has been great community partners and we thank them for their years of service to customers. Look for the same people at the same places you have always trusted for all of your John Deere Product needs in Clinton, Mt. Pulaski, and New Holland.”
John Deere CEO visits AHW
AHW had the recent honor of hosting Deere & Company Chairman and CEO Sam Allen at its Crawfordsville location. Mr. Allen visited the dealership to discuss current and future business operations with AHW LLC owners. Allen also discussed product and support opportunities with AHW customers.
After meeting with AHW stakeholders, Mr. Allen and other John Deere leaders enjoyed lunch with AHW employees followed by round table discussion with a number of AHW’s Indiana customers.
John Deere leaders also took time to tour the newly-remodeled AHW Crawfordsville store, which was purchased by AHW LLC in the fall of 2014 along with Williamsport and Rockville, Indiana stores.
“It’s a big deal to have Mr. Allen and other John Deere leaders team visit us here in Crawfordsville, said Chad Braden, COO of AHW LLC. “It’s not often that the CEO of John Deere visits one of our stores. We were honored to host Mr. Allen for the day.” AHW continues to be one of the strongest and best-resourced John Deere implement dealers in Illinois and Indiana. With thirteen locations in two states, AHW continues to focus on customer service and satisfaction.