Our Company Celebrates 70 Years in May
In May 1951, HP Fairfield opened our doors in a modest, homeowner-sized garage right around the corner from where the Skowhegan location is today. We began selling parts for municipal public works and gradually expanded into equipment sales. Almost 70 years later, our company has grown to service all of New England, representing approximately 40 equipment product lines.
Over this span of time, we have met and exceeded our goal to become a strong, successful partner in municipal and contractor equipment, parts, and service. Below are the highlights of where we’ve been over the years.
HP Fairfield opens in Skowhegan, Maine, on Pine Street.
HP Fairfield is sold to Ernest Sevey and the company moves to Green Street in Skowhegan, ME.
Clyde Lambert, first employee.
Howard Sevey, second employee.
The company purchases Machine Shop in Skowhegan, ME.
Larry Quinn, first sales rep.
The company becomes a dealer for FMC street sweepers.
Our Pembroke, NH location opens.
HP Fairfield purchases 66,000 square foot shoe manufacturing building across the street in Skowhegan, ME.
HP Fairfield purchases Canadian Chains in Skowhegan, ME.
Maine DOT orders 125 snowplow trucks.
The company becomes a dealer for Everest Equipment.
An addition was built onto an install shop in Skowhegan, ME.
The company becomes a dealer for Trackless.
Our Morrisville, VT location opens.
Our Worcester, MA location opens.
The company becomes a dealer for MG (now Twin Equipment).
The company becomes a Falcon dealer.
Specialized Industries purchase HP Fairfield.
HP Fairfield purchases WH Rose, Inc. of Columbia, CT.
Our Scarborough, ME location opens.
Our Worcester, MA location relocates to the 47 SW Cutoff.
Alamo Group purchases HP Fairfield.
HP Fairfield becomes Schwarze, Schulte, and Henke dealer.
The company becomes a dealer for Tiger Mowers.
The Worcester, MA, and Scarborough, ME locations are consolidated.
HP Fairfield purchases the former CAT building in Hopkinton, NH.
The Pembroke, NH location is sold.
The Columbia, CT, and Morrisville, VT locations are consolidated.
The company becomes a Larochelle dealer.