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Wellington High School Graduate and United States Air Force Veteran finalize purchase of KTS Equipment, Inc. (formerly Krystowski Tractor Sales, Inc.)
About a half mile west of Lorain County Fairgrounds you will find a well- known equipment dealership called KTS Equipment, Inc. formerly known as Krystowski Tractor Sales. The new owners Jill Ann Schmauch-Sheparovich and James McLaughlin recently finalized the purchase of the dealership and are excited about growing their business in a community that has been so supported over the last 54 years. Jill has strong ties to the community. She is Wellington High School graduate (class of 1992) and her daughter Megan is 5th generation to graduate from WHS. Jill worked for the Krystowski family for over a decade as their Controller prior to becoming an owner.
Jill is a CPA who has a master’s degree in business with significant experience in operational management. Jim a USAF veteran has been selling equipment for 25+ years and is one of the top Bandit (wood chippers and stump grinders) and Avant (wheel loaders) salesperson in the country. As owners, Jim and Jill want to continue the moral values that were established by Krystowski family and instilled in them by our Dad’s. We care about our employees and customers and want every aspect of our business to show that. Our philosophy is very simply, treat people how you want to be treated. Everyday Jim and Jill start the day off with what can we do make our employees and customers feel more appreciated and valued? We are so blessed to have a team that offers top-quality service to our customers and we will continue to make sure our employees are treated with mutual respect and be well compensated for their dedication and hard work.
The passion our employees have affords us the ability to be a full-service dealership that offers one stop shopping to all types of customers. The manufacturers we represent complement each other and give us the ability to offer a wide selection of equipment that meet every type of buyer whether it is a homeowner, construction company, municipality, farmer, or landscaper. The list of the manufacturers we represent include Kubota, Bandit, Landpride, Avant, Salford, Hustler, Grasshopper, Stihl, and 3 Aerial lift lines (Palazzani, Nifty Lift, and Leguan). It’s hard to imagine the level of inventory we keep in stock. Stop by today!