This month I am writing first hand from my desk here at Cutter Equipment Company. Every day I have the opportunity to interact with great customers that are local and others from all over the United States and many from overseas as well. When a customer asks where is Cutter located? I reply in Northeast Ohio, you know Canton, the Home of the Professional Football Hall of Fame. My standing joke is the Hall of Fame is so close, that with a good arm I could hit it with a rock.
My career at Cutter began in 2004 when I was hired as a part-time Equipment Technician. Since then I have moved through a few positions, from Equipment Technician to Service Manager and I am now inside Parts and Equipment Sales Manager.
Cutter Equipment Company began in 1998 and is currently celebrating twenty years in business. For the last 18 of those years, Cutter has been a leading advertiser in The Golf Course Trades. This partnership has come a long way together. Cutter is family-owned and operated by brothers Greg and Glenn Moore. They are two hands-on guys, who love being around all types of power equipment. Glenn has a few vintage pieces of Golf Course Equipment that he is going to restore. You never know maybe they will on display someday in The Smithsonian Museum. The brothers have deep roots in the golf industry. As teenagers, they both worked at Mayfair Country Club in nearby Uniontown, Ohio.
Greg is a graduate of The University of Akron and has a background in marketing and computer software. After college Greg started and managed North Coast Logic. Glenn is a graduate of The Ohio State University in Turf Grass Management and is a Certified Golf Course Superintendent. Glenn has had a very successful Golf Course Superintendents career.
While Glenn was working as Golf Course Superintendent he routinely found it difficult to find good working used turf equipment that did not need a lot of repairs before it could be put into service on the golf course. A telephone conversation between the Moore brothers discussing the lack of good used golf course equipment leads to the beginning of Cutter Equipment Co. The Initial idea was to market used parts. So the process of buying and selling had begun. What began in the small garage in Toledo, Ohio had quickly outgrown its space and was moved to Canton Ohio.
In the early days of Cutter, Greg and Glenn did it all from sales to washing equipment, repairing and loading trucks, and everything in between. There were many late nights working to finish equipment to be shipped to waiting customers.
As Cutter began to grow their father Glenn Sr., their Uncle Lyle and Greg’s wife Kelly, and her father Charlie Frazier helped out. Greg also brought with him Lisa Speaker. Lisa is the first employee Greg hired when he started his first business. Lisa is the rudder that keeps Cutter moving in the right direction every day.
Cutter Equipment has grown and relocated several times since its beginning and moved into its first commercial space of 6,000 square feet in 2000. Within a year another move into a state of the art 16,000 square foot building at its current location. In 2004 another 14,000 square feet was added for warehouse space. 2005 Cutter began shipping equipment internationally and has established itself as one of the largest suppliers in the world of pre-owned golf course equipment.
In 2006 the growth continued when Cutter Power Sales was established as a dealer for Exmark, Ventrac, Stihl, Honda, Scag, Gravely, Ferris, LS Tractors, and Snapper. Also included are dealerships for the Kawasaki, Briggs & Stratton, Honda, and Robin Subaru engines. Cutter Power Sales has established itself as a premier outdoor power equipment dealership. In 2017 Cutter Power Sales was voted Best of the Best in the Lawn and Garden division by the Canton Repository Newspaper.
Another expansion came along in 2008 when Cutter acquires 80,000 square feet in warehousing, housing 100’s of pieces of equipment. 2015 Cutter Parts Online was established just around the corner from Cutter Equipment Co. on 4 acres of land is surrounded by hundreds of neatly stacked parts machines. Used parts from these machines are processed daily and put into inventory. 2018 Cutter Parts Online reestablished its presence online with a new website. New and used parts are being added daily for direct purchase from our online store. Cutter Parts Online growth is driven by our marketing department headed by Kelly Odegard. Kelly is responsible for marketing and advertising for all three companies in all forms of media.
This growth has provided and sustained employment for twenty-five people. The technicians and management have 200 plus years of combined mechanical and golf-related experience.
Cutter’s modern shop is operated under the direction of Glenn Moore. The shop has the capability to perform every type of repair and service needed for turf equipment and outdoor power equipment repair, whether it’s engine repair, reel grinding to hydraulic testing, and repair. Also offered are welding repair and paintwork.
Cutter Equipment sales department is headed by Greg Moore. Greg has a strong network to find and provide the best quality in used equipment. Our sales department can fill your needs with one piece of equipment or a complete fleet. Cutter has the flexibility to meet any budget from a low-end piece to a high-end low hour off just lease piece equipment.
One of Cutter’s niche products is the Cutter renew equipment. Cutter renew includes greens mowers, bunker rakes, and fairway units. The equipment is taken through a process from frame off tear down to total rebuild with new paint, repowering, and returning the equipment back to like-new specifications.
The Cutter name really covers all your needs in pre-owned turf equipment sales service and parts.
Cutter is fast-paced and I have been fortunate to incorporate my many years of Golf Course experience into each day. In the middle of the fast pace, The Moore family has always put their employee’s family first…
Brian Duffy’s career spans thirty-five-plus years in the golf industry. With a diverse background of working on golf courses and turning wrenches on all types of equipment. Plus teaching Golf Course Equipment Mechanics and progressing into turf equipment sales and service. For any questions, comment or ideas contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org