“Work or play- we know families.” For Chuck Henderson, president of Henderson Implement and Marine, LLC., this is more than the company’s slogan; it’s his vision for the company and the foundation of its success.
Celebrating 50 years of business, Henderson was founded in 1967 as a modest family business, the company has been steadily growing with the South West Louisiana area. Starting as an industrial implement dealer, the company provided service to the expanding local agricultural farming communities. As the agriculture industry changed and flourished, Henderson was there to meet the growing needs of the industry, expanding our line to include Stihl, Hustler, and Kubota tractors in order to help support small-scale farmers, the company also provides Kubota rental equipment to meet increasing construction demands in the South West Louisiana area.
As innovation in technology and equipment progressed, families had the ability to enjoy more free time together, Henderson recognized the need, and expanded into leisure and recreational vehicles, becoming a certified dealer for Tracker Marine products, which includes Tracker Boats, Sun Tracker and Regency pontoons, Mako, Tahoe, and Nitro bass boats. Henderson has recently added the Blue Wave line of boats. Henderson also carries a full line of Mercury and Yamaha outboard motors. In addition to being a certified dealer for Polaris ATVs and UTVs.
In April 1999, Henderson diversified and expanded its business by becoming a Hunt Brothers Pizza distributer, TK Pizza. This new division now serves over 660 retail locations, having added 75 retail locations in the past year and sold 3.4 million pizzas. The convenience store industry had a great year in 2016, helping drive pizza sales upward.
Henderson remains family owned and operated and continues to thrive with the help of the third generation in the business. With revenues climbing over the last year, the company is flourishing and still growing with the community. A thriving economy has allowed Henderson to service more customers across the state and into Texas, and we hope to expand the business even further in the coming year.