About Us

Ever since I was a young man, I have always had a fascination with all types of equipment and how it works. Luckily for me growing up, my father was a mechanic for one of the local agricultural dealerships in our area. I was always astounded how my father could diagnose and then fix the problem no matter how complicated the situation was. If I had the opportunity to go to work with him, I always tagged along. I always thought I would become a mechanic like my father. I even spent hours at a time watching technical training videos with my father for his certification training. Unfortunately, at the time I was only ten years old and could not work at an agricultural dealership but, little did I know my fascination with agriculture and equipment would lead to something much more than becoming a mechanic.

It was 1996 and my father helped me start a lawn care business in my home town – since that was a job a ten year old could have. Through college, I continued to operate and grow my lawn care business. In my spare time, I also started working at the agricultural dealership where my father worked, so that I could continue to expand my knowledge about all types of equipment. In 2008, I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agri-Business/Farm Management. I then decided to become an entrepreneur, turning my summer job of mowing into my full-time business and Bock’s Lawn Care, Inc. was established. Now, I know you are asking, “What does lawn care have to do with Bock’s Equipment & Repair, Inc.?” In December of 2008, my father was told that the dealership he had been working at since 1980 would be closing its doors for good. It was a shock to my entire family and area customers, but I saw an opportunity out of this bad situation.

I approached my father with the idea of working with me in my lawn care business, and then following the 2009 mowing season starting an agricultural repair shop. I was convinced that with our knowledge of the industry, and with his customer following, that a successful business could be started. After a long summer of mowing, debating, and planning the new business together, the door to Bock’s Ag-Repair, Inc. opened in December of 2009. In January of 2013, the business was able to buy the building we are doing business out of in Galva, Illinois, and a permanent home for both Bock’s Ag-Repair and Bock’s Lawn Care was established. As of January 1st of 2017, Bock’s Ag-Repair, Inc. was renamed to Bock’s Equipment & Repair, Inc., as we realized the business had become much more than a repair shop to our customers.

Ever since day one, Bock’s has created a great reputation based on our exceptional service and growing choices of equipment and parts. We are an authorized dealer of more than twelve different well-known brands of equipment, and we have access to OEM or aftermarket parts for all makes and brands of equipment through our vast network of distributors. No matter if the job is big or small; if you’re a first time customer or a returning customer; our staff takes personal interest in you and your equipment needs.

From all of us at Bock’s Equipment & Repair, we hope to see you soon.

Contact Us

Call us at (309) 932-2309 or come by today and experience our superior service and selection! We look forward to serving you!