Heritage Tractor Lawrence

Heritage Tractor in Lawrence, Kansas, reopened after a fire on Nov 1.

Heritage Tractor recently reopened in Lawrence, Kansas, after it was destroyed by a fire in May 2018. The John Deere dealership caught fire last year after a transformer fell onto the roof causing the interior building to ignite. Tim Deneke, store manager, said the businesses 20 employees officially moved into the new building at 1110 E 23rd Street in Lawrence on November 1. The original facility was built in 1955. The new state-of-the-art facility has more service capacity than the previous building

Heritage Tractor recently reopened in Lawrence, Kansas, after it was destroyed by a fire in May 2018.

The John Deere dealership caught fire last year after a transformer fell onto the roof causing the interior building to ignite.

Tim Deneke, store manager, said the businesses 20 employees officially moved into the new building at 1110 E 23rd Street in Lawrence on November 1. The original facility was built in 1955.

The new state-of-the-art facility has more service capacity than the previous building with features including three turf equipment lifts to increase technician efficiency.

He said customer experience and employee efficiency drove design decisions. The new building sits on the western edge of the property, rather than the center, to provide more parking and easier access for large trucks. Inside the building are innovative sales and service pods that will allow for faster customer transactions.

Deneke said one of the coolest features of the new store is the John Deere historical mural that blankets two full walls of the showroom.

“John Deere is a brand with an impressive history of innovation,” Deneke said. “We wanted to pay homage to that heritage through this mural so that future generations could see the brand’s connection to our agricultural roots.”

He said the extremely wet weather caused construction delays, but that did not stop the employees from helping their customers. Heritage Tractor conducted business in a temporary location across the street. After clean-up and blueprints were complete, construction began in March of this year.

HASTCO Construction, based in Topeka, completed the construction of the project. HASTCO specializes in John Deere dealership construction in the Midwest and has completed more than 20 projects.

Heritage Tractor in Lawrence, Kansas, can be contacted by phone at 785-843-8444.