Jeff’s Small Engines LLC is a family-owned business located in Buchanan County that has recently expanded their product line to include offering Encore lawn mowers.
Jeff Dowell is the owner of the shop and his wife Kim serves as office manager. The business opened 18 years ago and specializes in selling small engine parts.
Dowell said the shop sells parts and conducts in-house service on lawn mowers, chainsaws, blowers, go-carts and trimmers. In addition, they work on UTVs and ATVs during the wintertime.
“We carry parts for just about any engine or chainsaw you’ve got,” Dowell said. “We sell a lot of blades and chainsaw bars from companies like Forester. We also can make our own chains here that are customized for customers or I have chains available that are already made up. We really pride ourselves in keeping our prices reasonable.”
He said they offer hydro-gear parts for lawn equipment and they have computers for all EF5 engines that need to be hooked-up.
Last September, they began selling a line of lawn mowers to customers for the first time. They are a dealer for Encore and the models they offer include zero-turn mowers, walk-behind mowers and stand-on mowers.
“I’ve been open for a long time repairing lawn equipment but I never did sell them until now,” Dowell said. “Many people kept asking if we sold lawn mowers, so I decided to start and Encore is a brand known for quality products.”
He said they are dealers for ECHO and Efco equipment which are brands of trimmers, blowers and chainsaws. Both brands come with long-term warranties that range from five to seven years. The business also sells used mowers and chainsaws at a discounted price.
Dowell said the business focuses on customer service and they offer customers refreshments in the shop.
Jeff’s Small Engines LLC is located just south of the St. Joseph city limits off 59 Highway. They can be contacted by phone at 816-688-7907.