Cazenovia Cazenovia Equipment Co., Inc. was started in 1961 by the Larry Love family and originally served the farming community in the immediate area. In the early 1970s, Larry’s son-in-law, Bob Frazee, joined the company, and in 2003 Bob’s sons, Mike and Jim, became partners as well.
The company’s first expansion took place in the late 1980s and opened the door to offering lawn and garden equipment to their customers. Since that time, the company has continued to grow and currently operates a total of nine stores throughout Central and Northern New York.
The line of equipment offered has increased from agriculture and lawn and garden equipment to include commercial equipment such as skid-steer loaders and excavators, golf and turf machines, and landscaping equipment. In 2010, the company added the CEC Energy Division which is involved in providing alternative energy solutions across New York state. The sales departments at Cazenovia Equipment are backed by excellent parts and service departments, which allow the company to offer their customers a complete equipment package.
Cazenovia Equipment appreciates the opportunity to serve the communities in which the business resides, and actively looks for ways to thank its customers and give back to those areas. Several years ago, the company implemented a Community Service program. The program encourages employees to participate in service projects or to assist a local charity for one to two days throughout the year. Some examples of service include fire safety training at Cobleskill College, Career and Safety Day events, fundraisers and community recovery efforts and assisting non-profit community organizations.
In June 2014, a company-wide food drive was held to celebrate June as Dairy Month. Food items collected were donated to a food pantry that was local to each store. CEC employees and equipment can also be found participating in a number of parades that occur due to community celebrations, festivals and holidays.