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Burton Ouzts, Owner
 

 

Mike & Jan Ouzts, Owners
Mike & Jan Ouzts, Owners
 

 

In January 2003 Athens Tractor & Equipment, LLC was established.  Burton Ouzts, President, opened with two technicians and a bookkeeper who worked out of a barn on his parents’ ranch in the New York Community.  Soon a temporary trailer was set up on the construction site where Athens Tractor is located today at 3245 US Highway 175 E  and a parts person was added.  In June 2003 Athens Tractor moved into their new facility.  Kubota and a couple of implement lines were added to the product line.  With mentoring from his father and part-time help from both his father and mother, Athens Tractor has grown its product line and entered their 15th year serving East Texas.  Athens Tractor’s product line offers quality and choice to our customers.  We are proud to represent leading manufacturers of agricultural, hay, construction, lawn and garden and  hand-held  outdoor power equipment.   Our product line includes Kubota, Vermeer, Bad Boy Mowers, Land Pride, Husqvarna, Big Tex trailers, Case Knives, and Traeger Grills.  In the third quarter of 2016, we were awarded the Kubota Construction Equipment line and look forward to building that business by serving our construction equipment customers in East Texas.  Athens Tractor has been recognized with Kubota's Elite Award of Excellence and Vermeer's Master Dealer Award of Excellence. We want to be known for providing our customers with a choice of quality products and providing the best service possible after the sale.  Our team of employees is knowledgeable, friendly and wants to put our customers first by providing the best customer experiences.  

Burton Ouzts is married to Shana Rogers Ouzts and they have two young sons, Dylan and Steele.  Mike Ouzts passed away on November 25, 2014; he is greatly missed by his family, friends and community.  Jan is involved in the business on a part-time basis.  Both families live in the New York Community and are active in their church, Living for the Brand Cowboy Church in Athens.  The Ouzts family has made a long-term commitment to serve Henderson County and the East Texas area including Van Zandt County, Smith County, Navarro County & Cherokee County.