H&R Implement Co., Inc. was founded in 1959 by Dalton Hancock in Hopkinsville, KY. The first contract the company held was with Minneapolis-Moline and Oliver. Mr. Hancock retired in the late seventies when Ross and Brenda Morgan bought the company. New Holland and Ford contracts were later added.
Agri-Power Inc. was founded in 1990 when Wayne Hunt took over the Case company store in Hopkinsville, KY. Kubota and Bush Hog brands were soon added. In 1992, Agri-Power built and started a new dealership in Russellville, KY.
H&R Agri-Power was formed in 1993 by the merger of H&R Implement Co., Inc. and Agri-Power Inc. In 1994, H&R opened a third location in Owensboro, KY. It wasn’t until acquiring Bicket Equipment in Morganfield, KY in December 2005 that H&R added a fourth location and followed immediately with number five after acquiring Ford Richardson Inc. of Mayfield in February 2006. In June 2008, H&R acquired Vergennes Equipment in Vergennes, IL – the first store outside of Kentucky.
In November 2011, H&R Agri-Power acquired Perry Brothers Tractor Company in Lawrenceburg, TN. Before the end of 2011, H&R also acquired McCutcheon Tractor with two locations in Fayetteville, TN and Tanner, AL.
In early 2012, H&R Agri-Power acquired locations in Athens, AL and Union City, TN. In October 2012, H&R Agri-Power acquired Willie German Equipment Company with locations in Brownsville, TN and Somerville, TN. In February 2013, in an effort to more efficiently bring the best service to customers, the Athens Farm & Turf Division was moved to the store in Tanner, AL. With these moves and acquisitions H&R Agri-Power climbed to twelve locations.
In early 2014, H&R Agri-Power completed the acquisition of Martin Truck & Tractor, providing an expansion into the Columbus, MS region. Then, in the spring of 2015, H&R added its second facility in Columbus when it made its biggest move ever in the field of irrigation: the acquisition of Black Prairie Tractor, one of the leading Zimmatic dealerships in the U.S.
H&R now has 14 locations across 5 states.