We are excited to announce the acquisition of Power Equipment Company in Cortland, Illinois (PECO). Pace has known and worked with PECO and their employees for over 35 years. We have the utmost respect and admiration for what they have accomplished and have enjoyed a great relationship. The Olsen Family and their tradition of exemplary customer service and support is best in industry and we intent to continue that tradition. As a result of this acquisition, PACE will now be covering the states of Illinois and Indiana for Honda Engines and Power Products in addition to our current territory which covers Michigan, Utah, Nevada, and California. Pace has also hired their current staff who will help make this transition as smooth as possible for dealers.
PACE was founded in 1982 for the purpose of distributing Honda engines to retail stores and OEMs in Michigan and the Toledo, Ohio area. Our original ownership team had worked in a retail equipment dealership business that was founded in 1928. The retail dealership experience gave PACE a unique perspective on supporting dealers and customers.
Now PACE boasts distribution territory covering the Midwest, South East, and West Coast, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. PACE has warehousing in Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, and California; over 200,000 square feet dedicated to serving our customers. With 50 internal employees and 28 territory managers covering 23 states, we strive to provide efficient, high-value distribution.
We distribute premium outdoor power equipment for commercial lawn maintenance, landscape, rental and construction businesses. We also provide a complete line of replacement parts for the products we sell and back up our products with factory-trained technical service, customer service, and warranty personnel.
As a family-owned business, PACE knows the value of long-term relationships. Both our dealers and our suppliers have grown along with us. Some of our team members have been with us since the beginning. Look to PACE, Inc. for your premium outdoor power equipment needs.