History of Boullion Sales
The business that you know as "Boullion Sales" began operation in 1955 when John Boullion started servicing farm equipment in Ann Arbor under the name Farm Machine Repair. John learned the trade from his father who had been repairing tractors since the days of steam power. He worked for a time at the first International Harvester dealer in South Dakota before moving to Ann Arbor. In 1957 John and his wife Mary moved the family to Dexter where John continued his service business and later started a sales operation carrying the Minneapolis Moline and New Idea lines. John used the two car garage as a shop and often took tools to the fields to repair equipment where it sat broken.

After working out of their garage for a number of years, John and Mary built a single story block building next door to their home on North Territorial road to house the business. It was the early 1960's and the business was growing. They took on New Holland, Jacobson, Yardman, Aries and Woods and had the distinction of selling the first Woods RM59 finish mower in the country. True to the spirit of a family owned and run operation, you could find three generations of Boullions helping out with John's father, Mary's father and both of John's boys pitching in. With the business growing it became necessary to expand the building and in 1966 a second story was added to accomodate the parts department.

By the 1970's, towns were growing and farmland was shrinking. "Farm Machine Repair" was renamed to "Boullion Sales and Service" as John's sons Ed and Sam returned from serving in the military. It was around this time that the business started a transition from dealing in farm tractors to supplying compact tractors and lawn equipment. Boullion Sales became one of the first 12 Kubota dealers in the US and is now the oldest Kubota dealer in the midwest.


The 1980's saw a number of changes at Boullion Sales. We began selling the John Deere line, carrying their lawn equipment and compact tractors. We picked up the Landpride brand of attachments. And the big change was the passing of the torch to the next generation. John's son Ed took over operations at Boullion Sales, while Ed's little brother Sam started his own store in Saginaw, Michigan. By the late 1980's, there was yet another generation showing up on the scene. Sam's two boys Phillip and Adam were old enough to help out while their Grandpa John was still active in the business.

John finally retired in the 1990's and moved to Texas. Ed continued to oversee the growth of the business as lines were added (Simplicity, Honda) and the building was again expanded to accomodate the additonal lines, a bigger parts department and additonal shop space. The focus of the business was now primarily to serve homeowners and contractors rather than farmers.


2001 - A new decade, a new century. Phillip is now a regular at the store as Ed contemplates retirement. "Outdoor Power Equipment" is the new catchphrase describing the machinery that mows, blows, saws and plows. What started out as "Farm Machine Repair" dealing with large tractors and agricultural equipment is now a shop that supplies "Outdoor Power Equipment". This includes just about any device to maintain your lawn, your garden, your trees or your driveway. Need a backup power source? We have an extensive line of generators. Snowblower? Got it. Want a power washer? We've got that too. Need a building to store all these tools? We'll fix you up with a storage building.

As the years go by, you can be sure that we'll be here with the most up to date, highest quality products to help you maintain your home and yard. As to the next generation to carry the torch, ask Philip next time you're in the store.