Haug Implement Co. began in 1918 when Gunder Haug started managing a farmer owned cooperative in Pennock, MN. Gunder later purchased the business, renaming it Haug Implement Co. Donald Haug, Sr. purchased the expanding business in 1955 upon the death of his father. In 1960, Donald relocated the family business to Kerkhoven, MN, along busy Highway 12. His son, Donald Haug, Jr. (Butch), joined the firm on a full time basis in 1964. In 1972, Donald, Sr. and Butch moved the growing business to a location on Highway 12, east of Willmar, MN, where a new facility was constructed. Butch became the owner/manager upon the death of his father in 1980. Paal Haug, great grandson of Gunder, joined the business on a full time basis in 1992 as the fourth generation of Haugs.
Always a growing business, Haug Implement Co. has expanded the Willmar location over the past 20 years. In 1996, Haug Implement Co. expanded into the Litchfield, MN area when it purchased the former Litchfield Implement. In September, 2006, Haug Implement purchased the assets of Quality Power and Lawn of Willmar. This acquisition brought the Stihl Power Equipment line as well as the John Deere Lawn and Garden equipment line to the Willmar location to make it truly a "One Stop Dealership". To meet the parts needs of its customers, Haug Implement Co. stocks in excess of $1.4 million of repair parts and attachments, and offers a full fleet of service support vehicles. Today, some 90 years after Gunder Haug founded his small establishment, Haug Implement Co. employs 50 experienced and knowledgeable employees in the 38,900 sq. ft. plant in Willmar, and the 28,900 sq. ft. plant in Litchfield.
Over the years, loyal and dedicated customers have helped the operation grow. To each of you, we express great thanks. To those of you who are new customers, we greet you and look forward to working with you for success.