146 Supply Center Inc. in Millbury, Massachusetts was founded in December of 1977 by Pete Boria and has always carried John Deere equipment. Originally it was just him and one other employee that ran the business selling small lawnmowers and compact tractors. A great location just off route 146 and a background working for Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Mass. helped Pete to establish his new business and grow it over time.
Our first big expansion was in 1988, going from five to fifteen employees, gaining new buildings on the property, and getting involved in the sale of parts as well as machines and servicing those machines. At the time, our customers were 70-80% homeowners and 20-30% commercial business. Since adding parts sales and equipment servicing, 146 Supply expanded again in 1996 to 1997 to include about 25 employees and further develop their services. Currently, we have about thirty hard working employees who always do their very best to help each and every customer who calls, emails, or walks in the door.
146 Supply intends to stay local to Massachusetts, as we believe we will better be able to serve our customers to the best of our ability that way. Because of our partnership with companies like John Deere, Stihl, and Honda, our current business is 50-60% commercial and 40-50% homeowner. However, while a good majority of income comes from this commercial business, especially being an official John Deere dealership, serving homeowners has been and always will be a part of our business we strive to serve in our intention to stay local.
So how do we stay small and sell big? It's simple: years of experience. At 146 Supply Center, our mission is to offer you the latest in parts and products at the best prices, and with unparalleled service. We pledge to use our best efforts to make your experience both beneficial and enjoyable. Once you give us a try, we’re sure you'll be back for more!