Griggs Lawn and Tractor

Published 10:33 am Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Name of business: Griggs Lawn and Tractor

Street address: 111 Delaware Road, Franklin

Phone number of business: 304-9549

Operating hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.

E-mail address:

Nature of Business: Aftermarket agricultural and industrial parts

Owners: Edward and Christina Griggs

Year founded: 2006

Prior Locations: Home-based business

Number of employees: Three

How’s business: Business has allowed us to expand from our home-based location to our new storefront on Delaware Road. We provide aftermarket parts for tractors, combines, lawn mowers, two-cycle applications and industrial equipment. We also have a full-service hydraulic shop, tires and lawn and garden batteries. Since opening locally we have been able to provide our service to the local community, saving them money and giving them peace of mind that their business is appreciated.

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We are family owned and operated. Hard to find parts are no problem here. We have access to thousands of vendors worldwide to find those parts no one else can.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: One-on-one great customer service

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Believe in your faith and follow your dreams.

Your first job: Ed’s first job was a paperboy. Christina’s first job was a cashier

The key to a successful business is: Faith, education and determination. With each of these you will continue to strive in your business.