Name of Company: Whayne Supply Company
Company Formed: 1913
Company Success: Whayne's 100 years of success can be contributed to quality products, exceptional company leadership, & dedicated professional employees working together to reflect the highest ethical standards while providing the best customer service support in the markets we serve.
Contact Name and Information: David Hovekamp, 859-254-2756 x76221 or 859-338-8084
Joined ABC: 1972
Largest Benefit of being an ABC Member: Being part of an organization that supports what made this country great - merit shop philosophy and free enterprise principals within the free market system.
Roy C. Whayne Supply was established in 1913 by Roy C. Whayne Sr. he was the only employee and sold light engines, pumps, wheelbarrows, and bicycles. In 1920, Whayne signed a contract to represent Holt Manufacturing Co. Holt Manufacturing & Best Company merged in 1925, forming Caterpillar, making Whayne one of the first Caterpillar dealers. Today, with over 1300 employees at 16 locations in Kentucky & Indiana, Whayne Supply Co., remains one of the top Caterpillar dealerships in North America.
After three generations of ownership by the Whayne family, Monty Boyd, Chairman of the board at Whayne, and his company, Boyd Company LLC, purchased Whayne Supply in 2009.
Through the years, Whayne has also become a full service dealer for a versatile range of other products and markets. Whayne is a prominent dealer in the agriculture market, and was named Agco's 2012 Kentucky Agribusiness of the Year. Whayne's power generation division provides back-up power generation for many hospitals, municipalities, utility companies, sports complexes, and public & private buildings throughout the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. Whayne is also a dealer for Thomasbuilt buses, providing modern, quality buses for school districts throughout the areas they represent.
Whayne is a good community leader, working hand in hand with local charities and organizations to help improve the communities where we live and work.
Whether it is through heavy road construction, moving a mountain, home building,pond building, trailers for hauling, power generation, ditch digging, logging, farming, industrial site preparation, repairing motor homes or on highway trucks, etc., etc., Whayne supply proudly supplies and services equipment and tools that affects just about every life within its territory.