“Work or Play – We know families” is more than a tag line for Chuck Henderson, President of Henderson Implement & Marine; it is the foundation of the company. Every staff member and customer is valued at Henderson; they are worth getting to really know and to listen to. Chuck says that the success of the business is not solely that of its leadership, but that of the hard-working, dedicated staff and the loyal customers the company is so lucky to have.
Started in 1967 as a small family business, the company grew right alongside the growth and needs of Southwest Louisiana. Henderson started out as an industrial Implement dealer servicing the growing local agricultural farming communities. As the communities grew, so did the type of products and services they needed, and Henderson listened to these needs. They added Kubota equipment to help support the smaller farmers and growing construction needs. As the innovation in equipment grew, it made the work life a little easier, yet more productive, giving their customer more free time to enjoy life. With more free time, the requests of their customers changed, and again Henderson listened.
They next expanded into boating and marine products by taking on several boat lines; Tracker Boat, Sun Tracker, Tahoe, and Nitro boats. This was an easy decision for Chuck, as he and his family are avid boaters and have been for more than 40 years. Some of his fondest memories, and family traditions, have been made while boating with his family, his love for which he is passing down to his grandchildren. Over the years they have expanded the lines of marine equipment because of requests from customers.
In addition to boating, customers started requesting ATV and UTV vehicles, and again Henderson listened by expanding with the Polaris line. This has been an exciting addition because of the wide variety of use these vehicles offer; from trail riding, to racing, hunting, or work, these vehicles offer a multitude of uses for work and play, fitting right in with the company’s motto.
Chuck is proud of the fact that Henderson Implement & Marine offers a more diverse variety of products and services than any other dealer. This diversity in products is because Henderson listens and cares about the needs of the staff and customers that made the company what it is today. What Chuck and his wife, Karen, love most is that the product lines their company offers help to make work life a little easier, and play time a lot more memorable, for the staff and customers they call family.
“Work or Play – We know families,” because we listen!