Birkey's Farm Store is proud to be a certified complete full line Case IH and New Holland agricultural organization in Illinois & Indiana, featuring Case IH equipment and a large assortment of pre-owned equipment. Whether you are ready to purchase a new piece of equipment, or something from our pre-owned inventory, need a part or service, are interested in your financing options, or are just here to browse, our team will provide you with excellent customer service.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The success of Birkey's Farm Store has always been centered around the ability to recognize the needs of our customers. We are a company that strives to live in the hearts and minds of the communities we serve. But we recognize the key to survival in this marketplace is to be ahead of and to respond to customers' need more quickly and decisively than our competition.
MOMENTS IN HISTORY
After 50 years, the milestones in Birkey's growth continue to accumulate, as does its devotion to providing the best customer service available. Birkey's is privileged to be your choice, and we'd love to share some of our most memorable moments - which couldn't have happened without you.
1954 The Evolution Begins.
Four partners, one store in Fisher, IL, and an IH franchise form the first incarnation of Birkey's Farm Store, Inc. 1957 It's Growing.
Birkey's has acquired the IH franchise in Thomasboro, IL
1959 We're Building.
New store built in Rantoul, IL to consolidate Fisher and Thomasboro locations 1967 It's Still Growing.
IH franchise acquired at Paxton, IL. New building built along Route 45N.
Birkey's is the first Steiger dealer East of the Mississippi. 1978 Growing Again.
IH dealership acquired at Hoopeston, IL. New building built along Route 1 S.
1983 Growing Strong.
IH dealership acquired at Williamsport, IN. 1985 Merge & Grow.
Chrysler franchise acquired at Williamsport. JI Case merges with International harvester Co.
1987 Still Growing.
IH dealership acquired at Urbana, IL. Rantoul location closed. 1988 We Expand.
Case Construction Equipment franchise acquired at Urbana, IL.
Birkey's merges with Oakland Farm Supply in Oakland, IL. 1992 Merging Again.
Birkey's merges with McGrath, Inc. of Gibson City and Hudson, IL.
Birkey's reopens the Rantoul store as an administration office. 1994 Moving.
Administration office moves office to the former Chanute Air Force Base.
1997 Log On.
Birkey's introduces birkeys.com on the Internet. 1998 Another Move.
Birkey's - Williamsport moves Chrysler store to new building in Attica, IN.
1999 Expand Again.
Birkey's purchases Service Equipment in Mattoon, IL adding another Case Construction store to the family. 2000 Into the Millennium.
Administration office in Rantoul builds on to serve as the Parts Distribution Center. Case Corp. and New Holland merge.
New Holland farm equipment now carried at Gibson City, IL. 2002 Continued Growth
Birkey's - Hoopeston now carrying New Holland farm equipment line.
Birkey's opens new AG location in Galesburg, IL.
Birkey's adds a Golf & Turf division to the lineup with Jacobsen.
Birkey's also opens another location in Western Illinois - Macomb. 2004 Golden Anniversary
Birkey's celebrates 50 years in business.
2005 Expansion Continues...
Birkey's purchases Prophetstown Equipment in Polo & Prophetstown, IL.
Now in the new millennium, Birkey's is positioning itself as a leader in online sales and service. Birkey's currently has two websites:
• birkeys.com to serve our customers with preowned equipment listings, news, and more.
• And most recently, cParts.com offers the ag & construction industries convenient online ordering and immediate delivery of thousands of parts and accessories from Case and nearly 100 major brands.
Today, this group has put the knowledge of experience together with a focus on the future to form a vital team for tomorrow's marketplace.