C & B Operations, LLC operates sixteen John Deere dealerships in South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. It began in 1988 when Dan Cronin and Rod Burwell purchased the John Deere store in Gettysburg, SD, in order to keep a dealership open in Dan’s hometown. The Cronin’s own and operate a farm and ranch operation, started in 1909, near Gettysburg, SD. Dan Cronin passed away in 1999 and one of his sons, Matt Cronin, took the role of President of C & B Operations at that time. Rod Burwell spent time in Gettysburg as a child, worked on the Cronin Family Farm and remained close friends with Dan. Rod Burwell, chairman of C & B Operations, currently lives in Wayzata, MN, and owns several additional successful businesses.
C & B Operations currently employs over 350 people, offers a very competitive benefits package and is structured to offer a variety of career advancement opportunities.