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Back row, from left: owner Don Preuss, sales manager Chris McBride, garden center worker Richie Helmkin, garden center manager Vern Moelius and mechanic Mark Fehner. Seated: mechanics Joe Ruiz (left) and Gene Goebel.
Owner: Donald Preuss
Year established: 1971
Location: 1849 Old Country Rd., Riverhead
Number of employees: 13
Founder Carl Preuss opened the original Carl’s Equipment on Route 112 in Patchogue in 1958. He expanded his business to Riverhead in 1971. Carl’s son, Don, took over the business in 2006.
For over 40 years, Carl’s Equipment has been selling and repairing outdoor power equipment such as lawn mowers for both private homeowners and commercial landscapers. Whether it’s a tune-up or a major repair, Carl’s certified mechanics will get your machine working again.
If you’re in the market to purchase, they also offer a wide selection of both new and pre-owned equipment, featuring brands such as Toro, SCAG, Echo, Club Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Snapper and Kohler. Financing options are available.
In addition, Carl’s has a full garden-supply section featuring peat moss, plant tone, Scott’s Lawn Pro, top soil and a full line of Espoma products. Customers will find a wide selection of perennials, roses, annuals, hanging baskets of geraniums and more. Propane tanks can be refilled on site.
Carl’s Equipment and Supply is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the company’s website, carlsequipment.com