Business profile: Gause Equipment

LISBON, Ohio — Gause Equipment Inc. got its start in 1956 and they are moving forward with their dealership in 2010.

Location. Gause Equipment is located at 33170 state Route 172 at Guilford Lake in Lisbon, Ohio. It is owned by Frank and Pat Zehentbauer.

It was started by Charles “Chuck” Gause and Francis Richey, and was known as Gause and Richey, a pick-up and delivery service. Then Gause secured an International Harvester franchise. At that time, the business was surrounded by cornfields.

The name of the business was changed to Gause Equipment Inc. when Richey died and his partnership in the business was purchased by the Zehentbauers.

The business employs 11 full-time people. Some of them include Mike Voytek, who has been part of the company for 23 years; Marty Wells, 13 years; Mike Cianni, 19 years; Joe McKarns, 15 years; Marlan Mohler, 24 years; Kent Baker, three years; and Amy Lutz who works in the office.

Hours. They are open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. -noon on Saturdays.

Gause Equipment, Inc. can be reached by phone at 330-222-1521, by e-mail at gauseom@neo.rr.com or check out the website at www.gauseeq.com.

Gause Equipment remains a family-owned business with the Zehentbauers’ son, Michael, serving as vice president of the company and manager of the parts and service department.

Equipment lines. Gause Equipment sells and services Case International tractors and equipment, Massey Ferguson, Cub Cadet, Kuhn (hay equipment), Knight (manure spreaders) and Miller (forage equipment) lines.

They also stock American-made Ertl toys and offer a top notch service department.

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