Given Offutt’s natural business style, along with his understanding of what customers needed to succeed, the store soon prospered. Customers in the area came to know Offutt’s store as a trusted industry resource and a place where they would receive individualized care and respect — characteristics still ingrained in the company’s business practices today. With the knowledge gained from launching the initial store, RDO Equipment Co. grew to become a provider of state-of-the-art products and support for the agriculture and construction industries.
RDO Equipment Co. remains a family owned and operated business with the next generation fulfilling executive leadership roles. Ron’s daughter Christi Offutt has served as the company’s COO and CEO since 2001. She joined the organization in 1997 as Legal Counsel and served in many capacities including Vice President of Strategic Planning and Senior Vice President of Midwest Agriculture. Christi works out the Fargo office, but spends the majority of her time in the field at one of the organization’s stores across nine states. In 2014, Christi was named Chair of the Board of Directors. Ron’s son Ryan Offutt serves as Executive Vice President in charge of the company’s international operations in Russia, Ukraine, and Australia. He joined the organization in 2003 as Director of Human Resources and Communications and in 2006 he took on responsibilities related to the company’s international expansion in Russia and was named Vice President International Business.
Today the company owns and operates 76 dealerships in 10 states, focused on agriculture, construction, environmental, tree care, underground, and machine control, RDO Water, and sells quality brands such as John Deere, Vermeer, and Topcon. In addition, the company currently operates in several international partnerships, including multiple locations in Russia, Ukraine, and Australia.
BenefitsRDO Equipment Co. provides the following benefits to full-time employees:
• National Blue Cross/Blue Shield Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) medical plan
• Company-paid life insurance coverage as well as optional additional coverage at a low cost
• Company-paid long-term disability plan
• Dental plan
• Vision plan
• Long-term care
• Cancer Care
• Employee assistance program
• Health-care and dependent-care flexible spending accounts
• Paid time off (PTO) ranging from 14-21 days per year depending on years of service
• Seven paid holiday days per year
• Extended illness bank
• 401(k) savings plan with a company match
• Several employee discount programs
Our most successful team members have both a dedication to our culture and to serving our customers and a genuine enthusiasm for the industry.
We know that the most effective way to provide our customers with the best possible service is to form a consistent and strong team environment.
When you join the RDO Equipment Co. team, you become part of a family. A family that’s rich in culture, tradition, values, and history – and one that has a lot of fun, each and every day.