C & B Operations, LLC started with one location in 1988, in Gettysburg, SD, when Dan Cronin and Rod Burwell purchased the local John Deere dealership to support the farmers, ranchers, and local community when the owner suddenly passed away. C & B has evolved to become one of the largest and most recognized John Deere dealership groups operating thirty-seven stores in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. C & B continues to build on their original commitment and honor Dan Cronin & Rod Burwell through the name, C & B, vision, and mission. Today, C & B remains family-owned and led by Rod Burwell’s sons, Peter, Blake, and Michael.
In 2021, C & B expanded into the Material Handling and Powersports division with eight material handling locations in Iowa, Louisiana, and Alabama and one powersports location in Okoboji, Iowa. Growing again in 2022, C & B acquired a ninth material handling location in Montana, establishing a tenth in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and acquired number eleven later in Dothan, Alabama. To conclude the tremendous growth of 2022, C & B also acquired Jefferds Corporation and Homestead Materials Handling Company of Virginia and West Virginia bringing the total number of material handling locations up to twenty.
The Burwell and Cronin fathers started the company and grew it on the same values that continue to be honored today: honesty, ethics, and hard work.
The C & B Diamond Shape not only pulls the “C”, “&”, and “B” together, its four corners resemble Growth in All Directions. It’s symmetrical and strong, representing the well-balanced organization that is C & B.