Our Company

Cazenovia Equipment's Original Location

Hamlet of Nelson

Where It All Started

Frazee Family

Cazenovia Equipment Company was founded in 1961 by Larry Love and originally served the farming community in the greater Cazenovia area.  By 1975 Larry's son-in-law, Bob Frazee, joined the business, and it has remained in the family ever since. Two of Bob's sons, Mike and Jim, joined the company in 2003, followed by his third son, Ben, joining in 2014. 

Cazenovia Equipment Company first expanded in 1988, with a second location in Chittenango, NY and throughout the years has continued to grow. Cazenovia Equipment Company is now recognized as a premier John Deere dealer, with ten locations serving central and northern New York.  While Cazenovia Equipment Company’s roots are in agriculture, CEC has expanded its family of customers to include large property owners, landscapers, commercial lawn care companies, golf courses, schools, municipalities and governments, homeowners, and the military.  Cazenovia Equipment Company strives to provide its customers with world-class customer service from an excellent network of outstanding team members and locations throughout New York State. 

We would like to take this time to welcome you to the Cazenovia Equipment Company family and ask that you allow us an opportunity to serve you.  Your John Deere equipment will go a long way, and we will be here to support your investment for many years to come.

Cazenovia Equipment Company- 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022 Satisfyd Top Dealer Award

A SATISFYD Top Dealer has demonstrated that they put their customers first. They listen to what their customers say, care about it, engage in a two-way dialogue and actively manage their issue resolution process.

To become a Top Dealer, at least 50% our locations must participate in a 3rd party, controlled customer survey process. We qualify by either meeting or exceeding the customer experience benchmark for our industry.

Where has Cazenovia Equipment been through the years?

Check out our history and milestones.

We're a family owned business with a great history.

Company Milestones

FFA & 4-H

We are proud to support our local chapters of the Future Farmers of America and 4-H Clubs.  

Learn more about the local FFA and 4-H chapters in your area.

Employee Volunteer Program

Cazenovia Equipment Company readily acknowledges that our business would not exist without the customers we serve within our local communities.  As a means of being able to give back to these communities, we have implemented a program through which each of our employees are encouraged to find a local charity or community organization of their choice to donate time to.  Cazenovia Equipment Company provides each full-time employee with two 8-hour paid days off throughout the year to assist them with their charitable work.  Our company has budgeted funding for all employees to take advantage of this program, which results in over $49,800 in wages paid to encourage local volunteering.  Employees who participate in this benefit are featured, along with their local charity or organization, in our monthly newsletter.

Equipment Safety Children Education

Cazenovia Equipment Company knows that equipment safety education is of utmost importance and believes in instilling good equipment practices early on.  We have hosted lawn and garden safety programs in Herkimer County for more than 6 years, teaching over 500 fifth graders about the many safety hazards, from chemicals to equipment.  Children learn safe equipment practices whether they may be operating or if they are around power equipment.  Many injuries and deaths of children in equipment related accidents can be prevented through something as simple as equipment safety education.

Agricultural Equipment Hazard Prevention

Cazenovia Equipment Company provides the equipment for New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) PTO safety demonstrations at the NY Farm Show.  We also share safety information, supplied by NYCAMH, at all of our stores with our customers to help encourage safe equipment operation.  In addition, we participate in the ROPS Rebate Program led by NYCAMH. This program encourages the use of Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) by providing customers with rebates of 70% of the cost of purchasing and installing the ROPS, up to a $765 maximum rebate.  This program has had a tremendously positive response in New York and has since expanded into Pennsylvania, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Jim Frazee
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Michael Frazee
Vice President
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Ben Frazee
Vice President
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Brad Hathorn
Regional Sales Manager
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Jay Smith
Regional Sales Manager
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Colleen Fox
Corporate Marketing Manager
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Kristi Gerdon
Corporate Human Resources Manager
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Jennifer Kiehn 
Director of Accounting & Finance
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Adam DuBeau
Wholegoods Inventory Manager
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Jim Fitzgibbons
Recruiting, Training & Development Manager
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Deb Podoliak
Parts Inventory Manager
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