VanGorder Sales is a family owned business started by Kent VanGorder in 1989. Kent worked for Allen County Tractor Sales for 23 years, owned by his father Paul R. VanGorder, who sold Ford machinery. Kent grew up with the business and it was his vision to sell quality equipment, both new and used, to his neighbors and people in the surrounding counties. While he has offered many different types of equipment throughout the years there has always been one constant - GrassHopper mowers.
Kent started the business out of his home with the support of his wife, Susan and two sons, Robert and David. In 1991 Kent moved the business to its current location, on Hwy 3, in Avilla Indiana. Kent's grandfather told him "He would never make a living selling mowers." Now 29 years later, VanGorder Sales continues to grow and prosper providing quality GrassHopper mowers and parts to customers in Northern Indiana. VanGorder Sales also provides mechanical support to all customers.