OCTOBER 2019

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Jason Herring is the third generation of Herrings to run the John Deere tractor dealership on Wilmington’s main drag. Started by his grandparents in 1974, Wilmington Lawn & Leisure has stayed with John Deere as times, and the town, have changed.

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Wilmington Lawn & Leisure

WILMINGTON, NC – Jason Herring is the third generation of Herrings to run the John Deere tractor dealership on Wilmington’s main drag. Started by his grandparents in 1974, Wilmington Lawn & Leisure has stayed with John Deere as times, and the town, have changed.

Alongside his aunt Kim Smith, and her grown son Evan, Herring runs the family business, which sees success as the single store location, they’ve been in since the beginning.

“When we opened,” Herring explains, “we sold small stuff, commercial equipment, but also stuff you had fun with and not just worked in your yard with.”

Hence the name Wilmington Lawn & Leisure.

Article by Jessica Johnson, Managing Editor, Power Equipment Trade

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