In 1967, after many years of cattle farming, sales experience with John Deere, and a life insurance company, and as manager of the Monsanto Agricultural Center in Bushnell, Bill Chadderdon entered the agricultural construction business as a partner with Lyle Webb, owner of L.D. Webb Company. In 1970, Bill and wife Harriett purchased the company from Mr. Webb, and two years later renamed it CHADCO, Inc.
Later that year, CHADCO expanded with the acquisition of Morel Farm Service in Macomb. The next 25 years were filled with steady growth and expansion, both in terms of numbers and locations of clients served and products offered.
At one time, CHADCO was the largest Behlen Dealer in the U.S. and has been an extremely successful Butler dealer for 10 years (Butler has now been sold to CTB/Brock Grain Systems). The company has consistently won awards from companies like Mayrath and Neco, not only as a major player, but as a Top Volume Dealer.
In winter 1997, the ownership of CHADCO was sold to Bill and Harriet’s son, Paul, and Steve Snyder, who has worked for the Chadderdon’s since February of 1987.
In December of 1999, our founder and Chairman of the Board, William Chadderdon passed away. His strength and leadership continues today in the mission and direction of CHADCO, Inc.
Harriett Chadderdon serves as treasurer, and remains active in the business activities of CHADCO, with the competent new generation at the helm.
Paul Chadderdon is President of CHADCO, and Steve Snyder is the Vice President.