In 1967, after many years of cattle farming; selling equipment for the local John Deere dealership and managing 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 Brock dealer for over 20 years. 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 expanded to include Bill and Harriett’s son, Paul, and Steve Snyder, who has worked for the Chadderdon’s since 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 who worked tirelessly for decades in the daily operation of the business has now retired. Paul's wife Marla has stepped in to assist in many of the activities of CHADCO since her departure.
Paul Chadderdon is President of CHADCO, and Steve Snyder is the Vice President.