Berend Turf & Tractor
Berend Turf & Tractor was established in July of 2005 after being a part of Berend Bros. Farm & Garden Centers for over 65 years. A change in the Berend Bros. family ownership created an opportunity for Jay Berend to purchase the power equipment business. In 2010, Jay was joined in the family business by his younger brother, Lee, and in 2011 Jay and Lee became business partners. The brothers continue to grow Berend Turf & Tractor using the values passed on from their grandfather, Lawrence Berend, and father, Larry Berend. It has been a lifelong dream for the brothers to be a part of something their grandfather, father, aunts and uncles worked hard to build up. They were raised by the same values of faith, family, hard work and dedication and find it a lot easier when the person standing next to you possesses the same values that you do.
Jay Berend - Co-Owner
Jay is a 1996 graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics. After he graduated, Jay worked for Wright Brand Foods in Vernon, Texas for three years. Jay joined Berend Bros. in 1999 as store manager of the Seymour Highway location and in 2001 was made sales manager of three Berend Bros. locations. He is married to Susan and they have two boys. They attend First Presbyterian Church and Jay enjoys hunting, coaching soccer, and attending his sons? activities.
Lee Berend - Co-Owner
Lee graduated from Texas A&M University in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science in Poultry Science. After graduation, he went to work for Sanderson Farms in Bryan, Texas for eight years. Lee joined Berend Turf & Tractor in January 2010 and became co-owner in January 2011. He is married to Beth and they have a daughter and son. They attend Grace Church and in his free time Lee likes to hunt and spend time with his family.
Bob Schmidt - Parts and Service Manager
Bob is a 1970 graduate of Rider High School and six year veteran of the Navy. After the Navy, Bob worked at Eckerd's Pharmacy where he was a manager for two years. He then worked for Hornsby Heavy Hardware for 15 years, 12 of which as a purchasing agent. In 1993, Bob began working with the Berend family. Bob is married to Tricia and they have 4 grown children and 12 grandchildren. In his spare time Bob enjoys drag racing and watching both the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers.
Jeff Bishop – Sales
Jeff was born and raised in Olney, TX and is a 1992 graduate of Olney High School. After getting his associate's degree, he worked for various farm/consumer equipment dealerships, including John Deere for 12 years. Jeff has been with Berend Turf and Tractor since 2014. Jeff is married to Kristy and they have one son that is in elementary school in Wichita Falls. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys all sports and spending time with his family.
Berend Turf & Tractor is committed to grow the power equipment
business by supplying our customers with a high level of service.
We strive to sell quality products while creating buyer satisfaction.
Berend Turf & Tractor, LP
4315 Seymour Highway, Wichita Falls TX 76309
Phone: (940) 691.1141 Fax: (940) 696.1447