Illinois Dealer AHW Receives John Deere’s Dealer Of The Year Award In Precision Ag


On March 1st, 2021, AHW received the 2021 Overall Preeminence in Precision Ag Award from John Deere. This event marked a back-to-back win by AHW in the precision ag category from John Deere.

To be honored with this award AHW:
• Proved that they offer the highest quality service to farmers and their communities

• Their long-established connected support strategy provided seamless remote support execution during the pandemic

• Consistently delivered expertise in a timely manner to customers both in the field and at the dealerships

• Provided all AHW employees with specialized training on all John Deere equipment and high-tech applications

Chad Braden, COO of AHW, stated, “I could not be prouder of our team at AHW. We strive every day to place the customer first, and we work hard to exceed expectations within the farming community. John Deere recognized the special relationship that we have with our customers. We want to thank our customers for their loyalty. Without them and our employees, we would not have received this award from John Deere.

I’d also like to say thanks, in particular, to Justin Blanchette, our precision ag manager. Without him going the extra mile, we could not have been recognized by Deere in this category. As well, I’d like to give special credit to our Solution Center in Champaign, IL, where our precision ag team is headquartered.”

“The precision ag industry has evolved significantly over my 20 plus years in the industry, but 2020 brought forth an entirely new set of challenges for us,” responded Justin Blanchette, AHW’s Precision Ag Business Manager.

“Our team was able to provide the same exceptional service that our customers are accustomed to through John Deere Connected Support products, such as JDLink, Remote Display Access, and Operations Center, as well as all of the communication technology AHW, has invested in.” Blanchette went on further to say, “The recognition from John Deere through this award validates all of the hard work our team has put in, and everyone at AHW should be really proud of what we accomplished last year,” said Blanchette.

AHW, LLC, is composed of 16 stores in Illinois and Indiana and employs over 450 team members. AHW is always here when there’s work to be done. AHW is based out of Champaign, IL, and is proud to bring its customers a complete set of John Deere products from Riding Lawn Equipment through Combines to Compact Construction Equipment.

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