Craig started welding in 1982. He built his 1st trailer (A 53' Carhauler) When he was still in school for his parents to haul their vehicles. Craig took welding class in school and credits John Hobbs his Ag teacher for instilling his love for welding. Craig graduated in 1984 from Dover -Eyota High School, bought his 1st welder and cutting torch and went to work. He would weld during the day and drive grain truck at night. He Started buying and selling trailers in 1986.
In 1987, Craig had an excellent year. He married his high school sweetheart Sue Benedett and in 1989 they had their one and only son Cole. Craig & Sue live outside St Charles. Neither fell to far away from the nest.
Craig has developed that little welding shop into 4 different businesses that Ferguson Enterprises is today. Though he does not get a chance to weld very often anymore, his time is spent on the phone, selling trailers, and keeping things running smoothly. Once in a while he sneaks in time to do the thing that started the ball rolling, welding.
In his free time Craig enjoys riding his Harley, taking his RZR out for rides, doing yard work and just plain relaxing.
Sue graduated from St. Charles High School in 1984. Craig & Sue were married in 1987 and had Cole in 1989. She has worked with her husband Craig since 1994, After doing daycare until their son Cole went to school.
Sue helps out with a little bit of everything around the office, from ordering parts, writing up job orders, accounting, cleaning, keeping track of everything Craig loses and also selling trailers.
In Sue's spare time she likes to cook, loves animals and flower gardening. Sue's perfect day for her would be to sit on their back deck at their house and watch her birds and dogs play. Some of Sue's favorite things to do are riding on a beautiful day behind Craig on their Harley, or sitting next to him for a ride on their Polaris RZR. She enjoys all the time she can with her granddaughter, Journey!
The #1 Son, Cole has been around the business since a baby. He is the Parts Manager around the shop and the Lead Trailer Salesman. He can help with almost any problem you may have when it comes to trailers! He is starting to take on some of the Equipment sales when Craig is out of the office.
Cole, in his free time, loves the outdoors and spends alot of time in it. He also enjoys fabricating new things. He has a Mastiff named Legend, and recently lost one named Diesel. Diesel was Cole's main man and will be missed by everyone dearly. Cole married his wife Alison in August of 2013. They welcomed a perfect baby girl into the world on July 9th, 2015 which turned into being Cole's newest favorite hobby, playing with their baby girl; Journey.
Cole loves hunting, woodworking, and riding his Yamaha four wheeler.
Founders of Ferguson Truck And Trailer Sales Since 1970. Gordy & Linda have been active in the business since its conception, to this day they still handle the truck and livestock trailer division. They started selling stock trailers since they were produced! It was a perfect fit with their Arabian Horse Farm and Horse Sales. Gordy & Linda purchase trucks from as far away as Texas with a buyer down there to this day. Southern 1 Ton 3/4 ton Dually Trucks are their specialty.
In their spare time they are very active in the St Charles Methodist Church. Gordy & Linda have 4 children Bill (Rochester), Scott-Manager of Dover Ready Mix, Kim- Trains Reining horses, and owns a horse ranch in Texas, and Craig who also owns Ferguson Trailer Sales, C.F. Welding, Willow Creek Campground and Ferguson Trailer Transport They have 2 wonderful in-laws Jeannie and Sue and 4 precious grandchildren Cole, Ashley, Emily and Jordan. The newest addition is a great grand daughter Journey. They also have their beloved dogs Turbo the pug, and Skippy the Pomeranian.
Craig & Sue have always loved their pomeranians. Currently they have the "five G's". Gizmo, pictured top left, who is a daddy's girl. Gidget, pictured top right, who is the middle child and the most independant of them all. Gadget Lou, pictured bottom left, who is mama's little princess. Gotit Good (pictured bottom right), who is the only boy of the fierce five, but he is mamas snuggle buddy. GoGo Rose (pictured in the middle) who is the smallest of them all - but what she lacks in size she makes up for in attitude. The newest addition to the "G's" is Gump, an English Bulldog who they fell in love with while they were in Florida and they brought her home! (Photo of Gump Coming Soon)