Messick’s Family of Dealerships Grow by One in PA

Wed March 14, 2012 - Northeast Edition

After 64 years of service to the Carlisle, Pa., area, Peterman Power Equipment started a new chapter on March 1 by joining the Messick’s family of dealerships. The full-line Kubota dealership, located at 225 York Road in Carlisle, becomes the fifth Central Pennsylvania location for Messick’s, the family-owned agricultural, construction and lawn and garden equipment dealer group.

The Carlisle location, formerly known as Peterman Farm Equipment, was opened exactly 64-years ago on this date by Raymond Peterman. He started the dealership selling Ferguson tractors in 1948, adding Simplicity lawn equipment in the nineteen-fifties. Today the Carlisle store sells eXmark, Snapper, Snapper Pro, Simplicity, Stihl and Troybilt tillers in addition to the full line of Kubota products including riding lawn mowers, compact and agricultural tractors, and construction equipment.

Plans to grow the Peterman business include the addition of Kubota construction and agricultural shortlines. With locations in Elizabethtown, Abbottstown, Lancaster, Halifax and now Carlisle, Messick’s is always nearby. Parts are available around the clock at and through Messick’s app for Android or iPhones.