Unique Father/Son Legacy Enters 4th Generation
(RALEIGH, N.C.) –– Gregory Poole, a diversified CAT Dealer providing equipment sales and service across multiple states in the Southeast, will celebrate its 70th birthday on April 1, 2021. The milestone for the company, which started as a small family-owned business in Raleigh, North Carolina, is marked by Gregory Poole’s expansive growth over the years and unique father-son legacy that is increasingly uncommon in today’s corporate world.
In 1951, Gregory Poole, SR and his uncle William Poole started Gregory Poole with the design to serve the CAT needs of Eastern North Carolina. Soon after, Gregory Poole, SR became the sole owner of the company, as it became highly respected in the sales and service of heavy construction and material-handling equipment. Today, Gregory Poole, III is carrying on his grandfather’s and father’s legacy with expansive growth in multiple industries, while maintaining the company’s core values of commitment, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and safety in a family-first approach of service that has fueled the company’s tremendous achievements.
“I’m honored to celebrate this milestone and to lead a team of dedicated employees who passionately serve others,” said Gregory Poole, III, chairman, president and CEO of Gregory Poole. “They inspire me to constantly strive for innovation and growth that will benefit our team and customers success. It’s a legacy that I believe both my grandfather and father would be extremely proud of.”
Since its early beginnings, the company has expanded its operations to 21 locations, employing over 1,300 employees across four states, and provides equipment sales, rental, parts, and service for construction, agriculture, forestry, marine, on-highway truck, power generation and material-handling markets.
As the company celebrates this tremendous milestone, a fourth generation Poole, Greg IV is proud to work for the company his great grandfather started.
The company will celebrate the milestone on April 1 with special employee items and dedicated appreciation activities to thank employees for their commitment and hard work that continues to fuel the company’s success.
About Gregory Poole
Gregory Poole, founded in 1951, is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Since establishment, Gregory Poole has become the Caterpillar construction equipment dealer for eastern North Carolina and has expanded its operation to more than 1,300 employees throughout 21 locations reaching N.C., S.C., Va., and parts of W. Va.
Gregory Poole’s mission is not only to be a great product and service provider, but to also develop and sustain meaningful relationships with its customers, employees and throughout its community locations. Over the years, it has supported various non-profit organizations, including the United Way, Foundation of Hope, Special Olympics, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, various local colleges, victims of local disasters and a non-denominational Christian camp, Camp Oak Hill. Gregory Poole also is a corporate partner of The V Foundation for Cancer Research. In 2020, Gregory Poole Lift Systems was awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) based on their accomplishments in 2019. For more information, visit www.GregoryPoole.com.