Rick Gray, Owner

  

 

    Curt Ruehl, Owner

 

G & R Ag Products was originated in September 1986 by Rick Gray and Curt Ruehl, hence the name "G" & "R".  Rick and Curt were both employed by Ace Supply Inc.  Ace Supply manufactured and distributed farm equipment, sprayer equipment and accessories.  Rick was the tank shop foreman and also managed the parts department until his departure after more than 15 years.  Curt worked in the parts department and then transferred into outside sales for the next 6 years.  Rick and Curt both felt that there was a need for other products and services in the Northwest and decided to create their own business with their combined experience.  G & R Ag Products first site was located at 4814 E Hwy 20-26, Caldwell, Idaho.  The business opened it's doors, in 1986, with four employees, Rick, Rick's wife Peggy, (who did the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable) a man in parts, and Curt in sales.  A couple years later, G & R had a salesman in Eastern Idaho and Western Washington.  In 1989, they started a shop to manufacture their own line of sprayers (skids, front mounts, 3 points, side mounts, etc) and service for the self propelled sprayers.  They operated with a total of 12 people, including Rick and Curt.  In December 1995, G & R moved their Caldwell location to 905 Simplot Boulevard and this is where they are still located today.

In November 1991, Rick and Curt had purchased most of Basin Ag's Inventory in Pasco, Washington, and from here, opened their second location at 701 N Oregon Ave, Pasco, Washington.  They started with a staff of seven employees to handle the day to day tasks, which is what they operate with today.  They moved "down the block" approximately five years later, to their present location at 721 N Oregon Ave, where they could handle the self propelled sprayers and where they remain today.  The company then converged on Oregon with an outside salesman working out of his house in Silverton, Oregon.  In 1998, Rick and Curt opened a store in Silverton.  In August of 2000, they lost their lease on the building, due to reconstruction, but continue to cover the Oregon locations with salesmen and shop employees out of our Washington site.