About

We are a small business celebrating 50 years of serving Northwest Indiana! We sell and service select lines of outdoor power equipment.

History

Burke's Lawn & Garden Equipment, Inc. began when Gene and Rita Burke accepted an inventory of three Power King Economy tractors back in 1963.  They showed them in their small garage, hoping to sell them and head out on their dream of a quality lawn and garden equipment store. They sold their first tractor at the Lake County fair with great excitement and that sale started the ball rolling! In the late 1960s, Gene and Rita guided the growth of the company from one line to fourteen, to a larger showroom, and by supporting what they sold with a full line of parts and a repair shop. The 1970's brought an addition of a warehouse/enlarged shop area. Their sons, Dave and Jim, worked on the machines with Gene after school and into the night. In the 1980s, business continued to grow and there was a need for some help! Mechanics were hired to keep up with repairs. At the sudden passing of Rita in 1996, the reigns passed from Gene to Dave and Linda Burke. The business has continued to grow.  Still carrying many of the same lines and a few new ones, Burke's Lawn & Garden Equipment, Inc. is considered a quality store with courteous and prompt service! We strive to be honest and fair to every customer and treat people the same way we like to be treated!