A small blacksmith shop in Lingle, Wyoming operated by Jim Rose was the beginning of Rose Bros. Inc, serving Wyoming and many nearby states with parts and service. February 15, 1953, was the date of the opening of the Massey Harris (later changed to Massey Ferguson) dealership.
The dealership started with about 4,000 square feet of space in the corner building on Lingle's main street. Today, Rose Bros. occupies approximately 19,000 square feet of building with an additional 10 acres of land for equipment Cliff started in 1953 with the implement dealership and remembers the turning point in 1958. "We had been really having a rough time in the early and mid-50s. In 1958 we sold over 30 new combines and turned the corner. Cliff passed away in 1991. Rich grew up in Lingle, worked in his father's blacksmith shop and later joined Rose Bros. Implements.
He retired in 1987, but said "we are privileged to serve the best people in the world .... our customers." Rich's son, Jeff, joined the team in 1985 after graduating from the University of Wyoming.
302 Main Street
PO Box 319
Lingle, WY 82223
Phone: (307) 837-2261
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm