Donaldsonville John Deere dealership joins merger

Staff Report

Sunshine Equipment and Quality Equipment have merged to form Sunshine Quality Solutions - a dealership comprised of 15 locations throughout southern Louisiana.

The merger came together as a means for the company to become a one-stop solution for all agricultural and turf equipment needs.

"After decades of serving the Louisiana community, this merger stands out as a true milestone for us, our customers and John Deere," said Chief Executive Officer, Rob Ritcher. "We're excited to pass the benefits of this merger along to our customers."

According to a press release, customers can expect volume pricing on equipment, optimized parts and service availability and a more robust inventory of new and used John Deere equipment.

"This is not an acquisition of one company to another - it is truly a merger of equals," said David Savoie, who will serve as the Large Ag. Corporate Sales Manager of the new company. "We're creating an even stronger John Deere dealership organization with expertise, market breadth, knowledge and financial resources to provide our customers with an even more robust, reliable and responsive local dealership."

Aside from its Donaldsonville location, Sunshine Quality Solutions has dealerships in Abbeville, Baton Rouge, Covington, Crowley, Eunice, Franklin, Franklinton, Hammond, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, Thibodaux and Welsh.