About SWI

Steven Willand Inc. began in 1966 as a family owned retail Lawn & Garden dealer selling and servicing the lawn & garden needs in the Fairfield, NJ area. Two years later SWI moved into wholesale distribution, and continued to grow. In 1986 Steven Willand Inc moved into its current location location in Augusta, New Jersey.

About the President

Scott Willand graduated from Lycoming College in 1980 with a bachelors degree in accounting. Shortly after graduation he joined Steven Willand Inc in the collections department. Scott became President of SWI in 1994. Throughout his time as president, Scott has served on numerous distributor councils such as RedMax and Schiller Brands as well as Jacobsen’s dealer council. In his free time Scott enjoys golfing as well as keeping his lawn in order with his original 1986 36” walk-behind Bobcat mower.

Today SWI is proud to distribute  RedMax Commercial Handheld Power Equipment, BOB-CAT Mowers, RYAN Turf Renovation Equipment, Greenworks Commercial, Little Wonder Debris Management and Turf Renovation products, Mantis Home and Garden products, and Bluebird Renovation Equipment.

Our Team

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Terry Robison

Terry Robison

Terry Robison has been in the outdoor power equipment for many years with vast amounts of knowledge. In Terry’s free time he grows vegetables and raises farm animals with the help of his vintage tractor collection.

 

Teritory:

New Hampshire

Vermont

Maine

Email: trobison@stevenwillandinc.com

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Art Stone

Art Stone

Art Stone has been part of the SWI team since 1982. Throughout his years at SWI Art has achieved many individual awards for sales and excellence. When Art isn’t on the road, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three kids, and five grandchildren as well as traveling and playing poker. “ This is a relationship business, when a dealer thanks you for the efforts it means everything to me. Knowing you put forth your best to help the customer is my satisfaction, and I preach that to my children every day.”- Art Stone

Territory: New Jersey- Sussex, Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Essex, Hudson, Union, Somerset, Middlesex, and Monmouth.

County in New York: Rockland

Email: AStone@stevenwillandinc.com

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David Roppo

David Roppo was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He is a seasoned operations/sales manager and a customer service enthusiast who believes that positive, dealer relationships are established by forging partnerships and building the know, like, and trust factor. David began working in the industry at Lowe’s Home Improvement as a service manager and assistant store manager, particularly in the commercial, lawn and garden segment. With all of the technological advancements in the industry, and Steven Willand’s broad, product offering, David believes there are enormous opportunities for dealers and consumers, even those who want to go green and join the Greenworks Commercial cordless power revolution! When David’s not working, he likes staying fit with CrossFit training and also enjoys cruising around in his 2018 Dodge Challenger RT.

Territory Manager: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania along with the three western most counties in Maryland and our Northeastern Counties in West Virginia

 

 

Email: droppo@stevenwillandinc.com

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Dave Willis

Dave Willis

Dave Willis is a Field Sales Manager for the New England Region. Dave lives for power equipment as he has many years of experience working at Agway, Crandall-Hicks Company (Boston Lawnmower) and Husqvarna. Dave resides in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts with his wife Lucille of 38 years. Dave enjoys his family, Cape Cod, boating and everything Boston sports.

Sales Manager: New England Territory

Email: dwillis@stevenwillandinc.com

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Bill Ross

Bill Ross

Bill joined the Steven Willand, Inc. team in 2019 and brings 20+ years of Sales Experience, spending a lot of that time in the Golf and Turf Industry. He is dedicated to bringing product knowledge, safety procedures, and correct product placement to all that he represents. When he’s not providing courteous service to his customers, Bill likes to spend time at the lake with his wife, Tricia, their two children and their two dogs. 

Territory

New York:

St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Jefferson, Lewis, Hamilton, Essex, Oswego, Oneida, Herkimer, Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Washington, Schenectady, Onondaga, Madison, Otsego, Schoharie, Albany, Rensselaer, Cortland, Chenango, Delaware, Greene, Columbia, Broome, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Seneca, Cayuga, Chautuaqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Chemung, Tioga

Email: bross@stevenwillandinc.com

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Pat James

Pat James

Pat James has been overseeing the operations of the SWI turf division since 1999 and has now transitioned into our PLC division. He strives to give every customer the “Willand Experience.” This translates into is a strong support of equipment purchase through superior customer service.  When Patrick is not in the office you can find him on the bowling lanes knocking some pins over. He also loves spending time with his boys who are into tennis, soccer and football.  Patrick is also an avid fan of collegiate and professional football, baseball and basketball.

 

Teritory:

Connecticut

Rhode Island

Email: pjames@stevenwillandinc.com

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Kevin Ranagan

Kevin Ranagan

Kevin joined SWI in 2015, and brings fifteen years of OPEI experience with him. A Long Island kid, Kevin grew up in Huntington and has covered Long Island and NYC in several sales areas over the past 30 years. When not helping dealers and end-users, Kevin and his wife enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Kevin also indulges in playing golf, traveling the USA and watching baseball.

Teritory:

NY

Long Island

West Chester

Email: kranagan@stevenwillandinc.com

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Bill Dougherty

Bill Dougherty

Bill Dougherty grew up in the lawn mower business. A longtime SWI team member, Bill has been with SWI for 26 years as a territory manager. His likes include, spending time with his three kids and wife, sales, and cooking.

 

NJ:

Warren, Hunterdon, Mercer, Ocean, Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Cape May

PA:

Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia,Chester

Delaware:

New Castle

Email: bdougherty@stevenwillandinc.com

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Mike Creech

Mike Creech

Mike was born and raised in western Massachusetts, and graduated from Westfield High School in 1983. He began working in the parts department for a local electronics manufacturer, and progressed from an entry level position to department manager. In 1996 he was hired by a power equipment distributer to manage their parts department, and eventually made the jump to the sales-team. In June of 2016 Mike joined Steven Willand Inc. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, hiking, and spending time with his family.

 

Territory: Massachusetts

 

Email: mcreech@stevenwillandinc.com

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Stewart Markowitz

Stewart Markowitz

Stewart is a veteran of the outdoor power equipment industry with over twenty years of experience in the field. He is knowledgable and provides top insight to his Mid-Atlantic sales-team as well as the vast customer base he travels throughout. Stewart is our internal BobCat specialist as there are few questions that can stump him.

 

Sales Manager: Mid-Atlantic Region

 

Email: smarkowitz@stevenwillandinc.com

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Jeff Deckman

Jeff Deckman

Jeff joined the SWI Sales Team in September 2019 and brings 10+ years of Sales Experience from both the Consumer Electronics and Outdoor Power Equipment fields.  He started his Outdoor Power Equipment experience in Engine and Parts Sales.  When he is not out building relationships with his customers he is at home spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors.

Teritory:

Maryland

Delaware

 

Email: jdeckman@stevenwillandinc.com