Charlie's career in the power equipment industry started in 1978 when he earned his degree in Agricultural Engineering and Technology from SUNY Cobleskill. Charlie grew within the business, gaining experience as technician, parts advisor, and sales representative. in 1986 his broad range of skills earned Charlie a promotion to store manager of a local John Deere dealership located in Unionville, CT. in 1994, Charlie had the opportunity to start his own dealership. Charlie seized that opportunity, and founded Farmington Valley Equipment. Under his leadership, Farmington Valley Equipment outgrew its location in Unionville, CT and was moved to its current location in Farmington, CT in 2002. Charlie's leadership has continued to guide and grow Farmington Valley Equipment into one of the premier power equipment locations in the area.