H&R Construction Equipment Parts Announces the Passing of Founder Stephen D. Hansen
With a heavy heart, H&R Construction Parts & Equipment, Inc. (H&R) announces the passing of one of our founders, Stephen D. Hansen, who passed away on June 11, 2022, at the age of 69 years old.
"We are saddened by the passing of one of H&R's founders, Steve Hansen. Steve worked hard to grow the company into one of the premier heavy equipment dismantlers in North America. H&R has always had an impeccable and well-deserved reputation in the industry in large part because of the work Steve put into the company, and we are proud to build upon the legacy he left us," said Nick Ecker, General Manager of the Construction Division of All States Ag Parts.
Patrick Kelly, the Purchasing Manager at H&R, added: "Steve was so well-respected for being an innovator in the industry, his commitment to continual improvement, and his loyalty to his employees. He will be deeply missed."
Mr. Hansen was an icon in the industry, growing H&R from a small four-person company in Buffalo, New York, operating out of a small warehouse in 1984, to one of the largest heavy equipment dismantlers in the country. During his time at the helm, Mr. Hansen oversaw a radical change in the H&R business model that was so successful many other companies in the industry quickly followed suit. He acquired three companies during his tenure as CEO, employed over 70 people, added a new aftermarket product line, and dismantled over four thousand machines. Mr. Hansen also was a founding member of the Used Parts Network, which brought together other industry members and helped develop the industry into what it is today.
About H&R Construction Equipment Parts
H&R Construction Parts & Equipment, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, New York, is part of the All States Ag Parts, Inc. group. H&R has been a leading supplier of new and used construction equipment parts to OEM Dealers, wholesalers, service shops, municipal departments, large fleet owners, and small single-machine owners since 1984 and has operations in Buffalo, New York, and Lawrenceville, Georgia. The company specializes in parts for excavators, wheel loaders, bulldozers, and articulated trucks and carries parts for all the major manufacturers, including Case, Caterpillar, Hitachi, John Deere, Kobelco, Komatsu, Volvo. More information about H&R Construction Parts and Equipment, Inc. can be found at www.hrparts.com and All States Ag Parts, Inc. at www.tractorpartsasap.com.