Leslie's Outdoor Power opened in Gilmer, TX, in March of 1993. We opened the store with the idea of being a small service business, but after a few years, the business outgrew the original spot and, after much prayer, we moved to Longview, TX, in 2005. The move was a good one. The people of Gilmer were very good to us, but the move allowed us to serve customers from a much larger area as well as continue serving Gilmer. 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of our move. We are so grateful to Longview and the surrounding area for 12 great years of business in our current location and look forward to continuing to expand our customer base as the business grows.
Not only do we continue to seek out the very best in traditional lawn equipment, we now offer Husqvarna's Automower line and a full line of battery powered equipment. This allows us to serve those who are seeking high quality "green" equipment and those who prefer cutting-edge technology.
It has been a tradition of Leslie's to carry only the top product lines available. Our core values are honesty, integrity, and expertise. Leslie has a degree from Texas A & M University in Industrial Technology and has been working on small engines since he was 5 years old. Although Leslie has now retired, you may still see him at the shop from time to time. He has passed on his traditions of hard work, honesty, integrity, and expertise to his son, Richard, who now manages the business. Leslie's currently has 6 full-time employees and one part-time employee. Both of our Service Technicians have achieved the status of Briggs Master Technicians as well as being Kohler Expert certified. Their expertise allows us to provide quality service and quick turnaround times.
We look forward to continuing to grow and expand as we endeavor to serve our customers with the quality service they have come to know and expect from us.