May, 2023

Primera is proud to feature Andre & Son Inc.


The Andre business began in 1914 when Floyd Andre and William Sweet leased a mill together in Montrose, PA. By 1924, the partners bought the real estate, and in 1931, Floyd's son, DeWitt, purchased Mrs. Sweet's partnership interest, and the firm became Andre & Son. DeWitt's three sons joined in 1958-1965, leading to growth in feed sales and expansion to the current site, with a bulk fertilizer blending plant. In the 1990s, three fourth-generation family members joined, and the business continued to grow with a commercial turf division, farm and home store, and Powersports division. Andre & Son, Inc. remains a locally owned enterprise for now over 100 years thanks to the support of their employees, customers, and friends.

What has been the biggest company achievement?

Being a family-owned and operated company for 109 years is undoubtedly our greatest achievement, a feat that less than 1,000 companies in the United States have achieved. This accomplishment comes in enormous thanks to our loyal and hardworking employees and the continued support from our valued customers.

In 2022 we made it to our 5th generation, an achievement that less than 3% of family-owned and operated companies worldwide have accomplished. At Andre & Son, we hold the family-first mantra close. From company picnics to Christmas Eve parties to golf leagues, our employees spend a great deal of time together outside of work, which has been fostered since the company's foundation. With the help of our loyal customers and hardworking employees, our company has grown, and so has our family. We are lucky to have an incredible group of people behind our corporation.

Industry Connection

As a Primera distributor-owner, Andre and Son have had the opportunity to connect with a vast network of individuals and organizations within the golf, athletic, and lawn care industries. The friendships and connections that have been forged have given a platform to engage with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas and knowledge, and make lasting connections. Without this opportunity, many of these relationships would have never been possible. Today Andre and Son services 15 states, 3 top 10 nationally ranked golf courses, and sells over 1 million bags annually. They continue to expand their business while maintaining their values of family and customer service.

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