Dealer of Choice, Employer of ChoIce and INvestment of Choice
C & B Operations, LLC operates thirty-seven John Deere dealerships in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. It began in 1988 when Dan Cronin and Rod Burwell purchased the John Deere store in Gettysburg, SD to keep a dealership open in Dan’s hometown. The Cronin’s own and operate a farm and ranch operation started in 1909, near Gettysburg, SD. Dan Cronin passed away in 1999 and one of his sons, Matt Cronin, took the role of President of C & B Operations at that time. Rod Burwell spent time in Gettysburg as a child, worked on the Cronin Family Farm and remained close friends with Dan. Rod Burwell passed away in 2015 and his son, Peter Burwell assumed Rod’s role as President of Burwell Enterprises and Chairman of C & B Operations LLC.
Become a Dealer of Tomorrow, an undisputed leader in the market areas we support. A Dealer of Tomorrow is one that is visionary, uses leading-edge management and marketing practices, and mobilizes people to earn the highest degree of loyalty from generations of customers. They achieve profitable growth and market leadership by continuously improving employee development, customer focus, and community involvement.
To exceed customers’ expectations by providing the highest quality products, service, and aftermarket support. To create an environment that provides all our employees the opportunity to grow and contribute to the long-term success of our business. To continually focus on sound business management to ensure our continued presence in rural America for our customers and communities in which they live.
Our Executive Team
CEO and Chairman
Executive Vice President – Sales
Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President – Aftermarket
Chief Marketing Officer
Vice-President – Precision Ag
Vice President – Human Resources
Growth... the right way
C & B Operations owns and operates thirty-seven John Deere farm equipment dealerships in six states and a diesel engine pump repair business. C & B Operations is a privately held business with corporate headquarters in Gettysburg, South Dakota. C & B Operations currently employs over 800 people, offers a very competitive benefits package and is structured to offer a variety of career advancement opportunities.