Welcome

Outdoor Equipment Distributors, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of outdoor power equipment. We sell to independent retail dealers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. 

OED provides premium outdoor power equipment, accessories, and replacement parts to independent retail dealers. We also provide backup support for our products with our factory-trained technical service personnel, customer service team, and sales and marketing team.

As a family-owned business, OED recognizes the value of independent dealers and long-term relationships. We strive to create partnerships with our dealers, realizing that our success is completely dependent on their success.


Our History

OED was originally founded in 1931 as Raleigh Auto Supply. The purchase of 25 lawnmowers in 1955 changed the history of our company. As other opportunities arose to sell similar products, OED converted entirely to the distribution of outdoor power equipment through independent retail dealers.

In 1969 we changed our name to Outdoor Equipment Distributors, Inc. to more accurately reflect the nature of our business. We currently service over 500 independent dealers across our distribution territory.

OED Facility

Premium Quality Products     Excellent Customer Service

Our Mission

We sell premium products and provide exceptional customer service to our independent dealers daily. This philosophy is the goal for everyone associated with OED. We are committed and prepared to attain this goal every day.

Our strength is in our dedication to our dealers and our industry. We believe our two most important assets are our customers and our staff. We are here for you!




Meet Our Staff

Sales and Marketing Teams

Well-seasoned sales team with a combined 163 years of experience in outdoor power equipment industry.

Knowledgeable marketing team that stays up-to-date with the latest media and trends through constant training.

Jim Fenner

Jim Fenner
Sales Manager

Years with OED: 20

Brad Cassidy

Brad Cassidy
Territory Manager

Years with OED: 6

Brown Patterson

Brown Patterson
Territory Manager

Years with OED: 8

Carlton McGee

Carlton McGee
Territory Manager

Years with OED: 8


Jim Hoban

Jim Hoban
Territory Manager

Years with OED: 17

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart
Territory Manager

Years with OED: 14

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy
Territory Manager

Years with OED: 14

Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones
Product Specialist

Years with OED: New employee


Richard Peeler

Richard Peeler
Product Specialist

Years with OED: New Employee

Lori White

Lori White
Advertising Manager

Years with OED: 23

Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown
Marketing / Admin Assistant

Years with OED: New Employee



Customer Service Team

Dedicated customer service team that provides a "One Call, One Solution" experience that gets all situations handled quickly, fairly, and in a consistent manner.

Chris Lynn

Chris Lynn
Operations Manager

Years with OED: 16

Leslie Hayes

Leslie Hayes
Customer Service Associate

Years with OED: New Employee

Taliah Myer

Taliah Myer
Customer Service Associate

Years with OED: 1

Adam Voegeli

Adam Voegeli
Warehouse Associate

Years with OED: 1


Johnnie Jackson

Johnnie "JJ" Jackson 
Warehouse Associate

Years with OED: New Employee

Juan Santana

Juan Santana
Warehouse Associate

Years with OED: 9

Malcolm Lewis

Malcolm Lewis
Warehouse Associate

Years with OED: 5

Matt Dvorscak

Matt Dvorscak
Warehouse Associate

Years with OED: 1



Technical Service Team

Experienced technical service team with 40 years of experience in outdoor power industry and who are factory trained and EETC Two-Stroke certified.

Gregg Mangum

Gregg Mangum
Senior Service Associate

Years with OED: 39

Tim Patton

Tim Patton
Service Associate

Years with OED: 2



Inventory Control and Accounting Teams

"Behind the scenes" staff members who we could not operate without.

Paul GIllis

Paul Gillis
Inventory Control Manager

Years with OED: 22

David Langenberg

David Langenberg
Parts Manager

Years with OED: 21

Bob Mitchell

Bob Mitchell
Controller

Years with OED: 33

Renee Mills

Renee Mills
Accounts Payable

Years with OED: 8