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About Us

Since opening on Chicago’s Northwest side in 1970, Russo Power Equipment has evolved from a neighborhood hardware store to the nation’s premier power equipment and landscape supply dealer, yet still has that neighborhood feel. We are family owned and operated and we take pride in being an independently owned, local business. From the start, we have been dedicated to providing our customers with the exceptional service that they have come to expect over the past 45 years. It's not easy, but hard work never grows old.

Russo Power is dedicated to growth with our customers, vendors, industry, and employees. While most small businesses were forced to downsize in recent years, Russo Power has done the opposite. In the autumn of 2014, we opened a new store in Frankfort, Illinois and hired a large amount of new employees. Despite growing bigger, what won’t change are the ideals that got us here. We have been able to separate ourselves from other power equipment dealerships with our excellent service, vast selection of parts, and top-notch specialists in each department. Russo Power has five retail locations, as well as a salt distribution site in Lemont, and an e-commerce website,, to better serve customers. We are known in the industry for carrying the widest selection of manufacturers including Bob-Cat, Echo, Honda, Kawasaki, Kubota, Stihl, Toro, and Wright to name a few.

While commercial sales are a big part of who we are, we are also very conscious of our ecological system. As a member of the Illinois Landscape Contractor Association, being “green” is part of our nature. We recycle as much plastic, metal, oil, paper, and cardboard as we can. In fact, over the past two years we have recycled over 225,000 lbs of cardboard. In 2012 alone, we recycled over 18,000 lbs of metal, 15,000 lbs of paper, 7,000 lbs of plastic, and 7,000 lbs of mixed materials. Russo Power strives to leave the smallest footprint possible on the environment, but a big one in the industry, which is why we carry battery powered products such as chainsaws, line trimmers, hedge trimmers, and blowers. Not only are these products lighter weight, but they are also powerful, quiet, and eliminate emissions.

Above all, customer satisfaction and business relationships make up our core. That is how we have been able to stay in business for over 45 years. We are a family owned business built on word of mouth. We strive for efficiency and consistency between all factions of our company whether you’re local buying an RTV in store or purchasing a small part online from out of town.

Thank you for reading our story and helping Russo Power remain one of the best power equipment dealers in the nation. We would be nothing without our customers and appreciate your business. Let Russo be your power equipment home. Drop by anytime either in-store or online!

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