About Us

Our History
Clarence L. Boyd started his business in 1913 in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

1905 

Clarence L. Boyd bought a hardware store in McLeansboro, IL one year after graduating high school. He visited Oklahoma for the first time in 1910 with his brothers Charles and Albert.  Clarence and his brothers worked for Galion Iron Works when they arrived in Oklahoma. 

 

1913

Clarence Boyd moved his family to Enid, OK and formed The Clarence L. Boyd Company.   Boyd’s Enid store provided office space and a shipping point to receive Galion shipments.

 

1920

Clarence Boyd moved his operation from Enid to Guthrie, OK.  Oklahoma was exploding with road building activity, so Clarence and his brothers started selling a line of horse-drawn graders, tumble-bug scrapers and horse hitches to the pioneer road builders.

 

1933 

The Clarence L. Boyd Company became the International Harvest Dealer for the western half of Oklahoma. 

 

1935

Frank Crews joined the company, marking the start of the Crews family lineage with The Clarence L. Boyd Company.  Frank served as Boyd’s President from 1946-1962. 

 

1939

Earl Crews joined the company and started a career that would span the next 40 years.  Earl served as Boyd’s President from 1972-1979. 

 

1941 

CL Boyd purchased Lewis Brothers, giving them statewide International Harvester distribution rights. CL Boyd represented IH in Oklahoma for 43 years.

 

1948

CL Boyd relocated the company’s headquarters from Guthrie to Oklahoma City.

 

1952 – Photo (TulsaEastAdmiral)

CL Boyd’s Tulsa operation relocated to a new facility.  Boyd stayed in this facility until it closed the Tulsa location in 1984.

 

1970       

Robert Crews, Earl’s son, joined the company. Robert became Vice President of Boyd in 1979 and has been Boyd’s President and Chairman of the Board since December 31, 1982.

 

1983 

Robert Crews led the development and organization of Undercarriage Specialists, Inc. (USI).  USI is an aftermarket parts company that provides aftermarket parts for all-makes of equipment. 

 

1984 

Robert Crews, elected President and Chairman of the Board the previous year, led the company to a new era by accepting Deere’s offer to represent their construction equipment in 30 central western Oklahoma counties.  The company, needing more facilities capacity, moved into its current location at 4220 W. Reno Avenue.

 

1989

CL Boyd expanded retail opportunities by adding a full service branch in Lawton.

 

1991 

Jim Meisner, with 20 years experience in Cat dealerships, joined the Boyd team. Jim became a minority owner in 1993 and currently serves as the company’s Executive Vice President.

 

2008

CL Boyd further expanded its presence in southern Oklahoma by launching a third location in Ardmore. 

 

2013

Today, CL Boyd Company is the John Deere Construction and Forestry equipment dealer for 30 counties in Oklahoma. CL Boyd also proudly represents Dynapac compaction equipment, JLG telehandlers, and Harlo forklifts. Our employees and their families happily celebrated CL Boyd’s 100 year anniversary in June.

Localización

Location
4220 West Reno
P.C.: 73107
OK
Tel: (800) OKC-BOYD or (405) 942-8000
Fax: (405) 945-8569
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday
7:00 AM to
6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM to
12:00 NOON