By BLAKE AUSTYN
CONTINUING TRADITION: Jay Stout, left, and his wife Tina took over ownership of Pregler Lawn and Garden in February. Previous owner, Rick Pregler, took over the family business from his father who started the business nearly 50 years ago.
EMILY RAMSEY for GTR Newspapers
A long-time, beloved Glenpool business is changing hands, but the new owners are hoping that the change goes unnoticed. “We want to carry on the great service and traditions that customers have come to know at Pregler Lawn and Garden,” says new Owner Jay Stout.
Jay and Tina Stout bought Pregler Lawn and Garden, 13200 S. Elwood Ave., in February.
Long-time Owasso residents, the Stouts were interested in a new business venture as they transitioned into a new stage of life, Tina says, as their children moved out of the house, and Jay and Tina began looking for a business that they could work at together: a dream they have had since marrying 25 years ago.
Jay has always been the “go-to guy” for friends and family to fix anything from cars to remodels, Tina says, so doing something he loves now only makes it more rewarding.
Former owner Rick Pregler has been working with the Stouts over the past months to ensure the proper transition of the business.
Pregler’s father, Kenneth, opened Pregler Lawn and Garden at its current location in 1971.
When Pregler took over the family business, he expanded brand offerings to include Stihl, Echo, Honda power equipment, Cub Cadet, Shindaiwa, Scag and Dixie Chopper. The shop is a full-service dealership that carries handheld equipment, zero turn mowers, and equipment for commercial and residential projects, and offers full-service repairs.
“I am happy the Stouts will continue to carry on the tradition of good service and high quality products,” says Pregler.
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