It was 1942 and Joe Medinger Sr. needed a Gravely tractor to tend to his World War II ‘Victory Garden”. The waiting list to receive one at this time was nine or ten months. He decided the most efficient way to get one was to become a tracto...r dealer, and the business has been growing strong ever since. In 1942 there were no Gravely dealers in Wisconsin. J.H. Medinger Co. was allotted three Gravely tractors a month. Advertising was not necessary as the three tractors were always sold right away.Today, Medinger’s business is about half sales and half service. Many customers were once kids who came in to get parts with their dad years ago. Now they’re grown men, looking for the most powerful lawn mowers and snow blowers on the market. J.H. Medinger Co., Inc. is located in West Allis, Wisconsin.