C & B Operations, LLC started with one location in 1988, in Gettysburg, SD, when Dan Cronin and Rod Burwell purchased the local John Deere dealership to support the farmers, ranchers and local community when the owner suddenly passed away. C & B has evolved to become one of the largest and most recognized John Deere dealership groups operating thirty-seven stores in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. C & B continues to build on their original commitment and honor Dan Cronin & Rod Burwell through the name, C & B, vision, and mission. Today, C & B remains family owned and led by Rod Burwell’s sons, Peter, Blake and Michael.
In 2021, C & B expanded into the Material Handling and Powersports division with eight material handling locations in Iowa, Louisiana, and Alabama and one powersports location in Okoboji, Iowa.
The Burwell and Cronin fathers started the company and grew it on the same values that continue to be honored today: honesty, ethics, and hard work.