Who We Are

B&K Power Equipment Inc.

On October 1st of 1970 I sat at my kitchen table and put together monthly statements for six customers.  Customers that my dad, Elmer Britton, had cultivated during his employment at A. W. Garlieb Implement.  Mr. Garlieb was ready to retire and with his blessing Elmer took the lessons he had learned and opened his own business in a rented building on the south side of Huntley, Illinois.  The building was pretty crude but with lots of hard work a parts department and offices were added to the shop area.


99% of the customers of B&K during the 1970’s were local farmers.  The mid to late seventies were economically good for the farm community.  They supported B&K Power and in 1978 Elmer purchased the property on Harmony Road.  A new building was erected on this property in 1980.  B&K moved to this new location in November of 1980.


The 1990’s were a decade of change.  The sleepy country roads were becoming home to commercial and residential developments.  B&K Power changed their product mix to meet the needs of the new residents of the area while still maintaining equipment, parts and service for long time customers.


Times are still changing and product mix needs to be adjusted to suit that changing landscape but please know that B&K Power Equipment will always be “ Large enough to Know, but Small enough to care”.


Thank you for visiting our web site.  www.bandkpower.com

Independent We Stand
We are very proud to be a retailer of the STIHL product line. As an independent Dealer, we can provide many services that the big box chain stores just can't match. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to help you select the equipment that meets your specific needs. We can offer fast, professional service for your STIHL equipment after the sale. Your equipment comes fully assembled and ready to use, and our staff can give you in-store safety and operating demonstrations so that you can get started on your tasks as soon as you get home.

In support of independent retail stores across that country, STIHL is a proud sponsor of Independent We Stand - a nationwide movement supporting independently owned businesses and the role they serve in local economies. You can continue to support the cause by shopping at your area's locally owned businesses, including your neighborhood independent STIHL Dealer.

We are trained to help you choose the right equipment for the job. If you have any questions about your product selection, ask us. We can help make sure that you are getting the right piece of equipment for your needs. While you’re here, be sure to ask about how you can get extra protection for your new equipment purchase with the STIHL Double Limited Warranty special. Simply purchase a six-pack of STIHL HP Ultra engine oil or six 32 ounce containers of STIHL MotoMix® Premixed Fuel with your equipment purchase and you can double your limited warranty!* Please allow a few extra minutes when picking up your STIHL Products so we may explain the proper operating and safety instructions to you, and complete your product registration. *Double limited warranty protection applies to STIHL gasoline-powered products purchased and registered for personal non-income producing, family and household purposes only. Other restrictions apply. See dealer for details.