• Location: Damascus, Ark.
• Owners: Matt and Kortney McMahan
• Family: Children: Karley, Kinley and Koal
History: McMahan Enterprises began in 2011 as a way to diversify the Matt and Kortney McMahan farming operation. They started they trailer dealership on their property, which has continued to grow.
“I just always liked selling livestock products,” Matt said, adding as cattle producers themselves, he and Kortney strive to provide a high-quality product to their fellow producers.
Products: McMahan Enterprises specializes in livestock trailers, offering Neckover, Wilson and Delco stock tailers, Elite show trailers and Frontier pen trailers, which are perfect for those producers who raise and/or show sheep, goats or swine. McMahan also offers flatbed and dump trailers, and Norstar truck beds.
“Our livestock trailers are our main lines,” Matt said, adding that Delco livestock trailers and Elite show trailers are their biggest sellers. “They are well-built trailers and are user friendly.”
Being cattle producers, the McMahans know what works and what doesn’t.
“We use what we sell,” Matt said. “You won’t see us pulling a trailer that we don’t sell; we won’t throw a unit out here and tell you it’s the best. Before we bring a new line on, we use it.”
Matt said McMahan Enterprises works to keep inventory on hand, ordering units a year in advance.
McMahan has also been the top livestock trailer dealer for the state of Arkansas for several years, earning Neckover Dealer of the Year accolades.
“We are always tickled to get that in the mail,” Matt said.
Financing and delivery are available for customers.
“We will deliver border to border, water to water,” Matt said. “We will even put them on a boat and ship them if that’s what we have to do.”
Future plans: Matt and Kortney want to keep McMahan Enterprises a part of the family, eventually adding additional locations.
“We are going to try and keep it a family business, and I want someone I know and trust running those other locations,” Matt said. “I’ve got a few years before that happens, but hopefully, when they (his children) get old enough, we can put them in a location.”