Caldwell Outdoor Equipment on the Fox 2 News morning show.

Founded in 2008, Caldwell Outdoor Equipment has quickly grown to be one the largest and most reputable outdoor equipment dealers in the Midwest. And that’s not by accident... We believe in treating every customer as if they’re family.

In 9 short years, we’re proud to say that we are the largest Hustler mower dealer in Missouri and of all 1500 Hustler dealers nationwide, we’re in the Top 10!

With a 2 story, state-of-the-art facility, a full-service mechanic shop, a brand-new 4000 sq. ft. warehouse, and a new 3500+ sq. ft. building in the works, we are a rapidly growing and forward-thinking company.

We’re not just in the outdoor equipment business - we’re in the business of helping people!  Everyone at Caldwell has a passion for people, solving their problems, and making their lives better. We believe in what we do and it shows!

Due to our rapid growth, we’re always looking for passionate, driven, and friendly people to join the Caldwell team! 
If this description fits you, please visit our Employment Opportunities page.

Justin Caldwell - Owner

Justin has been in the commercial lawn care business since 1996.  Because of his many years of experience as a consumer in the industry, he understands what it takes to excel in equipment sales and service.

Daniel Cullum - General Manager

Daniel has been involved in residential lawn care & landscaping since 1985.  He has experience with tractors and all types of mowing equipment.  Having owned his own landscaping company, Daniel knows how to succeed in the outdoor equipment business. 

Matt Finkes - Service Manager

Working his way from the ground up in both our lawncare and equipment companies, Matt has gained a vast knowledge of the industry along the way. He understands what it takes to stay relevant in the growing outdoor power equipment industry, and pushes himself and his department to stay on top of all the latest training and certifications.

Brian Rhodes - Lead Mechanic

Brian has earned a reputation for being one of the area’s best in the business. During his 20+ years in the small engine repair industry, Brian has had factory training on most every popular brand of lawn equipment.

Here’s what people are saying...

"Thank you for helping us out with that and also selling to us at a great price! I also bought a weed trimmer and blower with a few accessories. Matt did a killer job taking care of me and directing me with my purchases. You guys have done a fantastic job training your staff to be friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and thorough. He brought my blower and trimmer back to the garage, filled with gas, adjusted the carburetor, and then showed me how to start them and loaded them into my van. Definitely had some 5 star service going on! Great job!"

Ron J.

I just wanted to take a minute to say thanks to the guys at Caldwell Outdoor Equipment in Desoto MO. They went out of there way to help me yesterday.  It is not often that you can go into a business these days and have everyone willing to work with you the way they did. They are the type of guys that will really actually shack your hand with a real hand shake and want your business and stick with a deal. Last week I was at another dealer that I made a deal with on the phone and after driving there they raised the price. I am not someone that gets on the computer and gives my 2 cents, but these guys went out of there way.  I bought a new Ferris 3200 haven't had the chance to use it yet but after doing all the research It was my pick.  Thanks guys, Ernie


I have been a customer of Caldwell Outdoor Equipment for several years, and have bought equipment from them, as well as utilized their lawn care and snow removal services. I've always been impressed with the owner's knowledge and kindness. When you walk in the door, you get a feeling of professionalism, and the team there handle are friendly and knowledgable. On one occasion, I had a concern about some landscape drain piping that had been disturbed by the lawn care team. When I called to mention it, the company offered to come promptly and rectify the situation. That's the kind of quality I like and find at Caldwell.

Frank B.

"They did an overhaul on our mower to help us out. I appreciate not being pushed into buying new things until we really need it. I trust the people working there and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."

Cindy G.

"Well I just bought a Huslter Raptor SD, 54 inch. I could not be happier. I researched and read a lot of reviews and talked to folks about zero turn mowers and Hustler came out on top. Had a great purchasing experince with Daniel Cullum as my salesman.”

Bill L.

“Great Service, very nice salesman, was courteous and knowledgeable, they clearly know what they are talking about and even do repairs.”

John S.

"My family has bought lawn equipment two different times from caldwell outdoor equipment and we were very happy both times. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. We will go back for any of our lawn care needs. We highly recommend caldwell outdoor equipment."

Sara A.

"Great guys. Gave me good information and stayed late to help me load. Definitely recommend"

"Fast and friendly! Answered all of our questions and got us home and mowing the same day."

"Excellent service during the sale. Great mower. Buy local."

"Gave me a great deal on a used mower. Was even better than they said it was. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone in the market for used equipment."


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