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Florida Outdoor Equipment, Inc. (FOE) is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1976 as a wholesale distributor of quality outdoor power equipment, parts and accessories. Over the years, FOE has continued to grow, now operating from a 112,000 square foot facility on five acres of land. The facility has 12,000 square feet of office space and 100,000 square feet dedicated to parts, accessories and whole good inventory. FOE has 26 employees internally and 8 outside territory managers supported by 2 product managers to serve our customers.

Keith DeShetler  Vice President of Operations

Keith DeShetler’s first start in the outdoor power equipment industry was cutting grass as a teenager to save up money for college. After high school, he worked a summer at Jacobson Manufacturing unloading steel and loading machines that produced lawnmower parts. In 1977, Keith left college and moved to Florida to help his father with Florida Outdoor Equipment, starting out in the warehouse and parts room and moving up to assistant service manager. He became an outside sales representative in 1982, calling on dealers in North Florida. A year later Keith moved to Southeast Florida where he was a Territory Manager for 14 years. In 1996 he came back to the office and into the Sales Manager position, and in 2008 he moved up to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Married and with 1 son, Keith enjoys playing golf and going to the beach with his family.


Owners

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  • Mark DeShetler
  • President
  • mdeshetler@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 319
  • Years with FOE: 40
  • Keith DeShetler
  • Vice President of Operations
  • kdeshetler@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 303
  • Years with FOE: 39
  • Beth Forrester
  • Credit Manager / Accounts Receivable
  • bforrester@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 Ext 315
  • Years with FOE: 26
  • Karyn Karapiperis
  • Advertising Manager
  • kkarapiperis@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 Ext 307
  • Years with FOE: 24