Scotty’s Lawn Equipment Brings a Small Town Together

Scotty’s Lawn Equipment Brings a Small Town Together

A small town of roughly 1,500 people, Haubstadt, Indiana, bills itself as a “shining example of how towns are supposed to work.” The town proudly boasts a strong tradition of “neighbors helping neighbors,” giving it the close-knit community feel that America’s small towns are known for. Haubstadt’s community togetherness is evident in the work of small businesses like Scotty’s Lawn Equipment, which has served the community for more than 50 years.

“It’s our community. We live here. Our friends, family and our employees also live here,” says Rick Knapp, owner of Scotty’s Lawn Equipment. “Giving back to those who have supported us for more than 50 years as loyal customers is so important.”

Scottys TeamScotty’s Lawn Equipment has been locally owned and operated since 1965. Over the years, Scotty’s Lawn Equipment has served customers not just in Haubstadt, but also throughout the entire tri-state area of Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. In 2016, Scotty’s Lawn Equipment received a Readers’ Choice Award for the “Best Place to Buy Outdoor Power Equipment” from the local Evansville Courier & Press. The STIHL equipment dealer was the only locally owned business to win in its category, making it a standout in the community.

The team at Scotty’s Lawn Equipment has earned that standout status. The local business supports nearby churches, school groups and Little League organizations, including Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Gibson County Youth Theater, Haubstadt Little League, Evansville East Youth Baseball and Fort Branch Little League, to name just a few. As a business rooted in the community’s history, Scotty’s Lawn Equipment also supports an important annual tradition, Haubstadt’s Laufenfest.

For more than 20 years, Laufenfest has celebrated the small town’s German heritage. Each year, Laufenfest brings a festive 5k walk/run to the town’s Sommerfest celebration, which correlates with the German holiday celebrating the summer solstice. Year after year, Laufenfest and Sommerfest see the support of many local businesses, including Scotty’s Lawn Equipment.

More than a retailer, Scotty’s Lawn Equipment remains a partner for the Haubstadt community. The award-winning local business supports beloved local institutions like Little League teams and churches, as well as fun local traditions like the annual Laufenfest race. For more information about Scotty’s Lawn Equipment, visit

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