General Power Equipment has exited the distribution business.  Effective October 1, 2019, Echo, Shindaiwa and BearCat equipment is now distributed by Golden Eagle Distributing Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Echo Inc.  Your Echo, Shindaiwa, and BearCat Territory Manager has been retained by Golden Eagle Dist. This allows you to direct your inquiries and orders to your territory manager, or you may contact Golden Eagle Dist. at  or call 1-800-723-9993.  

Territory Manager

Sales Region

Cell Phone Number

Email Address

Rick Heagy

WV and southwest PA


Steve File

Northern OH


Chris Rowlands

Eastern OH, northwest PA and western NY


Kevin Wendland

Eastern MI


Keith Helms

Southern OH


How will this affect my business relationship with the brands I purchase from GPE?

  • Beginning October 1st all Echo, Shindaiwa, and BearCat products, accessories and parts will come directly from Echo.
  • All WorldLawn, Generac and MTD (TroyBilt and Columbia) products, accessories and parts are readily available from Gardner.
  • All other brands currently distributed by General Power Equipment are still under review, to determine possible distribution via Gardner. 
  • For all inquiries and to place orders for any of these items, now distributed by Gardner, please call Cynthia Gorman at 1-800-521-6535 x3536.

What happens to my open account balance? 

  • After September 30th, any open account balances remain under the terms of the original sale
  • You will owe General Power for any remaining balances
  • You will continue to receive statements pertaining to any balance on your account

How can I make payments on my account?

  • Questions about making your payments?  Call corporate credit at 1-877-531-2827