Family Owned and Operated Since 1957
B&T MacFarlane was founded in 1957 by R.B. (Bruce) MacFarlane on the principle of always providing exceptional products and service to our valued Ottawa customers. Originally located on Bruce’s 200-acre farm on Capalino Drive in the Township of Nepean, B&T MacFarlane started under the name “MacFarlane Farm Supplies” as a Massey Harris dealership, selling and servicing MF AG and MF light industrial equipment. R.B’s (Bruce) son Terry began working at the family business at an early age after school and on weekends – a part-time job that would become a lifetime passion.
In 1972, the company needed to expand its facilities, so it moved down Merivale Road to our current location at 45 Slack Road. It was at this time that we changed our name to B&T MacFarlane Ottawa Limited. At the same time as our expansion and name change, B&T MacFarlane also began selling the Kubota tractor, which has since become our largest business line. We are very proud to say that we are one of the original Canadian dealers of Kubota products.
As the City of Ottawa expanded and grew around us, B&T MacFarlane changed from pursuing the agricultural market to concentrating more on construction and landscaping equipment. During this transition through the 70s and 80s, B&T MacFarlane also worked with the CIDA and other government agencies, exporting MF tractors all over the world.
Three Generations of Exceptional Service
In 1987, Terry officially took over the business from his father, R.B (Bruce). Continuing in the MacFarlane family business were Terry’s sons Bruce and Chris who started at different times in the 1980s. Bruce started part-time in 1982 at age 15. He then started working full-time with the company in 1990 after completing a degree in Economics from Carleton University. Chris started full-time in 1987, and currently works in our sales and service department.
B&T MacFarlane currently employs more than twenty-five people, some of whom have been with the company for 25 years. We are also proud members of Landscape Ontario, CNLA, CLAEO, NCHCA and CEEDA.
Honest and Reliable Service, Every Time
At B&T MacFarlane, we take pride in always going above and beyond the call of duty for our customers. Whether you’re in the market for new commercial equipment, accessories, parts or need maintenance and repairs, the expert bilingual staff at B&T MacFarlane is always there to provide fast and reliable service.
Our staff loves what they do and has decades of experience providing great customer service. And with the largest showroom of top quality commercial equipment in Ottawa, you know you’re getting the best service and products the market has to offer.