Meet Our Team
The famous Scott Goff is the founder of Goff's Equipment Service inc., which he started in Bakersville CT back in 1982. His hard work, dedication and passion for the industry eventually led him and his family to where they are today. Scott has had over 40 years of experience in the Construction and Power Equipment industry holding a variety of positions including sales and mechanical work. Along with the vast amount of knowledge he has with different brands and types of equipment Scott is also STIHL Gold certified, which is the highest level of STIHL training one can receive by traveling down to the largest plant in the U.S., located in Virginia Beach, and taking on a weeks worth of product and repair training. Since the company has grown and now has full time techs., parts advisers, and sales reps. that are overseen by his son Tim, Scott helps out where ever he can. The great deal of knowledge and experience he has with a variety of machinery and equipment always comes in handy when a customer is in need of assistance or advice. In his free time, Scott enjoys restoring antique cars and tractors and raising beef cattle. He lives in Bakersville with his wife Linda and their two Rat Terriers, Grace and Jake.
Tim started Goff’s Equipment with his parents in September of 2007 and has been working within the company ever since. Tim grew up with an interest in farm and power equipment, purchasing and restoring his first antique tractor (an Oliver Row Crop 60) at 9 years old. Tim worked many different jobs growing up in New Hartford, CT while spending time earning his Eagle Scout badge in 2002. After attending Central Connecticut State University for Criminal Justice, Tim joined his parents starting Goff’s Equipment Service on Migeon Ave in Torrington, starting off as a salesman and working his way up to the General Manager position in 2014. Since taking over as General Manager, Tim has seen the company thru 4+ years of consecutive growth, building a team that is second to none and introducing advertising campaigns that have changed the way the farm & power equipment industry does business in Litchfield County. Tim takes pride in hard work and his business, ensuring that Goff’s Equipment will be here to serve our fantastic customers for many more years to come. When Tim isn’t hard at work he enjoys spending time with his family, working around his house and tinkering on one of his many garage projects. Tim also enjoys volunteering his time for his community, currently serving as Chairman of the New Hartford Board of Education. Tim lives in New Hartford with his wife, Anna and their two children.
Linda is in charge of the day to day finances for the company. Before starting Goff’s up in 2007, Linda held many different positions within the community. Elected to 4 terms in the Town of New Hartford as Treasurer, helped with the finances here at Goff’s Eq. She also served as the Fire Tax collected in New Hartford for many years. She also has held different positions in the local schools and met many of our customers while working for a local doctor office. Scott and Linda began Goff’s Equipment in Bakersville, CT from 1982 to 1986 at which time they moved and life took them in different directions, until 2007 when this opportunity presented itself to them. Outside of work Linda loves to spend time with her grandchildren and driving her red VW Bug.
Grace, Jake and Lea have been with Goff's Equipment Service since the very beginning carrying out the role of "Goodwill Ambassadors". They hold a variety of responsibilities including greeting customers, security duty and keeping an eye on Justin and Pete. During their free time a way from the job Grace enjoys laying in the sun while Jake likes to play fetch with customers and Lea at times will bark at doors.
Justin began as a sales representative in 2014, but has 20 years of experience in the field along with another 8 years in manufacturing and retail. He received a Bachelor's degree in Business with a concentration in Sales from Central Connecticut University and is STIHL Bronze certified and successfully completed Mahindra University. His enthusiastic attitude and great sense of humor gives customers a fun shopping experience from a sales rep. they will never forget! When Justin is not at the store, he enjoys working on his '77 Corvette and spending time with his wife and two year old daughter. Keep an out for him in the Goff's Equipment truck visiting customers all over the state of CT!
Pete has been apart of the Goff's family since 2016 years after receiving a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. He is STIHL Bronze Certified and has had a great deal of experience working in the landscape industry, allowing him to provide the proper knowledge and guidance on different equipment to both homeowners and professionals. His organization and marketing skills allows Pete to reach a wide customer base through his social media and online ads. Pete lives in Torrington with his dog Skip and Cat Handsome Dan. In his free time Pete enjoys going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.
Mike is our veteran technician here at Goff's and has been working with us since 2010! During this time he has not only become a master with servicing and repairing all the brands offered by us, but has also received a wide array of certifications and training including STIHL Gold, Winco Generators, Kawasaki, Briggs and Stratton, Boss Snow Plow, and many more. If you look at the wall outside of Scott's office you will notice his name is on almost every certificate! Mike's experience and flexibility with working on different types of products and brands makes him a key component to the team here at Goff's.
Cole started working with us part time back when he was in high school attending Wamogo as a member of the Ag program and Tractor Restoration Team. After graduating he instantly became a full time tech., repairing and servicing lawn mowers, zero turn mowers, snow blowers and other small engine related equipment. Just this past year he has become our Boss Plow installation tech. as well. Although he has a lot on his plate at a young age, his has proven to put out quality work at an efficient rate. Over the last three years with Goff's Cole has become certified by Boss Plow, Kawasaki Engines and received the STIHL Silver certification. Cole lives in Torrington and enjoys snowmobiling, restoring garden tractors, and working on his cherished Chevy truck.
Brent started with Goff's Equipment Service Inc. right out of high school in 2017 where he attended Oliver Wolcott Technical School and received training in automotive and diesel mechanics. During his year and half working at Goff's he took on the role of tractor tech. where he performs routine services and repairs on all types of machines and brands. There is no project too big or too small for Brent, so you can be sure that your machine will be repaired or serviced in an efficient and orderly manner. Brent lives in Winsted with his family and enjoys working on his truck and spending time with his girlfriend.
Mark has been working with Goff's since 2012 as the equipment assembly and prep technician. Everything we sell arrives at the stores in boxes or crates that Mark needs to un-package and then put together for resale. This includes adding the proper fluids and adjusting any components that may require further attention. At the big box stores the customer is responsible for assembling the equipment they purchase which can be an issue if they are not familiar with certain tools or instructions. At Goff's we eliminate that problem by having Mark do all the assembly for you. He is also responsible for prepping any tractors that are sold which includes checking fluids, greasing all grease points, lubricating and adjusting levers, and finally waxing the entire machine so it looks perfect when it arrives at your home. His attention to detail and passion for his work ensures that all sold equipment is 100% ready for operation so the customer can enjoy their new purchase once it arrives. Mark lives in Litchfield and enjoys snowmobiling and watching UCONN women's basketball.
Jerry began working for Goff's back in 2017, but has been working in the power equipment industry for over 20 years! His experience with a wide array of different machines and brands gives him the ability to locate exactly what the customer needs and work with our technicians to assure your machine is repaired at the most efficient rate possible! The amount of work and parts orders coming in and out of our shop can be overwhelming, but Jerry does a great job at keeping up with everything and making sure customers are receiving their products in a timely manner. Next time you need parts or service be sure to call and ask for Jerry, he will be more than happy to assist you!
Jay started with Goff's in October of 2018, but has 10 years of experience in the automotive field and 11 years in retail. He assists customers with looking up parts for a variety of brands and machines sold by Goff's but is also responsible for ordering and checking in parts as well. He also oversee's any parts that may be needed for repair work on customer machines. His attention to detail and great attitude makes him a pleasure to work with. Even though Jay has only been with us for a few months, we already notice how valuable he is to our team and look forward to his future with the company. Jay enjoys hiking, fishing, wood working and working on trucks. He lives in Torrington with his fiance Ashley.
Gary has been working part time as our truck driver. He is solely responsible for any new equipment that needs to be delivered or picking up/delivering any customer equipment that needed repair work or servicing. You will most likely see him all over Litchfield County in our new rollback truck or lift gate truck carrying tractors, zero turn mowers, snow blowers and other types of equipment. Gary is very personable with customers and an overall great person to have around. When he isn't delivering equipment Gary enjoys spending time with his family.