Mower Parts & Supply Co.

One way to describe Mower parts and Supply, would be to call it “the original” Northwest LawnMower Service.

Northwest LawnMower Service was located at 5602 Pinemont near Antoine beginning in 1972 until 2007.


It is managed by the Tankersley family, who are native Houstonians from the Heights, Garden Oaks and Oak Forest communities. All of the siblings graduated from Scarborough High School.

Northwest LawnMower Service was started by Bill and Arlene Tankersley. During the Houston “BOOM” years of the 1970s, Northwest LawnMower, next to Walker and Son Schwinn Bicyles serviced the widespread and fast growing northwest Houston communities of Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, Forest West, Inwood Forest, Candelight Oaks and Shepherd Park. They were considered to be one of the most progressive operators in the business at the time. They were one of the first shops in Houston to represent Echo, Honda and Stihl. Northwest LawnMower was a committed Toro, Lawn Boy and Snapper dealer as well.

Bill Tankersley

In 1980, they acquired the well established “Oak Forest Lawnmower and Bicycle” located at 1735 West 34th at Ella, founded in 1962. Eliminating bicycles so as not to compete with the Walkers, the shop was renamed “Power Lawn Equipment Company” and operated until 1985.


Both Northwest LawnMower and Walker Bicycles were sold in the mid 90s and continued on until around 2007.

Opening Mower Parts and Supply in October 2011, the objective is to resurrect the family business to serve as a source of income, retirement, training ground and possible future career for third generation members of the family. We want to bring a needed service back to the community and grow again during the economic growth of the years to come.


Much has changed in the world over the last 40 years and a wise man once said, “you can never do anything, AGAIN, but you can do something similar.”  At Mower parts and Supply, we are going to do our best to change with the times, yet keep the same customer focus and quality service that kept us in business before.

 

    

   

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