Our History – Over 33 Years of Service
Craig Sagon’s Passion For Restoring The Life Back Into Equipment Began When He Was Just A Boy.
As a kid, he bought old bicycles, lawn mowers, and go carts, brought them back to life then sold them. He started his young salesman journey through placing ads in the little Atlanta advertising book, where people then contacted him to buy whatever he was selling at the time.
On top of his young entrepreneur skills, at 19 Craig took on the role of running his father’s shop at Sagon Motorhomes. He knew from the beginning of managing the shop that he did not want to become a motorhome salesman, so he decided to rent a bay from his uncle to start selling big trucks on his own. After 3 years, he decided he wanted to expand his sales by starting his own business at the age of 22, the birth of Sagon Trucks & Equipment began with a small loan from his super supporting father.
The Year Was 1989, And Craig Was An Eager 22 Year Old With The American Dream Of Starting His Own Business.
He applied for a business license and a dealer’s license with the help of his eldest brother. Craig recalls that he worked 7 days a week, barely taking any money home. He sold old beat up dump trucks and road tractors that he restored. He searched for old treasures that he could fix at county sales and bought trucks that most times didn’t even run.
A memory that really stands out is the time he went to one sale that had 15 dump trucks that didn’t even run; some of the trucks didn’t even have rear ends or transmissions. Craig approached the auctioneer and asked if he could work on the trucks there then drive them home once they would run, he said the auctioneer looked at him, laughed, then said, “if you can get these old trucks running, you can work here as long as you want, but good luck to you!”