Harold Meade

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Harold Meade was born in Troy Center, Wisconsin back in 1879. After graduation from the Milwaukee Business College he worked as a grain merchant. His business thrived where he would continue to work until his death in 1962.

It was when he partnered with a guy name Stephen that his other business took off and still remains in operation to this day. in 1908, they started a business with the growing automobile industry where the company settled on automotive components and internal combustion engines.

While you may not know Harold Meade Stratton and Stephen Foster Briggs, surely, you’ve heard of the engines they perfected over the years Briggs & Stratton. They are the leading manufacturer of small internal combustion engines used in lawn care. Until tomorrow smile, it will make people wonder what you’ve been up to.  

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray everyone with a lawn knows the name Briggs and Stratton.... and for their top quality, I'm always thankful...

Aug 16, 2018 03:55 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. The grass cutters best friend! Enjoy your day!

Aug 16, 2018 04:34 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I must say I have onwed many of their engines in my lifetime.

Aug 16, 2018 04:56 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Now someone has to perfect it even further with self-tuning engines!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 16, 2018 05:05 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Theie engines were also used in go carts and I had one of those as a kid.

Aug 16, 2018 05:10 AM #5
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning James Dray 

Briggs & Stratton are the premier manufacturers or small and commercial lawn mower engines AND they make go-cart racing engines

Aug 16, 2018 05:11 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. i had heard of Briggs and Stratton but had no idea why.

Aug 16, 2018 06:50 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Yes, I have heard of this company and it is good to hear the back story of how it began.

Aug 16, 2018 07:24 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James-I asked Larry if he'd heard of Briggs & Stratton and he knew right away. 

Aug 16, 2018 09:30 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Can't say I have heard of them until you shared their story.  I know how to start an engine...LOL A

Aug 16, 2018 11:23 AM #10
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, 

I love to hear about stories where the companies have continued to survive. That really tells the tale. 

Aug 16, 2018 03:35 PM #11
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James, in all fairness the last time I cut grass was when I was living under my father's roof... since then I had Gardeners so sorry I had no idea about these two guys:)Endre

Aug 16, 2018 11:36 PM #12
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi James Dray ,
It is always interesting to hear the backstory of the great companies built in America.

Aug 17, 2018 10:58 AM #13
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, I may not be up on certain machinery kind of  stuff, however, I have heard of Briggs and Stratton.

Aug 18, 2018 08:18 PM #14
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

Briggs & Stratton I think of lawnmowers. what a great invention.

Aug 19, 2018 05:06 AM #15
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