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Meet horse drawn vehicle builder John Lemon and his precious wife Susan. John has been operating his business since 1972, with a background since 1961, producing only the finest quality custom hand built vehicles, with a large offering of styles and options. These vehicles are not assembly-line products; each is meticulously and uniquely crafted using only highest grade materials and components, engineered and assembled with utmost precision. Each finished vehicle is elegantly beautiful and extremely durable, providing a smooth, comfortably balanced ride and ease of operation. John is a designer/manufacturer who has actually driven these vehicle designs. He must feel completely satisfied not only with the overall appearance, but complete balance/operation of any design.
John knows how to do this. He takes great pride in his work and expertise. His name does not go onto inferior products, where corners have been cut to lower prices and increase sales.
In his lifetime, John has seen a lot of businesses come and go. Consumers catch on quickly when they have purchased the cheaper inferior quality vehicles. With a background in carriage construction of 43 years, and actually driving them, he has noted terrible construction designs, inferior workmanship, and poor finish work. By contrast, his business has survived due to his integrity. The old saying, "You get what you paid for," and sometimes less, definitely applies in this business. John stands behind his products 100 percent: Full warranty covers parts, materials, and labor for one year, material construction for three years.
This web page was created to inform the prospective customer as to who John is, how he has operated his business all these years and beyond, and also to alert the consumer that there are inferior manufacturers out there who will sacrifice their quality to make a sale, and eventually go out of business. There are some manufacturers advertising falsely and deceptively. John strongly suggests that if you intend to purchase a horse drawn vehicle, do your research, ask questions, and take a knowledgeable friend with you when making your purchase.
John and his business have carried on a historical tradition of "American made, a tradition of excellence." This pride in accomplishment as a carriage builder will survive another century beyond his passing; the longevity of his vehicles will stand as testimony.
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