Don Hardy

May 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Where Are They Now?

In 1980 Hardy began doing efficiency work on irrigation engines. Since that time his business, Don Hardy Fuel Efficient Engines, has continued to grow. Through this company they have developed generators to run on bio-gas and have shipped those units all over the world.
Hardy still enjoys working and tackling any project that presents a challenge. He has been blessed by having the opportunity to make a living doing what he enjoys.

In 2008 Don Hardy was named the Employer of the Year. Hardy has been in business for more than 40 years. He has won multiple awards and has been inducted into two Hall of Fames over the past 43 years. Don’s company consists of ten employees. One of which, Shana Guthrie, wrote the nomination. She shared of times that Hardy worried over her family when there was sickness in her home and the allowances he made to allow her to attend school functions.
“He has employees that have been with him for 4 years to almost 40 years.”

In presenting the award, Tom Farris said, “Don takes care of everything from setting the motors, delivering the motors to Kansas and Nebraska, shipping generators to California for the wind farms and the Philippines to produce electricity for the towns that have never had electricity and troubleshooting over the phone when he isn’t in the field setting a motor up.

“Don has figured out how to save farmers money all across the United States by developing a natural gas conversion kit to help them run their business more efficiently.

“Don has always brought in revenue to Floydada from people coming to pick up things from race cars to irrigation motors and parts.”
Don Hardy continues to take pleasure in improving and modifying engines, vehicle and irrigation, and car collecting. He also enjoys Drag Races, NASCAR, NBA, car shows, anything his grandchildren participate in and celebrating the holidays with his family.
He and his wife, Carolyn, live in Floydada, TX and have three children, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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