About Us



Rochester Location

Family owned and operated, MTE Turf Equipment Solutions is a leading supplier of commercial grounds maintenance equipment in the Northeast. We take great pride in pushing the limits of what great service really means. MTE specializes in both natural and artificial turf care as well as snow removal products. MTE services the Upstate New York and New England regions with four locations in Rochester, Albany, Southern New Hampshire, and Connecticut. MTE is a proud supplier of Jacobsen, Ventrac, Mahindra, Gravely, Smithco, Turfco, and many other specialty products.

As the exclusive Jacobsen dealer for Upstate New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, and the #1 Ventrac dealer in the USA, we offer reliable products, parts, and service for all of your commercial turf equipment needs. We work with many of the finest golf courses and professional contractors throughout the Northeast and back up every purchase with professional, factory-trained service technicians and a complete line of original manufacturer parts and accessories.

In addition to our 4 full-service locations, MTE has 14 on-the-road sales representatives located throughout our footprint, all equipped with heavy duty trucks and trailers ready to help you get the job done, no matter what challenges that job may include. We also offer a satellite service location just outside of Burlington, Vermont, operated by MTE's partner and sales representative Howard Whitcomb, as well as a satellite service van fully stocked with parts based in Taunton, Massachusetts.

At MTE we have only one focus, satisfying our customers and their equipment needs.

Our award-winning parts department stocks, or has direct access to, over 100,000 OEM parts to keep your machines running. We staff all of our service locations with certified technicians, ready to fix your equipment in house, or on site at your location! We also offer satellite service options in Burlington, Vermont and Eastern Massachusetts. Both of which keep service parts on hand to be there when you need them.

In 2015, MTE was honored to receive the Global Dealer of the Year award from Jacobsen, in addition to other awards recognizing our service to the turf market. We pride ourselves on the quality of our employees and our customer relationships. Our goal is to help our customers enjoy the finest in turf equipment with the lowest total cost of ownership possible.

Under new management since February of 2010, MTE is the successor to the former S.V. Moffett Co., Inc. As a Jacobsen dealer since 1965, MTE Turf Equipment Solutions has long been known in the golf and municipal marketplace. We have since added several exciting product lines such as Mahindra, Ventrac, Gravely, and Ariens to better meet the needs of all of our customers. We offer a complete line of products on the New York, Pennslyvania and Massachusetts State contracts for eligible municipal customers.

Company President Thomas Houseknecht purchased the business assets of the S.V. Moffett Company in February of 2010. As a family-owned enterprise, Tom was pleased to welcome his son Craig as Vice President of Operations in 2014. Along with Ben Mancuso as the Vice President of Sales, they have renewed the company's focus on customer service. MTE and the Houseknecht family pledge to build a tradition of customer service, and we look forward to working with all of the finest professionals in the turf industry. Please call us any time, and we will happily assist you in any way possible.

Tom Houseknecht, President, 585-334-0100 EXT. 1123

Craig Houseknecht, VP of Operations, 585-334-0100 EXT. 1412

Ben Mancuso, VP of Sales, 585-334-0100 EXT. 1128