Our History

Since 1982, Northeast Agri Systems has existed to serve large and small farming operations. Our history and experience in this industry give us the tools we need to advise farmers today.


Oren Heatwole and his sons, Alex and Preston, recognized the immense potential of Northeast Agri Systems and take ownership of the company. With Oren's experience as a founder of Poultry Specialties, a similar Chore-time distributor in the Shenandoah Valley, they see the company's valuable knowledge base and growth opportunities.


NEAS opens a warehouse and showroom in Kenansville, NC. The facility provides convenient access to parts and supplies as well as building and equipment support to hog producers throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.


Northeast Agri Systems opens a parts and service outlet in New Church, VA to serve poultry producers in the Southern Region of the Delmarva Peninsula. The facility provides convenient access to parts and supplies and provides equipment support to customers.


Northeast Agri Systems becomes a distributor for Alaso, a cage manufacturer located in Lakeland Florida. Northeast Agri Systems consults with Alaso to develop the Flexx system, a system for egg production that can be used as a standard cage, an enriched cage, or as a cage-free system.

Northeast Agri Systems also opens a store in Franklin, VA to serve hog producers in Virginia and North Carolina. This facility provides equipment support and stocks parts for fast repairs.


Northeast Agri Systems moves into their brand new store-office-warehouse in Laurel, Delaware. They also acquire the assets of another Pennsylvania-based company which markets turnkey hog production solutions throughout North America.


Chore-Time Equipment asks Northeast Agri Systems to add a location on the Delmarva Peninsula, where the broiler industry began. NEAS accepts the challenge and at the same time, creates a building division to construct poultry houses and offer total turnkey solutions.


Northeast Agri Systems purchases the assets of a Pennsylvania-based Chore-Time distributor and begin marketing Chore-Time’s complete product line in Pennsylvania.


Joe, Rob, and David construct a new distribution warehouse and main office in Lititz, Pennsylvania. This remains Northeast Agri Systems’ headquarters today.


In June, David Newman joins Joe and Rob and becomes the General Manager of Northeast Agri Systems.


Chore-Time Cage Systems seeks a distributor for New York and New England. At the same time, Robert Kofkoff and Joseph Fortin of Kofkoff Egg Farms are constructing a large egg production facility utilizing Chore-Time equipment. After seeing how advanced Chore-Time is, Joe and Rob accept a new Chore-Time distributorship.