By Luke Humphrey |
Through a combination of hard work, daily prayer and dream chasing, Logan Foshee (’19) is now the proud owner of Foshee Equipment Co., an outdoor equipment store in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. He began the process of starting his own business in March 2020, immediately facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Foshee persevered and achieved his goal one year later.
Foshee was raised on a poultry and cattle farm in Kirby, Arkansas, where he operated farm equipment most of his life. He interned at a farm equipment dealership one summer while at Harding, and he eventually worked there full time after graduating. Advancing through sales and management, he enjoyed his experience there, but God had bigger plans. A nearby dealership announced its closure, and without hesitation, Foshee called the owners and began the process of buying the business. He said the year that followed was agonizing as they filled out paperwork, loan information, contracts and many other legal documents. He prayed daily for God’s will to be done, no matter the outcome. Foshee closed the deal March 5, 2021, and his business has been successful.
During its first year, Foshee Equipment Co. overcame many obstacles caused by the pandemic. The company continues to navigate nationwide shortages of equipment and parts. Foshee said he, his family and his employees often take long road trips to track down the items their customers request. His work ethic sets his company apart as one that goes above and beyond for its customers.
Foshee’s education at Harding prepared him for owning a business through challenging coursework and inspiring professors. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management, and one class that stuck with him was Negotiations with Dr. Mark Davis. “That class taught me that everything, excluding faith, is negotiable,” Foshee said. “The skills learned that semester have proved to be of immeasurable value, along with so many of the other courses that I took.”
Utilizing his education and experience owning a business, Foshee said he would love to expand to another location when the time is right to broaden his reach and market. At the moment, he is content where God put him. “I am amazed every day at how God has blessed me with this business and this opportunity,” he said. “I don’t ever want to take that blessing for granted.”