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Effingham County's Shea wins agribusiness award
Chris Shea Low Country Machinery
Chris and Jessica Shea are shown with their children and parents, along with award presenter state Rep. Jon Burns, at the 2017 Effingham County Young Farmers Annual Awards Banquet. - photo by Submitted

SAVANNAH  -- On Dec. 13, Chris Shea, owner of Low Country Machinery, was named Effingham County’s Agribusinessman of the Year.

This award was presented to Shea at the 2017 Effingham County Young Farmers Annual Awards Banquet at Ebenezer Retreat Center by state Rep. Jon Burns. 


“I’m honored to have been chosen for this award, I couldn’t have done it without those who have supported me along the way. Thank you to my incredible wife, Jessica, my hardworking staff at both dealerships, my business mentors and my family, for your love and support through all of my business ventures,” said Shea. “I’m very blessed that I’m able to do what I love every day. I can’t wait to get up every morning and demonstrate equipment and close deals with my great customers.”


After working as a salesman at Low Country Machinery selling JCB equipment for 12 years, Shea invested his money wisely and decided to purchase the dealership in 2016, then stepped up from sales manager to president and CEO. Within the first year of owning the company, Shea saw an opportunity to expand and opened a Kubota dealership in Statesboro.

Shea’s background in the Future Farmers of America, agriculture, livestock and interests in tractors and heavy equipment prepared him well for this role in life and helps him form meaningful relationships with his loyal customers. 


Low Country Machinery carries three well-known brands in the industry, JCB, Kubota and Massey Ferguson, along with SCAG lawn mowers, Echo power tools, Landpride attachments and provides customers with virtually any part for any equipment, with two parts and service warehouses in Pooler and Statesboro. Learn more at