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Generac GP5500

generac gp5500

The Generac GP5500 is a great back-up generator. It provides 6,875 watts surge and 5,500 running.

Generac iX2000

generac ix2000

The Generac iX2000 is one of the best inverter generators on the market with 2,200 watts surge and 2,000 running.

Generac XG8000e

generac xg8000e

The Generac XG8000e is a powerful portable generator that provides 10,000 watts surge and 8,000 watts running.

Generac 6437 11kW

generac 6437

11,000 rated watts and this model is UL, CUL and EPA Compliant, Comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

Generac 6729 20kW

generac 6729

20,000 watts, Runs on Liquid Propane and Natural Gas, Generac OHVI EngineTrue Power Technology, Quiet-Test Mode.

Generac 6551 22kW

Generac 22kw generator

22,000 standby generator. Runs on liquid propane (LP) and natural gas. Requires professional installation.

Generac generator brand headquarters

Generac Brand History

Founded in 1959, the company soon began producing portable generators for Sears, Roebuck and Co. under the Craftsman brand.

During the 1970s, Generac expanded its offerings in the portable and recreational vehicle markets, and in the 1980s the company entered the commercial and industrial markets with its backup power generation systems. In 1989, Generac introduced the first gaseous-fueled automatic home standby system.

In 1998, Generac sold its portable products division to the Beacon group, a private equity firm, who later sold it to Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Upon expiration of a non-compete agreement related to the sale in 2007, Generac re-entered the portable generator market in 2008.

In late 2006, Generac was purchased by CCMP Capital of New York. In 2009 CCMP took a write-off, described as a non-cash goodwill and trade name impairment charge, of $583.5 million against their purchase of Generac. Aaron Jagdfeld was appointed president and chief executive officer in September, 2008 and is the current CEO.