Roger Chambers and his crew are pictured with a tractor outfitted with a Chambers American Products (CAP) mower.
Roger Chambers and his crew are pictured with a tractor outfitted with a Chambers American Products (CAP) mower.

Roger Chambers did not necessarily envision himself designing and building some of North America’s most popular commercial mowers. In fact, he spent the first half of his professional career as a corporate pilot, flying clients across the country.

And yet, here he is. Twenty years after giving up commercial piloting for good, Chambers’ startup company — Chambers American Products (CAP) — is one of the foremost brand names when it comes to roadside mowers.

You’ll find CAP mowers in Huntsville, Whitley City and Lafollette. But you’ll also find them in Vermont, Oregon and Puerto Rico.

From his small, inconspicuous plant on Ditney Trail east of Huntsville, Chambers and his crew of 10 workers have become the U.S.’s fourth-leading manufacturer of roadside commercial mowers.

That is quite a leap from the mid ‘90s, when Chambers was just starting out and admits he had some struggles. But, he says, perseverance pays off.

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