About TEMCO H-M Parts
Company History & Statement of Purpose

Our Company was founded by Robert McCarthy in 1935 in Kansas City, MO. He began by selling bearings and magneto parts out of the trunk of his car. His customers, appreciating his large discount from OEM prices, encouraged Mr. McCarthy to add other parts from manufacturers that supplied the OEM's. As business grew Mr. McCarthy took on a partner, George Harter, to source products and do the OEM crossovers. They named the venture H-M Parts Co., for their respective last names.

In 1945, a branch was opened in Memphis, Tennessee, which was subsequently purchased by its Southern Territory Manager Bernard McCarthy, brother of Robert McCarthy. In 1963, H-M Parts, Memphis, embarked on the TEMCO Independent Dealer Program and changed the name of the Company to TEMCO H-M Parts, Co. In 1989, control of the Company passed to Harry & Nancy Waggoner. Harry Waggoner, who managed the Memphis operation since 1974, is the son-in-law of Robert McCarthy.

As we celebrate 75 years in business, it is our intent to continue as a privately owned and operated family business. Bob Waggoner, President, and all the employees of TEMCO H-M Parts Co., are dedicated to understanding the needs and challenges of our customers as fellow small business owners. We endeavor to look upon each of our customers as though he were our only customer.

With your support, we look forward to continued success. Should you ever have a question about our Company, please give us a call. We would enjoy talking to you.

Product Line

TEMCO H-M Parts Co. offers a wide range of quality products for farm and industrial applications. We source our products from many of the same sources supplying the Original Equipment Manufacturers. We strive to offer high quality products at fair prices. Please browse through our on line catalog to sample the wide variety of products we offer.


Our office and warehouse, located in Memphis, TN, are open Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 5:00 CT. Our fax and on-line ordering systems are available at all times. Our phones are manned by friendly/knowledgeable people (no voice mail allowed). Orders are picked up by UPS, FEDEX, and various truck lines each day. Rush orders can be placed as late as 4:30 for same day shipment. Our technical service and special order desk are available for those hard to find parts. Please give us a call the next time you need that odd-ball part.


We offer preseason programs as well as monthly specials which all help increase our dealer's profitability.