Introducing George Willer

George came aboard as Parts Manager for our Orland Park dealership in November. His tenure in the parts business spans over thirty years with managerial and sales positions in both the automotive and truck industries. Additionally, his family operated a small farm where he became familiar working with tractors and production equipment. George is well versed in having the right inventory on hand and understands the sense of urgency required to meet pressing demands.

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Meet the Martins: Melanie Evans, Rental Coordinator

Melanie Evans with her daughter Paisley

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better.  It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our rental department and meet Melanie Evans.

If you’ve ever visited our South Elgin dealership, chances are Melanie is the first person you encountered. Her infectious demeanor and love of customers is why you’ll find her front and center. Continue reading

Here’s our advice to you, Ed Martin; Take some time to enjoy your retirement!

When you grow up in a farm family with ten siblings, you learn rather quickly how to become highly resourceful. Whether that means putting in sweat equity out in the fields or competing for your fair share at the dinner table. If the farm tractor breaks down, you get a quick course in Mechanics 101. So when Ed Martin first stepped foot into Martin Implement some 40 years ago, a year removed from high school, his learning curve towards becoming a seasoned equipment mechanic was more truncated than most peers his age. Continue reading

Please Welcome Dan Tippett to our Service Team!

Dan came aboard at our Orland Park location in June and replaced Ed Martin as Service Manager, who retired on July 7th. Dan began his career working for his father’s landscaping and excavation businesses as a Crew Supervisor and Heavy Equipment Operator. He’s likely already familiar to some of our customer base, having served as Foreman and Equipment Manager with Wadsworth Golf Construction before moving on to the Yard/Equipment Manager role at Reyes Group. He recently completed a stint with Howell Tractor and Equipment, and is poised to take the reins of our service department. We believe that Dan’s passion for equipment and his relentless enthusiasm will serve our company and customers well. He’s looking forward to assisting you with your repair needs and ensuring that your equipment remains reliable and productive. He can be reached at (708) 326-9534 or by email at Continue reading

Adieu Monsieur Guimond!

It’s likely not a coincidence that a person with French ancestry, like Greg Guimond, would wind up settling in the town of Bourbonnais. And so perhaps it was also preordained that Greg’s travels would lead him to a long and prosperous career at Martin Implement Sales. Greg found his calling in equipment parts, not long out of high school. After cutting his teeth in the business with local Massey Ferguson and Ford dealers, Greg came north to Orland Park in 1984 to be part of the Martin Implement team. Within six years, he was running the show as Parts Manager for the dealership. Continue reading

Fare Thee Well, Sam Langham!

Fare Thee Well Sam

Perhaps it’s true that you can take the kid out of the country, but not the country out of the kid. Raised on a farm in Tamalco, Illinois, located in downstate Bond County, Sam Langham grew up with a healthy curiosity for machinery and the way things operate. That interest eventually led him up Interstate 57 to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where he enrolled in Agricultural Communications. That curriculum offered Sam the opportunity to combine his farm background with a passion for photography, which resulted in a photojournalism assignment for the College of Veterinary Medicine as well as a stint on the photo staff for the school newspaper, The Daily Illini. Continue reading

Introducing Mike Heyne

We’re proud to announce the addition Mike Heyne to our sales team! Mike is replacing long time sales rep, Sam Langham, who’s retiring on January 27th. He’ll be in charge of turf accounts, which mainly comprises landscapers, cemeteries, golf courses and park districts. His territory primarily encompasses the Illinois counties of Cook, Kankakee, parts of Will and DuPage, along with Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.

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Meet The Martins: Andy Gustafson, Driver/Shop Assistant

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better. It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our service department and meet Andy Gustafson.

Chances are you’ve seen Andy behind the wheel of our delivery truck since he’s been traversing the roads for us since 1994. In addition to knowing our service area like the back of his hand, Andy’s maintained an exemplary safety record; ensuring that equipment is not only delivered in a timely fashion, but also without incident. When he’s not making deliveries, Andy can be found in our service shop performing equipment maintenance, set-up and basic repairs. Because of his focus and versatility, Andy is a significant contributor to our Martin team, and another reason why the company stays pointed in the right direction, so to speak! Continue reading

Meet The Martins: Brian Vaughan, Service Technician

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better. It serves as a means of putting a face to our organization. In this segment, we’ll head over to our service department and meet Brian Vaughan.

Brian Vaughan

Befitting an earlier career as a carpenter, Brian has a passion for constructing things. That’s why when Brian joined Martin Implement’s South Elgin branch in 2009, he had already mastered the challenges of an equipment service technician due in large part to his analytic mind and nine years turning wrenches at the Payline West dealership. With his experience and know-how, Brian’s able to work on anything that comes through the doors of our shop. In a profession being rapidly shaped by technology, Brian continually remains ahead of the curve and is an admirable mentor to our newest team members. Continue reading