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

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

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

Meet the Martins: Cathy Lewis, Rental Coordinator

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 Cathy Lewis.

Martin Implement Cathy Lewis Rental

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Meet The Martins: Jerry McIntosh

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 parts department and meet Jerry McIntosh.

Jerry came aboard with Martin Implement at our South Elgin branch in 2010, following five years spent working for the Payline West dealership. This decade-long tenure in equipment parts has positioned Jerry as a go-to-guy behind the counter. His easy going personality resonates with customers, who not only appreciate his resourcefulness but also enjoy the friendly manner in which they’re treated.

 

What do you enjoy the most about Martin Implement? The challenge; you never know what the next phone call or customer at the counter will bring.

What new piece of equipment have you recently had to source parts for? This may not be so unique, but I do like working with our Hyundai line. The parts are easy to look up and you can check availability and order right from the site.

What product would you recommend that most customers aren’t aware of? Poly edges for snow plows. The poly edges we carry are a universal fit. They’ll work on almost any snow plow in the market.

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Meet the Martins: Mike Meadows, 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 Mike Meadows.

Mike got his start with Martin Implement in 1995, upon graduating from Universal Technical Institute. As a certified technician, he’s received extensive training from our manufacturers, which allows him to work on any type of equipment we sell. Mike will often be found out in the field, undertaking some of the most demanding repairs that come our way. As part of our 24/7 emergency crew, he’s always prepared – come rain, snow or shine! Continue reading

Meet the Martins: Tom Novak, Company President, Volunteer Coach

Meet the Martins is a chance for our friends and customers to get to know our company a little better.  We’re committed to our customers, but we have lives outside of work, too!  To kick this segment off, we’ll head straight to the top with company president, Tom Novak.

Martin Implement Sales Company PresidentAs head of the company, Tom spends most of his days making sure we’re running at peak performance.  As a volunteer track and cross-country coach for nearby Carl Sandburg High School, he spends time making sure young athletes are running at their best come race day. Continue reading

Martin Implement Technician Receives STIHL’s MasterWrench Service Certification

STIHL is known for equipment that holds up for the long haul.  Their outdoor power equipment line is maybe the most recognizable in the business, and there’s a reason for that.  That said, even the best equipment needs maintenance now and then, and top-of-the-line equipment deserves top-of-the-line care.  That’s why you take your STIHL equipment to a MasterWrench technician like Jeff Sensor. Continue reading