We’re Proud to Announce the Addition Tim Murphy to our Sales Team!

Tim works out of our South Elgin branch, replacing sales rep, Barry Hubscher, who returned to his native Maryland roots for a new opportunity as a construction project manager. Tim’s territory primarily encompasses eastern Kane County, northern DuPage, and the adjacent towns in Cook County. 

He has a well-rounded tenure in the equipment industry, with many years spent as a territory manager for Paladin Attachments along with a career start as a landscape construction supervisor. Tim is well-versed in identifying the best equipment for a user’s application and is very hands-on in terms of demonstrating and explaining the equipment. He understands the time-sensitive pressures of delivering equipment when needed and having that equipment perform on the job.  

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Meet the Martins: Lou Curalli, Sales Representative

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 sales department and meet Lou Curalli.

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At Martin Implement, We’re Thankful…For You

Thanksgiving Reflections On Service As A Way Of Life
As most of our customers know, Martin Implement is a family business. And we’ve always meant that in the broadest possible way.

…Because our customers are part of our family too.
As we prepare this week for a big Thanksgiving feast and a relaxing & joyful Holiday Season, we wanted to bring our customer-family together, right here on Fully Equipped, and share our gratitude. Continue reading

Meet the Martins: Mary DeVries, Sales 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 sales department and meet Mary DeVries.

In today’s fast-paced environment, acquiring a piece of equipment can sometimes test a person’s patience. From analyzing specs to submitting paperwork, the process usually involves a bit of time investment to complete. As Martin Implement’s sales coordinator at our Orland Park branch, Mary DeVries aims to make the experience as seamless as possible. Getting all the necessary information upfront for credit applications and warranty registrations typically speeds the process. With her financial and administrative background, Mary has been serving our customers well in this regard since joining us a decade ago on 2008. Her helpfulness and thoroughness are cherished by our sales staff. Through her preparation, when it comes to closing a deal it’s usually as easy as dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s!

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Please Welcome Ozzy Alejandre to our Parts Team!


Ozzy is the latest Parts Associate to join our Orland Park staff. He comes to us from the automotive industry where he has a decade of experience both behind the customer counter and managing operations. He’s also familiar with construction equipment, having worked with his father with his landscaping business operating and maintain equipment. He’s fluent in both Spanish and English; providing a comfort level that’s matched by his agreeable personality. He’s committed to keeping our customers up and running with responsive and knowledgeable service. He can be reached at (708) 326-9554 or by email at ozzya@martinimplement.com.

Meet the Martins: Liz Antonaci, Bookkeeper

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 accounting department and meet Liz Antonaci.

From our school days, we all tend to remember that person who had a head for numbers. Fortunately at Martin Implement, we have one of those individuals handling our books. With a wealth of knowledge and accounting background, Liz started at our dealership in 2008 and facilitated the transition from a retiring Jerry Crosby. She keeps our company in balance in any number of ways; from reconciling reports and statements to lending a hand to all departments in the organization. Her calm demeanor serves both our staff and customers well. Being accustomed to working under deadlines, Liz consistently delivers timely and accurate results.
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Introducing Brent Shrader

Brent was appointed Parts Manager for our South Elgin dealership in mid-June. You may already be familiar with him over the course of his 30 year tenure in the equipment industry. Brent got a jump start on his career while still in high school by working the parts counter at DeKane Equipment, where his father was a business partner. It wasn’t long before he worked his way up to become both Parts and Service Manager for the dealership; experiencing the progression of the equipment industry over the span of three decades. Brent held the same title at Russo Power Equipment before joining our team at Martin Implement. Continue reading

Please Welcome Jim Johnson to our Parts Team!

Jim came aboard as a Parts Associate at our Orland Park location just as February was coming to a close. When he first began working in parts back in 2011, Jim will readily admit that he had a considerable learning curve to familiarize himself with the industry. Fortunately, he jumped at the chance wholeheartedly and was able to quickly earn the trust on his employer, who promoted him to a regional sales rep, and later as store manager.

With a background in automotive parts, Jim embraces the opportunity to move over to equipment industry. He’s eager to meet our customers and to deliver on the exceptional service that they’ve come to expect from Martin Implement. He can be reached at (708) 326-9525 or by email at jimj@martinimplement.com.

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