About The people behind Farm Depot!

About the Family

Mark and Mike and Blake Laethem are the third and fourth generation of a family that has been dedicated to the service and success of the Michigan agricultural industry. In spite of a very challenging and hostile environment, the Laethems have been able to build one of the most successful ag-sector business in the state of Michigan.

Their success is due, in large part, to the attention that they pay to their customers and their customer's needs. The Laethems are happy to provide their talents and expertise to customers using the time-honored and successful Laethem tradition. The Laethem brothers have served farmers in Tuscola County and throughout Michigan for more than 65 combined years.

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Blake Laethem
Sales Associate

Blake started working in Ionia summer of 2016 in sales and customer support. Blake has been a welcome addition to the Ionia team after spending five years working for Agco corporation as a product specialist and territory manager. Blake brings a lifetime of farm equipment dealership to the Ionia team along with a steadfast comittment to customer service.

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Jenna Richmond

Jenna is the office manager in Ionia. She came to Farm Depot in the fall of 2013 from the banking sector.  Jenna handles work orders, invoices, whole goods and inventory in Ionia as well as reception and customer service.

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Blade Patrick
Service & Support

Blade came to Farm Depot in the winter of 2013 after many years operating and working on equipment for
Crop Production Services and Ionia County Road Commission. Blade is working as a service support expert for the Ionia team and is looking forward to help customers out.

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Dave Nurenberg
Service Manager

Dave comes to Farm Depot after 20+ years in the automotive parts industry. Dave worked in the parts department for a year and a half before accepting a position as Ionia’s service manager.

If you need equipment service anywhere in the state of Michigan, please contact Dave.

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Bob Robinson
Lead Parts Sales

Bob came to Ionia after many years in the automotive industry and works in the parts department.  He has worked in customer service and parts since 1987 and applies his knowledge and customer expertise daily to help keep the Farm Depot customers going.

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Tom Reisbig
Parts and Equipment Sales

Tom came to Ionia spring 2016 after spending many years on his family’s dairy farm. He is a great asset to the FD team with his hands on experience and keen understanding of grower challenges.

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Mark Ives
Service Technician

Mark is a service technician in Ionia, and brings 30 years of experience in other dealerships as a technician.

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Gordon Francisco

Gordon worked for the State of Michigan for 25 years before retiring and coming to work at Farm Depot. He started delivering equipment and parts and is now also part of the sales team.

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Destin Franks

Destin is currently attending Baker College in Owosso for Diesel Tech. Destin also receiving on the job training here in Ionia as a technician.

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Pete Kammers
Pete is a service technician in Ionia, and attended North Western Ohio for Diesel Tech. He has been working in this field for 20 years and came to Farm Depot from Simons in Fowler, MI where he was a diesel truck mechanic.
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