In 2013, Mike Laethem took possession of the former Lowe’s building in Ionia. The Ionia location celebrated their grand opening in December of 2013 where they welcomed over 250 people from throughout the state. Ionia County is a rich farming area, and it’s approximately half way between Caro and Schoolcraft. Different from many other farm equipment dealers, Farm Depot in Ionia prides themselves on being able to showcase so many great machines and implements inside their building! Next time you’re looking through the parking lot, don’t stop there! Come in and see what else they have to offer, you are sure to be amazed!
Blake started working in Ionia the summer of 2016 in sales and customer support. Blake has been a welcomed 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 knowledge to the Ionia team along with a steadfast commitment to customer service.
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.
Dave came 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 your equipment serviced anywhere in the state of Michigan, please contact Dave.
Tom came to Ionia in the spring of 2016 after spending many years on his family’s dairy farm. He is a great asset to the FD Sales team with his hands on experience and keen understanding of grower challenges.
Chris joined our sales team in Ionia after spending many years on his family’s dairy farm. Chris’ hands on experience is a great addition to Ionia.
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 expertise daily to help keep the Farm Depot customers going.
Tim joined the Farm Depot team in the parts department after working in the automotive field for many years. Tim’s quick grasp of farm equipment has been a great asset to the team.
Mark is a service technician in Ionia, and brings 30 years of experience at other dealerships to Farm Depot.
Pete is a service technician in Ionia and attended North Western Ohio for Diesel Mechanics. 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.
Destin is currently attending Baker College in Owosso for Diesel Tech. Destin is also receiving on the job training here in Ionia as a technician.
Deven is a recent graduate of North Western Ohio for Diesel Mechanics. Deven is receiving on the job training in Ionia as an Ag-Chem technician.
Beau is a graduate of North Western Ohio for Diesel Mechanics and came to Farm Depot after working in the diesel transportation field. Beau is specializing in high horse power tractors in Ionia.
Gordon worked for the State of Michigan for 25 years before retiring and coming to work at Farm Depot. He delivers equipment all over the state for our Ionia location.
Rodney has been with the Ag-Chem sprayer business for over 25 years. He spent the first 9 years with Ag-Chem as a field service representative and is currently in sales. Rodney is an application specialist and can make professional recommendations for any size operation.