Bert orginally joined the team in the fall of 2004 shortly after we opened. In 2008 he left to work for Golden Eagle, our Echo, Shindaiwa and Bear Cat distributor as a territory manager. In 2013, Bert rejoined the team and is our General Manager. With over 42 years in the power equipment industry at both Retail and Distributor levels, Bert has seen a lot of changes and has worked with some of our major brands. He worked at Christensen Power Equipment in Frankfort IL and Ace Lawn and Vacuum in Joliet at the retail levels. He then worked as a territory manager in Central Illinois for Charlestown Power (Echo Distributor), Mississippi Valley Stihl and Golden Eagle (Echo Distributor) representing manufactures like Echo, Stihl, Shindaiwa, Billygoat, Bearcat and Scags to dealers. Bert has worked in and has a passion for all aspects of the industry including sales, parts and service.