Our Team

Bert Kuse - General Manager

Bert Kuse

General Manager
Phone: 309-663-5151
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.
Ken Miller - Parts Specialist / Sales

Ken Miller

Parts Specialist / Sales
Phone: 309-663-5151
Ken is originally from Fort Lauderdale Florida and used to work the marine industry. Ken was a part of the support team for INXS Offshore Powerboat Racing. When he moved to Central Illinois, Ken was a driver for Brandt Truck lines for about 8 years before heading back to Florida for a couple of years. In 2006, Ken joined the team here at Nord Outdoor Power after returning from Florida. Ken's primary area of focus is helping customers with their parts needs along with sales in most of the lines that we carry.


Henry - Head Greeter


Head Greeter
Henry is the Head Greeter here at Nord Outdoor Power. He is a Silver Labrador and has "Tan Point" markings. Henry joined our staff in November of 2013. With his gentle nature and wonderful attitude, many stop by just to say hello to Henry. Our greeters would love to have you stop by and visit and get a picture with them if you would be so kind. We have many of their pictures out at our Facebook page.
Baxter - Greeter In Training


Greeter In Training
Baxter is Henry's little brother. He joined the staff in April 2016. Baxter has a little more lively personality and likes to greet people with a loving little bark on occasion. Don't let this bother you though has he is a very sweet and gentle little guy.