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Landan Head Shot 2This month we would like to spotlight Landan Beattie, our Lead certified technician. Landan came to us from Lewisburg, Tennessee, where he worked in a high performance automotive shop for the past 3 years, after graduating from Wyotech, where he studied all aspects of maintaining performance automobiles. Speed comes naturally to Landan, since he grew up around race cars and has not only worked on them, but sat in the drivers seat of quite a few. By coming to Absolute Kubota / CLE, Landan has secured his professional growth and overall success. We welcome Landan, Kathlene and their 4 year old daughter Koraline to our family. The next time you come in to Absolute Kubota / CLE to have your tractor or lawnmower serviced, you can be certain that it is getting the best of care from Landan and the rest of our great service team.

Craig McPherson PhotoThis month we would like to introduce you to our Service Writer, Craig McPherson. After growing up on a farm, and being around machinery all the time, he decided to travel to Wyoming to attend an Advanced Diesel course of study, which not only trained him how to maintain diesel engines, but also about fuels, power trains, hydro power and electric. After school he returned to Tennessee and took a position as shop foreman for a Landscape Company. While this was a rewarding job, he didn’t get to utilize his knowledge of diesel engines. So, he went to work for a major truck line, where he continued to build on his diesel knowledge. After working there for awhile, he was given an opportunity to go to work for Commercial Lawn Equipment and took it. Since then there has been no looking back. He has worked at three different locations and has found his home at Absolute Kubota / Commercial Lawn Equipment, right here in Lebanon, Tennessee. Now he gets to utilize his diesel training on Kubota Tractors and all his experience on Exmark Equipment makes him the total package. If your equipment needs servicing, you’ll be in good hands with Craig. He not only has the knowledge and ability, but believes customer service is paramount. If you have a problem with your equipment, or even if you don’t, stop by and meet Craig. You’ll be glad you did.

LanceWe would like everyone to drop by and meet Lance. He runs our parts department and knows just about everything you may want to know about Kubota and Exmark. If you’re not sure what you need, just ask Lance!  His background is rich with experience in both being a mechanic and managing parts. Having started working with Kubota and Exmark in the late 90’s, his knowledge is vast.

The things you will notice about Lance is his commitment to customer satisfaction and making sure the job is done right and taken all the way to completion, including the paper work. And, he’s just a nice guy. Someone you’ll enjoy talking with.

Drop by and meet Lance, if you don’t already know him. If you do know him, drop by anyway and just say hi. Of course, while you’re here, make sure to look at all the new Kubota and Exmark equipment we have on display.

Jonathan pic 1Each month we showcase one of our employees, and this month it’s Jonathan Manning.

Jonathan is the newest member of our sales staff and we are proud to introduce him to our current and future clients.

He was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Ocala, Florida, then moved to Middle Tennessee for the last 15 years, including living in Wilson County for the past 6 years.

His experience with agricultural and commercial heavy equipment is extensive and includes past sales and management positions.  All of this experience has given Jonathan a strong understanding of “Service After the Sale”, and how important it is to build customer loyalty.

We invite you to drop by and meet Jonathan.  We’re sure you will find him both knowledgeable and helpful.