I was raised in northern MN on a farm / ranch that raised beef cattle & registered quarter horses. My father was an auctioneer which established my interest in equipment sales. My Dad was very successful throughout his 50+ years in business. My siblings & their spouses now own & operate the auction business which continues to thrive.
For the past 22 years, I have held sales/marketing jobs with two Fortune 500 corporations - being a sales manager for 10 of those years. These careers provided me with numerous sales opportunities & abilities to succeed after starting my own business.
Jokela Power Equipment, LLC formerly known as L&M Distributing, is based in Cold Spring, MN. Larry and Marian Ackerson built a sensational company throughout their 23 years as Owners. Larry has been and will continue to be a mentor as I continue the positive relationships he developed throughout the Upper Midwest.