Meet Our Service Team

A highly trained staff with your best interests in mind
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Deryl Freeman

Deryl Freeman "Papa Bear"

Service Manager

Hometown: Corunna, Michigan
Years at Alderman’s: Since 1982
Years working on farm related machinery:
Ever since I was a little kid
Extended service training received:
Too many to remember.
Specialty: Troubleshooting, hydraulic systems, A/C, combines. Helping technicians solve problems.
Family: Wife Erma, 2 grown boys Kyle and Chad.
Hobbies and interests:
Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Gary Smith AKA:

Gary Smith AKA: "Big G"

Service Technician

Hometown: Howell, Michigan
Years at Alderman’s: Since 2006
Years working on farm related machinery: My whole life. I grew up on a farm.
Extended service training received: Computer diagnostics (CaseIH service tool shown below), electric and hydraulics.
Specialty: Combines, electrical, overahuls, hydraulics
Family: Wife Dana, 2 daughters Megan and Becca, 1 son Brayden
Hobbies and interests: Camping, spending time with my family, driving anything RED, BBQ-ing anything (especially steak).

JEFF MEYER AKA:

JEFF MEYER AKA: "THE HOBBIT"

Service Technician

Hometown: Owosso, Michigan
Years at Alderman’s: Since 2010
Years working on farm related machinery: 20+ years. Worked on a large farm in southeast Michigan for many years.
Extended service training received: CaseIH MAGNUM & STEGER Tier IV engine, HARDI sprayer school, Kinze service school
Specialty: Troubleshooting engine, transmission, and hydraulic systems, Advanced Farming Systems
Family: Wife Amber, son Brice & daughter Gracie
Hobbies and interests: Camping, spending time with family, working on anything with an engine.

Dan Wenzlik AKA:

Dan Wenzlik AKA: "Fireman Dan"

Serviceman

Hometown: Lennon, Michigan
Years at Alderman’s: Since 2009
Years working on farm related machinery: 4 years
Extended service training received: Kinze and Hardi service schools
Specialty: Machinery set-ups, Hardi sprayer diagnosis and repair
Family: Wife June, son Josh
Hobbies and interests: Volunteer fire fighter, avid outdoorsman

TODD OTTO AKA:

TODD OTTO AKA: "UNCLE TODD"

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Hometown: Corunna, Michigan
Years at Alderman’s: Since 2012
Years working on farm related machinery: Grew up on family farm. Currently operating small farming operation.
Extended service training received: Kubota hay tools, Kubota skid-steers.
Specialty: Kubota set-up and repair, hay tools, diesel engine diagnosis and repair.
Family: wife Miranda son Vance.
Hobbies and interests: Farming

Brent Herd AKA:

Brent Herd AKA: "Hobie"

Serviceman

Hometown: Swartz Creek, Michigan
Years at Alderman’s: Since 2000
Years working on farm related machinery: 10+
Extended service training received: CaseIH combine service school, Kubota service schools.
Specialty: CaseIH Axial Flow combine repair, rebuilding, & maintenance.
Family: Jennifer & Son Liam
Hobbies and interests: Working on old machinery, fixing up my cars & house.

KEVIN M. STARKEN AKA:

KEVIN M. STARKEN AKA: "MICHAEL"

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Hometown: Williamston, Michigan
Years at Alderman’s: Since 2011
Years working on farm related machinery: Grew up on a family farm.
Extended service training received: Currently enrolled in Baker University Auto-Diesel Institute.
Specialty: Diesel engine repair and rebuilding, combine repair and rebuilding, expert detailer.
Family: SINGLE
Hobbies and interests: Hunting, riding dirt bikes, snowmobiling.

Jerry L. Ray, Jr.

Jerry L. Ray, Jr.

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Hometown: Owosso, Michigan
Years at Alderman’s: Since 1998
Years working on lawn & garden related machinery:
Extended service training received: Attends all Cub Cadet service schools.
Specialty: Cub Cadet lawn and garden service.
Family: Wife Connie, 2 daughters.
Hobby’s and interests: Camping, working on the house, outdoor activities.