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Premier Components, Incorporated was founded in 2004 and quickly grew into a world-class manufacturer and supplier of superior mill and elevator products for the agricultural industry.
Jake Everdeen, Owner
Premier Components opened in 2004. Jake has many years of experience in the Grain industry, and he has a strong work ethic. His emphasis on customer service & satisfaction is second to none. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Tia Riggs, Sales

Tia joined the Premier Components sales team in May of 2021 as a GVSU intern after years of working miscellaneous jobs at Premier. She strives to become knowledgeable in the grain industry products and excel in her customer service skills at Premier Components. Tia enjoys snowboarding, spending time on the boat in the summers, and doing anything with her husband, Josh, and golden retrievers, Klover and Cruz. She is thankful for a great group of co-workers that helps her become more educated in Premier’s sales processes every single day.

Tim Bates, Sales

Tim began his career at Premier in 2007. He previously was a Manager in the food service industry for almost 20 years. His focus is on exceptional customer service, on time deliveries, and building customer relationships. He and his wife of over 20 years have two children . They enjoy sports and traveling to new and exciting places.

Brent Bissell, Sales

Brent has lived in Michigan his whole life. He began his career at Premier Components in 2013. He has exceptional customer service skills and is very attentive to detail. He married his High School sweetheart. They have two daughters, a son in law and one granddaughter. Brent really enjoys the outdoors, primarily hunting and fishing.

Tom Garringer, Sales

Tom joined Premier Components in January of 2013. He attended Central Michigan University while working in the family owned business selling Office Supplies and Furniture. The experience helped Tom develop his selling and customer service skills that are very useful today in servicing Premier Component customers. Tom is most grateful for an amazing group of friends, family, co-workers and customers.

Denyce Travis, Sales & Marketing Manager

Denyce joined Premier Components in 2016. She previously was employed in the fastener industry for over 28 years. Communication and customer service are a priority to her, she will go the extra mile to assure you receive the best service possible.

Luke Menzel, Manager

Luke worked for 3 years in our shipping department before being promoted to sales in early April of 2020. He loves music and grew up playing piano and singing with his family he also always loved traveling across our beautiful nation with friends and family, and enjoys staying active by playing any type of sport.

Brad Lemerand, Sales

Brad joined Premier Components in June 2023. He started his career at Crippen Mfg. and then worked in the boating industry for Apex Marine, Inc. He has over 30 years of sales and customer service experience. Brad enjoys problem solving and building long term relationships with customers. He loves the outdoors and spending time with his wife and three boys. Brad is anxious to learn the business and meet the needs of our customers.

Jake Holmes, Outside Sales Manager

Jake joined our sales team in September 2023. He grew up in and has lived in the St. Louis, MO area his entire life. Jake has worked in sales for 13 years and in the Ag industry for the last 8 years, previously at the largest manufacturer of elevator buckets in North America. In his free time he enjoys traveling, hiking, playing golf and spending time with his girlfriend Gina, friends and family. Jake looks forward to meeting all of our customers and growing relationships within the industry.

Doug Bell, Mid-Atlantic Territory Salesman

Doug started with Premier Components in 2013 as our Mid-Atlantic Territory Salesman. He has 30+ years on the road calling on customers in the Feed and Grain Industry. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Kim James, Office Manager

Kim has worked in the medical field for 17 years before coming to Premier in 2024.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She loves to watch all different kinds of sports. 

Kelly Crooks, Accounts Receivable

Kelly started as Office Manager in August of 2014. “I work with some really great people”. I love spending time with my family and I love to travel.

Rodys Dancer, Office Assistant/HR Manager
Rodys started in November 2014 as our Receptionist. She loves to run and spend time with her family, especially her grandkids!
Brian Breen, Plant Supervisor

Brent Bechill, Materials and Inventory Manager

Brent Bechill joined Premier Components in 2020 working in our warehouse.  He loves to golf, grill out and spend time with his wife Mariah and two daughters Evey and Molly. His goal is keep inventory on hand and to help daily order processing easier and run efficiently.

Our award-winning team is committed to helping you find the mill and elevator components you need at a great price. Our sales team Brent, Tim, Tom, Denyce, Tia, Luke and Brad provide personal service to each and every one of our customers. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and trustworthy.

Our sales team is a proud recipient of the President’s Award from Rhino Hyde. Premier Components is a member of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA), and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

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