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 29 years ago. They have two daughters 22 and 26 years old. 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 as Inside Sales & Purchasing. 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, Sales
Luke is our newest member of the sales team, he had worked for 3 years in the 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.
Janice Kantola, Outside Sales
Janice has been in the grain industry for the past 16 years. She is active with GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Society ) and sits on the Associates Board and is part of the Membership Committee. She has lived most of her life in the great upper Peninsula of Michigan where, if she’s not traveling, you will find her camping or spending time enjoying summer jeep rides in the woods.
Kelly Crooks, Office Manager
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
Isaiah Hoag, Materials and Inventory Manager
Isaiah joined Premier Components in November of 2019 in our shipping department. He was promoted to Inventory Control in January of 2021. He loves playing any type of sports with friends. If he is not at work, chances are he is fishing.
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.