Meet Luke Benson!
Luke was born and raised in Perth, located in the western territory of Australia. After coming to the United States for vacation and spending several months traveling, they decided to make the move to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where his wife once visited to meet a pen pal she was paired up with while in school.
Luke has been a part of Hugg & Hall since July of this year- entering the role of Inside Rental Sales. He can be seen as somewhat of an expert in the rental industry, as he worked for a rental company in Australia for 15 years. In a typical day, Luke can be seen taking orders from customers and our Outside Rental Sales team while interacting with any walk-in customers that may come in. Luke considers himself a people person, getting to interact with new people and customers daily while building relationships is the highlight of his workday!
In his free time, Luke enjoys playing golf, listening to live music, and spending time with his family! Something many people may not know is that he can surf and play guitar. You could classify Luke as some what of a world traveler as well, he has visited beautiful places such as Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough”
The next time you visit our Fort Smith branch say ‘hello’ to Luke! To get to know some of our other Hugg & Hall teammates, check out our other employee spotlights.
Meet our newest Regional Sales Manager, Joey Baker!
Joey was born and raised in Russellville, Arkansas. Once graduated from high school, he attended Arkansas Tech for two years before joining the Marine Corps. After serving for six years he completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas. Joey began his career with Hugg & Hall in 2007 as a Product Support Sales Representative in our Springdale branch, from there he was promoted in 2011 to an Industrial Truck Salesman and earned his current promotion in June of this year. He is now the Regional Sales Manager for all of Oklahoma as well as our Ft Smith and Springdale territories.
In a typical day, Joey can be found sourcing new and used equipment for his customers. While every day looks a little different for him, being able to understand the customers needs and satisfying those needs accordingly is a constant in his routine. One of the best parts of working at Hugg & Hall for Joey is being able to build long-lasting and meaningful relationships with our customers.
When he’s not working, Joey enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and daughter, Scarlett. You can also catch him enjoying the outdoors any chance he gets- hunting and fishing are some of his favorite activities. Joey is no stranger to any genre of music, but especially enjoys country and red dirt country. He’ll take you up on any tickets to listen to some live music!
Hugg & Hall would like to say a big thank you Joey for his many years with the company and a congratulations on the promotion! We look forward to continue to watch him grow!
Meet Ryan Grebert!
Ryan is the Bobcat Sales Manager located in our Little Rock, AR branch! Ryan shares his knowledge of Bobcat equipment with the Sales Team to provide customers with new and used equipment and quality service. With his new position as Sales Manager, Ryan hopes to use his experience and understanding of the Bobcat brand to help the Arkansas Sales Team provide the best possible service to build Hugg & Hall’s market growth.
Ryan is a long time employee in our sales department; he got his start in Inside Rental Sales in 2009 and has worked his way up over the years to his current Sales Manager position. His favorite part of the job is being able to interact with customers and being able to help them grow their business with the equipment and services Hugg & Hall provides.
Ryan was born and raised in Shenandoah, IA! He attended Iowa Western Community College on a baseball scholarship and later attended Southern Arkansas University where he received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Management.
Ryan and wife Holly currently reside in Cabot, AR with their son Fielder. When Ryan is off the clock he enjoys watching his son play baseball, spending time with friends and family, and going hunting.
Hugg & Hall would like to say a big thank you to Ryan for everything he does to grow our Bobcat equipment sales and the knowledge he brings to customers and his fellow salesmen.
If you are in the market to purchase new or used Bobcat equipment, give Ryan or a salesmen on his team a call!