Once his brother started raising pigs, Chandler Reid’s interest in agriculture ramped up. He would help with chores, get buildings ready for new groups of pigs and weld gates. Welding gates turned into earning his welding degree from Kirkwood Community College in 2019. After graduation, Chandler started with Bazooka Farmstar as a welder before moving into a service role with them for four years. In February, Chandler joined our manure equipment team as a service technician.
What is your favorite season to work in?
Fall. I love the cool weather, watching the crops come out and manure go on the fields.
What is something random that most people do not know about you?
I love to cook! I also enjoy smoking meat and the game that I shoot.
What is on your bucket list?
I want to duck hunt in Canada as well as shoot a bull elk.
Who has influenced your career the most?
My brother has influenced my career the most. He got me into welding at a young age and that is what led me to my service tech role at Bazooka Farmstar and now at Stutsman’s.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
That no one can take away what you have learned. So, learn everything you can because you never know when it will be helpful.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Owning my own house!
Which Stutsman Core Value means the most to you?
The core value that means the most to me is exceed expectations because doing my best work to please customers is important to me.