Employee Spotlight: Perry Nicholson
Although the agriculture industry and our products/ services may change over the years, one consistent factor remains; our employees are one of the most important ingredients in our recipe for success. Through our Employee Spotlight Blog Series, learn about the people who make up the Stutsman team. Perry Nicholson, waste handling service mechanic, has been a great resource in our shop since 2013.
I enjoy working with Perry. He is dependable and always on time while posing a sense of urgency to get the job done right the first time. He values collaboration from everyone and always finds a way around obstacles, seldom finding anything he can’t fix. Perry has high family values at home and at work; altogether he is a top notch guy.” – John Yoder, VP of Waste Handling
This Riverside native and Highland High School alum found his niche fixing things early on. Going to work at his father’s collision repair shop in Iowa City was one of his first career adventures. After 29 years in the business, and even becoming a co-owner, Perry hung up his hat in the collision world and closed his shop in 2010. Perry also dabbled in underground work at Hagert Earth Works for awhile before joining the Stutsman team. Although he wasn’t very familiar with agriculture equipment, he was excited to learn and up for a challenge.
Outside of work, Perry enjoys working around home and in his yard, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his wife, Janet. Together they have two daughters, Kristin & Katrina whom have both married and are starting lives with their husbands, Derek & Justin. Perry and Janet have also been enjoying the time spent as grandparents to Niya & Livia.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Do it Again but Better
What is your favorite thing about the ag industry?
Comparing older equipment to today’s.
What has been the biggest change in the industry during your time at Stutsmans?
The size of the equipment has increased drastically.
What do you consider to be the most rewarding part of your job?
Giving small bits of advice to the young mechanics that may make their job a little bit easier.
Do you have any exciting things happening in your life soon?
We are expecting our 3rd grandchild in September.
What is your favorite season to work in?
Spring because of the cool weather.
If you were stuck on an island, what 3 items would you bring?
Sunscreen, a beach ball, and a fishing pole.
What is on your bucket list?
Living long enough to see my grandchildren get married.
Which Stutsman core value means the most to you?
Exceed expectations because I like things done the right way.