SERVPRO of North Calhoun County Employee Photos

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Lance Sommerfeld

Lance is Owner of SERVPRO of North Calhoun, has been for 15+ years. He is IICRC Water Certified, Lead Renovator Certified and ASD Certified. Lance originally started out in the food industry, eventually owning a restaurant/bar for 12 years, prior to owning SERVPRO.

When Lance isn’t busy running his business he takes part in many hobbies, especially playing golf, doing yard work and spending time with his family. Lance has recently taken up running in marathons.

Lance has been married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy, for 28 years. Their 3 children keep them busy, 2 daughters, one who is working to become a CPA in a local office and the other a graduate of Kent State and landed a fashion marketing position with a renowned company in New York, and one son, who is in middle school and an avid golfer himself.

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Kathy Sommerfeld

Kathy is the Accounting Manager at SERVPRO of North Calhoun County. She has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for 15+ years.  She has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing.  Kathy has several years of experience in accounting and analytical skills. 

Kathy is married, her husband is Lance, has three children. Two daughters, Alexis and Logan and one son Chase. She also has a family pet, a dog named Booboo. In her spare time she stays busy with her family, as well as golfing, biking and reading. 

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Lori Martin

Lori is the Business Development Manager and HR Coordinator with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County.  She has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for 6+ years.  She is IICRC Water Certified, attended KVCC where she studied Business Management and Human Resources.  She has several certifications in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Time Management and Customer Service Skills.  She has brought with her over 25 years of Business Management experience.

Lori has 3 children and 2 grandchildren she considers to be "great". Her hobbies include, camping, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, antiquing, traveling, gardening, crafting and photography.  Lori also belongs to a couple local volunteer groups which helps the area school systems generate resources for the underprivileged children and their households.

A couple fun facts about Lori; she has flown a helicopter and coached a young girl in gymnastics, who then was recruited by the USA Olympic Team.

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Richard Coonfare

Rich is a Production Manager and is in charge of overseeing, mentoring the production team. Rich successfully manages each job that comes in. He’s been with SERVPRO for 12 years and is IICRC Water, AMRT Certified, Trauma Certified and Fire Remediation /Odor Control Certified.

Rich is a graduate of Climax Scotts and attended KVCC studying Art, Cad Cam Drafting, surveying and farming. When Rich isn’t busy working out in the field or in the warehouse he’s enjoying his hobbies, some of which include fishing, golfing, camping. He also enjoys watching movies and Nascar and spending some time at the local County Fairs. Rich has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 7 children, 6 daughters and 1 son, 4 grandchildren, 3 girls and 1 boy. Time spent with his family and friends is his favorite hobby.

A couple fun facts on Richard; he is an awesome woodworker and loves to farm. 

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John Glant

John Glant is one of SERVPRO of North Calhoun County's crew chiefs. John has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for two years and is IICRC water certified. John is also OSHA 10, 30, 501 certified. He is also CPR, AED, BBP, ABP, FA certified. John previously was a fulltime firefighter before working at SERVPRO. 

John continues to do so as a volunteer firefighter. He has  has a wife named Becky, and four children, Brittni, Johnny, Calvin, and Jacob.

John enjoys watching football, hunting, trapping and going to haunted houses. John enjoys spending his spare time with friends, and also participating in local fundraisers. 

Fun fact about John he likes taking care of and assisting the elderly. 

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Archie Hantz

Archie, came to SERVPRO of North Calhoun County approximately one year ago. He holds a crew chief position with us and is IICRC WRT and AMRT certified. 

Archie is a Harper Creek High School grad and attended to study Psychology and Communications.

Archie has a family of 3, consisting of himself, significant other Brooke and daughter, Paisleigh who is 10 months old. 

Some of Archie's hobbies include, cars, food - especially eating and binge watching Netflix.

Fun fact about Archie, he has always owned nice, fast, well maintained cars. 

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Tim Maxwell

Tim Maxwell has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for just 6 months, he is a crew chief, proving to be a true asset.  He came to us from the industrial world. Tim is IICRC Water Certified and Trauma Certified and Fire Remediation /Odor Control Certified.

Tim has a newlywed wife Alysha and 8 month old son, Logan.

Tim enjoys in his free time fishing and hunting. He is a Detroit Lions fan. Loves spending time with his family. 

Fun fact about Tim, he lives to eat tacos! 

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Melissa Cok

Melissa Cok has been with SERVPRO of North Calhoun County for approximately 6 months, she is one of our Administrative Assistants and is IICRC Water Certified.  Brings with her varying degrees of administrative skills. All of which are being utilized to the fullest. A great asset to the team. Prior she had spent 10+ years in property management. 

Melissa graduated from Willard High School in Ohio, came to Michigan when she was 21. Melissa call Michigan home!  She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Business.

Melissa has a significant other Chris, which they share 5 children between them.  Of which 2 girls and 3 boys. 

Melissa's hobbies include spending time with the family and gaming on Xbox. 

Fun fact about Melissa, she does not function without coffee. 

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Emily Blankenship

Emily has been with SERVPRO just under a year. She has learned many skills in this time. 

Emily comes from 20+ years of retail management, possessing an array of skills.

Emily is originally from Athens, TN. She moved to Michigan when she was seven years old. She has remained here since, grew up, finished school and married.  She and her husband Bill had three sons. 

Emily's hobbies include boating, camping, and taking short weekend road trips. She loves adventures. 

Through her prior years of experience Emily obtained a certification in Quality Control and Inspection.

Two fun facts about Emily, one is she is a master gardener in her spare time. Second, though she is a biological mother of three sons, she is a community mother of many.  Cannot say "no" to anyone in need. 

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Ashton Tanner

Ashton (aka Reece) has been with us approximately 6 months.  He is learning the SERVPRO way quickly and doing well. Has already obtained his IICRC Water Certification. 

Reece is originally from Jackson, MI, moved to the Battle Creek area in 2011. He came to SERVPRO from the National Park Service, where he was formerly a Maintenance Mechanic. 

Reece just recently married his high school girlfriend of 4 years, Brenna. His hobbies include off-roading, cycling and skiing. 

Two fun facts about Reece, one, for being only 20 years of age, he has a specific laid out life plan and strictly adheres to it. Two, he lives by "no pressure and always supports outward positive thinking.