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For generations, people across the country have trusted STIHL. These aren't actors, or scripted stories... these are real people sharing their true STIHL experience. They are our neighbors, our co-workers and our heroes. They are Real People. STIHL People.

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Michael Byrne
OWNER, THE PATIO COMPANY

After working for a commercial landscape company for many years, Michael Byrne decided to venture out on his own. In 2004, he founded The Patio Company, a residential landscape company, where people are his number one priority.

Bud Herbert Motors
5TH GENERATION BUSINESS AND STIHL DEALER

In 1875, Jim Herbert’s great, great grandfather immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio from Germany and created a furniture business. Over the next 140 years, that business has evolved to become the bustling STIHL Dealership it is today.

Bud Jones and Sons, Inc.
LANDSCAPING AND HARDSCAPING PROFESSIONALS

For over 50 years, Bud Jones and Sons, Inc. has been maintaining and improving the Ohio landscape. One thing that’s kept them in business for decades? Their dedication to quality.

Jeremy Hart
3RD GENERATION LOGGER

Jeremy is a logger with a passion for family, the outdoors and quality chainsaws. So much so, his son’s middle name is “Stihl.” And as a subcontractor working for his father, Jeremy’s job lets him enjoy all three, every day.

Scott and Kelly Cengia
HOMEOWNERS

Scott and Kelly live on four acres, filled with trees and landscaping. They also have four children, filled with energy and sports practices. How do they find time for lawn care? STIHL battery-powered equipment.

Dave Jewett
STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS®
COMPETITOR

Dave Jewett first competed in the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series in 1987 at the age of 18. His passion for the sport has endured for decades, even carrying him through one of the most difficult periods of his life – a kidney transplant.

Arden Cogar
STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS®
COMPETITOR

Arden Cogar Jr. definitely looks like a professional STIHL®  TIMBERSPORTS® athlete. But there’s more to him than meets the eye – like his law degree. When Arden isn’t a civil defense trial attorney in West Virginia, he’s training for, and competing in,
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS events.

Matt Cogar
STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS®
COMPETITOR

Matt Cogar is not only the youngest Champion in STIHL TIMBERSPORTS history, he's also won the U.S. Championships for three consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015). The future is bright for Matt, who hails from a large family of lumberjack sports athletes.

David Moses
STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS®
COMPETITOR

For David Moses, being a STIHL TIMBERSPORTS athlete is a family tradition. His father has been a STIHL TIMBERSPORTS competitor since 1972. Through hard work and constant training, David has earned his place as the one of the sport’s top competitors.

Aya Blaine
CHAINSAW CARVER

Growing up in Japan, Aya Blaine was surrounded by art. Still, it wasn't until she was an adult that she first tried her hand at chainsaw carving. She decided to stick with the medium and is now an accomplished competitive chainsaw carver with her own art studio.

Nathan "Bucket" Waterfield
STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® COMPETITOR

Nathan “Bucket” Waterfield gets to participate in lumberjack series events across the country and around the world. When he’s home, he’s usually either practicing for the next competition or out in the forest working at his job as an arborist. 

GRANT CROWELL
OWNER, THE URBAN FORESTERS

When certified arborist Grant Crowell left his job to start his own tree service company, he only had two employees and a handful of equipment. His company, The Urban Foresters, now employs 35 tree care professionals, operates ten trucks, and depends on the high quality of STIHL  to get the job done.

EMILIE BRZEZINSKI
SCULPTOR

Emilie Brzezinski is a world renowned artist, and a chainsaw is her tool of choice. During the last two decades, her monumental wood sculptures have been featured in galleries and museums around the globe, and she creates all of them with a STIHL chainsaw.

CANTU BROTHERS
SERVICING DEALERS

Since they were children, Hector and Jose Cantu have been working with chainsaws. When they were old enough, they both got jobs there as well, repairing equipment.

KAY KAMISH
FARM OWNER

From a young age, Kay Kamish knew she wanted to raise horses for a living. She fulfilled that dream and now operates a small horse farm outside of Claremore, Oklahoma. With workdays that start at 6 a.m., Kay depends on quality tools to help her get everything done.

DAN EDDY
FIREFIGHTER

For fifteen years, Dan Eddy has been with the fire department. Whether at the firehouse or at home with his three daughters, Dan upholds a standard of trust and reliability,
both values he looks for in professional equipment.

THE WIBBENMEYERS
HOMEOWNERS

Brooke and Matt Wibbenmeyer own
a concrete business and a home in the suburbs. For both, they choose STIHL equipment to get the job done. What started with a STIHL blower soon led to a trimmer, backpack blowers, hedge trimmers, and eventually numerous cut-off machines for their business.

THE BOCKS
3 GENERATIONS OF FARMERS

Founded in 1874 by Alvin Bock, the Bock farm has remained in the family for over four generations. Today, Alvin's grandson Lee Bock manages the business, with help from his own son Austin, and his father Larry.

JASON OTTE
HOMEOWNER

Jason Otte is a homeowner in Perryville, Missouri. After he and his wife completely remodeled their house, they continued to rework their landscape to make their dream
home a reality. The couple uses STIHL equipment for a variety of needs, including trimming, clearing and cutting.

BETHANY HANNAH
CHAINSAW INSTRUCTOR

After working as a Hotshot firefighter in Oregon and Colorado, Bethany Hannah now teaches chainsaw and timber skill workshops. Through it all, she only uses STIHL equipment.

BILL CHAMBERS
DISASTER RELIEF VOLUNTEER

Bill Chambers is passionate about helping others. That's why he volunteered to be a member of the Southern Baptist Convention disaster relief team. His team regularly partners with the Red Cross and FEMA to be onsite wherever, whenever disaster strikes.

DAVID STINE
CUSTOM FURNITURE MAKER

David Stine is a true believer in quality. He knows that when something is made right, it will last a long time. It's the driving philosophy behind his work as a custom furniture maker - and his choice of tools.

ZACK KLINE
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPER

Zack Kline is the CEO and Founder
of A.I.R. Lawn Care, based in Rockville, Maryland. The A.I.R. stands for Atmosphere Improvement and Renewal, named so because the company is an ecofriendly lawn care service.

JAMIE BURGER
HOMEOWNER

Jamie Burger currently serves as the elected presiding commissioner of Scott County. Part of his work includes serving on the Work Force Investment Board. After using STIHL products at home for years, Jamie recommended the board purchases all STIHL equipment.

MATT TANKSLEY
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPER

Matt's company maintains up to 50 yards every year, including mowing, trimming and pruning services - All jobs he says couldn't be done without the help of STIHL equipment.

BARRY BOOTH
OWNER, B&B TIMBER COMPANY

Barry Booth, the owner of B&B Timber, runs his mill with great pride and personal dedication. The mill manufactures lumber, railroad ties, and other products for the timber industry. It’s hard, noisy work, but Barry wouldn’t have it any other way.






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