A Small Company Doing Really Big Things!

Paul Martin & Sons began operations in 1988 when Paul Martin turned his small used equipment sales and rental operation into a full-time dealership selling new seeding and tillage equipment from the Tye Company. From the beginning, Paul’s customers understood the value of personalized and knowledgeable service in farm machinery, specifically in niche markets.  Today the tradition of offering the absolute best equipment from the world’s most renowned manufacturers along with expert sales and service continues today.   

In 2006 Paul’s son Doug came home to join his dad in the family business full time.  With a commitment to growing the business to a larger and more diversified scale, sales have multiplied 10-fold since his return.  This has been accomplished by the offering of several new equipment lines, key additions in personnel and services that positions Paul Martin & Sons to be a force in the new and used equipment industry of Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan and Northeast Indiana. Doug’s role with the company is now General Manager and Sales Manager.  Doug also handles most marketing duties for the business on a day to day basis. 

Paul Martin & Sons took a larger step toward its status as a full-service dealership with the hiring of Ted Stover in 2011.  Ted brought the ability of the dealership to operate like its competitors by having an actual service department. Ted’s superior mechanical and fabrication skills gives Paul Martin & Sons a competitive advantage over other dealerships. Ted serves as both the Parts and Service Manager and has two full time employees working under him. 

In 2014 Eric Wiemken was hired as Paul Martin & Sons first full time, dedicated salesman. Eric travels Ohio, Michigan and Indiana engaging with customers and helping them to reach their farming goals with the right equipment for their operation.  With his easy-going personality and can-do attitude, Eric has earned the respect and trust of farmers throughout the area.  Eric has become a large part of the success of Paul Martin & Sons! 

On January 1, 2016, Doug Martin & Ted Stover officially purchased the business of Paul Martin & Sons form Paul Martin.  This investment by Doug and Ted ensures that Paul Martin & Son will stay a family owned and customer focused business for many years to come.   

Paul Martin and Sons was not finished growing in late 2018, when it struck a deal with Todd Kahrs of Kahrs Tractor Sales to purchase all Hardi sprayer and parts assets.  Paul Martin & Sons immediately became this area’s largest Hardi dealer in both trailer type and self propelled sprayers.  As part of the deal Todd is working full time at Paul Martin & Sons as a salesman and application specialist.  With Todd’s extensive customer base and 30+ years of sprayer and application equipment experience, Paul Martin & Sons is positioned to be a leading supplier of all types of application equipment in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and beyond. 

As our company has grown, the services we offer to our large customer base has expanded as well. Please look at our services page for more information on how we can help yield in your success!   

We thank you for taking the time to read more about our company.  We know, without a doubt, Paul Martin & Son’s has the best products in farm machinery available and the best people employed to help YOUR business grow.

Our Team

Doug Martin
General Manager, Owner


Todd Kahrs
Sales Representative


Ted Stover
Parts & Service Manager, Owner

Eric Wiemken
Sales Representative