Staff

Sales

Charlie Luke - President/Owner

Charlie Luke

President/Owner
Phone: 860-678-7288
Charlie's career in the power equipment industry started in 1978 when he earned his degree in Agricultural Engineering and Technology from SUNY Cobleskill. Charlie grew within the business, gaining experience as technician, parts advisor, and sales representative. in 1986 his broad range of skills earned Charlie a promotion to store manager of a local John Deere dealership located in Unionville, CT. in 1994, Charlie had the opportunity to start his own dealership. Charlie seized that opportunity, and founded Farmington Valley Equipment. Under his leadership, Farmington Valley Equipment outgrew its location in Unionville, CT and was moved to its current location in Farmington, CT in 2002. Charlie's leadership has continued to guide and grow Farmington Valley Equipment into one of the premier power equipment locations in the area.
Bras Oliveira - Director of Sales

Bras Oliveira

Director of Sales
Phone: 860-678-7288 ext 120
Bras has accumulated over 30 years experience in the power equipment industry, working in many different capacities through his career including sales, parts, and service. He came to Farmington Valley Equipment in 2010, and served as the service manager until 2015 when he transitioned to director of sales. He continually helps in all departments, and his wide ranging knowledge of the business is a great asset to Farmington Valley Equipment. Bras is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Dave Eaton - Sales Rep

Dave Eaton

Sales Rep
Phone: 860-678-7288 ext 121
Dave graduated SUNY Cobleskill with a degree in Agricultural Equipment and Technology in 1997. He immediately began his career working for several power equipment dealers. In 2001 he began working as a salesman for Farmington Valley Equipment. In his spare time Dave enjoys collecting and restoring antique lawn and garden tractors.
Joe Kiszka - Sales Rep

Joe Kiszka

Sales Rep
Phone: 860-678-7288 ext 124
Joe grew up in the Farmington area, and has lived here most of his life. Joe accumulated plenty of sales, financing, and business experience though his career in the car industry. In 2013 he was looking for a change, and began his career at Farmington Valley Equipment in a sales capacity. Joe is also fluent in Polish.
Mike Russell - Sales Rep

Mike Russell

Sales Rep
Phone: 860-678-7288 ext 123

Parts

Mark Trahan - Parts Manager

Mark Trahan

Parts Manager
Phone: 860-678-7288 ext 111
Mark has accumulated over 25 years experience in the parts world. He spent 18 years at a local GM dealership as the parts managers before coming to Farmington Valley Equipment in 2008. Mark helps handle our online sales, shipping and receiving, and over the counter duties in our parts department.
Tyler Rodrigue - Parts Advisor

Tyler Rodrigue

Parts Advisor

Service

Rob Miller - Technician

Rob Miller

Technician
Rob's career has spanned almost 40 years in the power equipment industry. He began working on Kubota tractor and International trucks before moving to a John Deere dealership in Litchfield, CT in 1980. He spent 13 years working on John Deere equipment ranging from small lawn mowers all the way to large agricultural equipment. Then, in 1994, Rob teamed with Charlie to help get Farmington Valley Equipment off the ground. Rob has been with Farmington Valley Equipment ever since, and his knowledge and skills have been a valuable part of making FVE a success. Rob has completed several manufacturer training programs and is a John Deere Core certified technician.
Tim Bruey - Technician

Tim Bruey

Technician
Tim has over 35 years of experience working in the power equipment industry. He spent over 15 years working for a John Deere dealership in Litchfield, CT, where he fixed everything from small lawn mowers to large scale agricultural equipment. Tim began his career at Farmington Valley Equipment in 1997. He has spent time as a technician and service manager. His knowledge is a valuable asset to Farmington Valley Equipment. Tim has completed several manufacturer training programs and is a John Deere Core certified technician.
Mike Daly - Technician

Mike Daly

Technician
Mike has been with Farmington Valley Equipment since 1999. Prior to his time at Farmington Valley Equipment he gained experience working for a golf course, another power equipment company, and a landscaping company. He is a John Deere Core certified technician, a STIHL gold level certified technician, and a Scag gold level certified technician. Mike also attends school every year for Boss snowplows, and performs many of our snowplow and salt spreader installations and services.
Tom Kelley - New Equipment Setup Technician

Tom Kelley

New Equipment Setup Technician
Ken Birden - Road Technician

Ken Birden

Road Technician
Dan Mangione - Technician

Dan Mangione

Technician
Dan began his career in the motorcycle industry. He attended the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, and followed that with a 9 year career in a powersports dealership where he worked on motorcycles, dirt bikes, jet skis, quads, and utility vehicles. He started with Farmington Valley Equipment in 2014. He is currently enrolled in the John Deere training program and is on track to become core certified.
Jim Saulnier - Truck Driver

Jim Saulnier

Truck Driver
Lou Derosier - Service Writer

Lou Derosier

Service Writer
Miguel Vicente - Service Writer

Miguel Vicente

Service Writer
Mike Daigle - Mechanic

Mike Daigle

Mechanic
Matt McCoy - Mechanic

Matt McCoy

Mechanic

Office Staff

Amy Maher - Office Manager

Amy Maher

Office Manager
Phone: 860-678-7288 ext 101
Amy started her career at Farmington Valley Equipment in 1997 as a part-time employee. Her responsibilities quickly grew as the company continue to grow. Today Amy's primary responsibilities include accounting, billing, payroll, credit card processing, point of sale system management, and employee benefit management. She also serves on the planning committee for the FVE fall festival, the website development committee, and she coordinates catering for any events that might happen at FVE. Her behind the scenes efforts keep Farmington Valley Equipment running smoothly.
Dee - Receptionist

Dee

Receptionist
Phone: 860-678-7288
Jeanne - Receptionist

Jeanne

Receptionist