Kenny’s Small Engine Repair is owned and operated by Kenny Potmesil. In 2001, he moved back to Newman Grove with his wife Mary from Gulf Port, Mississippi, after serving 24 years in the Navy. While in the Navy, he toured many locations, including Haiti, Japan, Puerto Rico, Okinawa, Spain and Adak, Alaska. He then worked at Lindsay Manufacturing for 10 years before working at his shop full time. In 2007, he bought the shop he is currently in at 200 South 6th Street. He works on lawn mowers, chainsaws, weed eaters and various other small engines. He sells lawn mowers, chainsaws, snowblowers, side-by-sides and other small equipment. He is a dealer for Ariens, Masport (mowers and edgers) and recently started selling Tar River products that include tractor-mounted mowers and spreaders. His shop carries a variety of parts and supplies for small engines, including oil and filters.
Kenny emphasized the need to “Shop local! Support your local communities to keep them striving and your small shops and businesses in your town.”