Jim is part-owner of Lauf Equipment, son of Harold Lauf, and grandson of Alex Lauf (founder). He has worked at Lauf Equipment since he graduated from Helias in 1979, after his two older brothers and sister. Before working full time, he raised hogs, cows, and geese. Jim mostly works with the technicians in the service department, but can sometimes be found in the parts and sales departments. Jim married Betsy in 1981 and has two children and five grandchildren. Jim’s favorite holiday is April’s Fool Day, but he is ornery all year round.