Jon is the son of Jim Lauf. He has grown up around Lauf Equipment in the service department. He currently works full time as a mechanical engineer at a local electric power plant, but helps out most every weekend in the shop. While attending Helias and St. Louis University, Jon worked part time as a service technician. After graduating from SLU with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Jon worked full time at Lauf Equipment as a warranty reporter and service technician from 2005-2008. He is an Agco Qualified Service Technician. He has also been trained in Gehl XPRT Service, Echo Factory, and Dixon Serviced Clinic. Jon lives in Jefferson City with his wife, daughter, and two sons.