Owners

Hartill's Mountain Saw & Tractor is locally owned & operated by Paul & Carmen Hartill.

Paul Hartill - Owner

Paul Hartill

Owner
Paul grew up in Chewelah and spent much of his youth working alongside his father, Bill Hartill, the founder of Hartill’s Saw Shop. Paul further developed his technical and business skills working for power equipment dealerships in Spokane and Olympia, WA. After 20 years of service at J & I Power Equipment in Olympia, Paul and his wife, Carmen, decided it was time to move “home”, raise their family and carry on the family business. While employed at J & I Power Equipment, Paul was involved in all facets of the business – from service to sales and management. He handled many of the same power equipment brands that are now offered at Hartill’s. Over the past 10 years, Paul has grown the business from a Stihl saw shop to a multi-line dealership for outdoor power equipment and small to mid-size tractors. The business was renamed Hartill’s Mountain Saw & Tractor, and relocated in 2014 to a renovated showroom next to the historic grain elevator in Chewelah.
Carmen Hartill - Owner

Carmen Hartill

Owner
Carmen grew up in Chewelah and graduated from Jenkins High School (where she met Paul). Following high school she moved to Seattle to attend college and pursue a career in the fashion industry where she worked for 15 years in design, embroidery, and customer service. With two small children at home, Carmen worked as a recruiter and HR manager for a software company, and ran a home-based cottage business making and selling Waldorf dolls through her own website. Carmen joined Hartill’s Mountain Saw & Tractor when the business expanded in 2014, taking on the role of inventory management, marketing, and customer service. Paul and Carmen are thankful for such a wonderful and supportive community, and are glad to be back in their hometown. Carmen still enjoys sewing and the arts, and gets her “fashion fix” designing and sewing the costumes for the Chewelah float. On the rare occasion that Paul is not working, he can be found spending time with his family, watching sports, or enjoying the outdoors on his motorcycle.

Staff

Chris Schatz - Parts Sales Associate & Service Writer

Chris Schatz

Parts Sales Associate & Service Writer
Chris Schatz: Chris brings 30 years of diverse work experience to Hartill’s as our Parts and Service Associate. He has been employed in all 13 western states working in fields including construction, heavy industry, service and retail. Chris is a native of Spokane, with roots in Hawaii & the Philippines. He is a proud father of three children with interests in skiing, horses (heavy draft), and the outdoors.
Malynda Montgomery - Bookkeeper, Sales Associate

Malynda Montgomery

Bookkeeper, Sales Associate
Jamie Fuller - 2-Cycle Technician, Sales Associate

Jamie Fuller

2-Cycle Technician, Sales Associate
Phone: 509-935-8829
Jamie has been with Hartill’s for over five years as our 2-cycle/chainsaw technician. Born and raised in Chewelah, Jamie has been tinkering on engines for most of his life. Jamie recently achieved his Gold Level certification with Stihl, and attended training for lithium ion technologies. Jamie is well versed on other types of equipment, so often can be found on the sales floor assisting customers. His outside interests include working on his Toyota pickups and four wheeling.
Eric Elledge - 4-Cycle Technician

Eric Elledge

4-Cycle Technician
Phone: 509-935-8829
Eric was raised in Valley and is a Jenkins High School graduate, where he studied small engine repair. Eric is our 4-cycle/small engine mechanic and is a Stihl Bronze Level certified 2-cycle technician. He is currently working on his certification with Honda. In his spare time, he can often be found cutting wood or turning a wrench – as he enjoys collecting and restoring classic cars, chainsaws, and basically anything old.
Jeff Potter - ATV / UTV Technician, Tractor Service & Assembly

Jeff Potter

ATV / UTV Technician, Tractor Service & Assembly
Phone: 509-935-8829
Jeff, a longtime resident of Washington, has been turning a wrench since he was old enough to drive. He has experience working on automotive, marine, recreational, construction and farm equipment. He has about five years of professional experience as a mechanic, and currently spends most of his time at Hartill’s working on tractors or ATV's. In his spare time he enjoys getting out of the shop into the great outdoors.
Dan Flanik - Tractor Technician

Dan Flanik

Tractor Technician
Phone: 509-935-8829
Gabe Goforth - Tractor Technician

Gabe Goforth

Tractor Technician
Phone: 509-935-8829
Gabe is a farm boy from Valley and has been taking things apart and putting them back together since he was a kid. Gabe is graduate of the diesel mechanic program at Spokane Community College. He began as an intern at Hartill's while in college, then worked full time until he was lured to the bright lights & big city of Spokane. Though Gabe is now employed full-time with Penske Trucking, he continues to work one day a week at Hartill’s doing tractor repair and trouble shooting electrical issues.
Jonathan Walsh - Assembly Technician

Jonathan Walsh

Assembly Technician
Phone: 509-935-8829