Our Crew

Jeff and Tonia

Jeff and Tonia


Meet Jeff and Tonia, the heart and soul behind J & T Trailers! They embarked on this journey
because they saw a need in their community for better product selection, expert working
knowledge of their unique customers’ needs, and a level of service that feels like family. Their
story is driven by the values of fairness, honesty, gratitude, kindness, spirituality, and creativity.
Jeff began this business after nearly 30 years of selling products and services at a leading farm
and lawn equipment dealership. With his extensive experience, Jeff knows trailer and truck bed
products better than anybody else. His commitment to honesty is unwavering; he will never sell
a product unless he truly believes in it—both in quality and in value. Jeff graduated from
Wyoming Technical Institute in 1991 with an Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Diesel
Technology. Since even before then, he has loved working with his hands, including welding and
working on just about any aspect of farm machinery. His innovative approach to problem-solving
showcases his creativity, always striving to find the best solutions for his customers.

Tonia joined J & T Trailers after 25 years in healthcare, bringing with her a wealth of skills in
organization and problem-solving. When interacting with Tonia, you will quickly learn that
relationships are everything to her. Whether you are a customer or a vendor, everyone is treated
with fairness and kindness, ensuring that everyone feels valued and respected. Her gratitude for
each interaction shines through, creating a warm and welcoming environment. Tonia is not just
an administrative powerhouse; she has also been known to tie down and haul a few trailers herself, showing her hands-on commitment to the business.

Their core values and their commitment to their family, faith and community drive Jeff and Tonia in all they do. Their spirituality guides their business practices, fostering a sense of purpose and integrity in every interaction. They are deeply rooted in their community, dedicated to making a positive impact and building strong connections. Their family values extend to their business, ensuring that everyone feels like a part of the J & T family. Jeff and Tonia strive to help each of their customers attain their goals and make their lives easier, combining their expertise with a
personal touch.

At J & T Trailers, you are not just a customer—you are family. Experience the difference that fairness, honesty, gratitude, kindness, spirituality, and creativity can make. Join the J & T family today and let Jeff and Tonia help you achieve your goals with products and service you can

John Lensing


John Lensing currently resides in Hermann, Missouri with his wife Sabryn, two cats and two dogs. He obtained his Associates Degree in Business Management/Sales at East Central College in Union, Missouri. Before coming to J & T Trailers he spent two years managing two different Red Wing Shoes locations in St. Louis, Missouri. This setting helped him gain sales experience and further fueled his passion for sales, people, and happiness of doing something he loves!

John’s grandpa used to tell him, “Happiness is the key to life, if you are not happy in what you are doing or with your life, then why are you doing it.” This is a driving force behind how he lives his life and what he brings to J & T Trailers every day.

John Lensing
Tony Henson

Tony Henson

Service Technician and Fabricator

Tony is a seasoned family man and skilled craftsman. Tony has been happily married to Michelle for 30 years and is a proud parent to three children, two married and one engaged. He is also a loving grandparent to two grandchildren. Originally from Japan, M, Tony settled in Owensville after five years of marriage. His expertise lies in fabrication, welding, truck and tractor repair and factory maintenance.

Tony loves spending time with his family, backyard BBQ’s and going on camping trips! In his spare time, Tony enjoys building swing sets, picnic tables, BBQ pits and restoring antique tractors. Tony’s life is a blend of family, craftsmanship, and passion for hands on projects. He cherishes his role as grandparent and finds joy in creating and restoring items that bring happiness to others.

Natalie Kopp

Technical & Administrative Assistant

Natalie resides in Hermann, MO and is attending State Tech pursuing a degree in Business Administration. At J & T Trailers she wears many hats. Some are hands-on tasks like torquing and stickering trailers or keeping the shop clean and organized. She will also be gaining practical experience, given her degree pursuit, by stepping into more of the business administration responsibilities.

Beyond work and studies, she loves spending time with her family and friends hanging out or going on adventures!

Natalie Kopp
Sonny Kiel

Melvin “Sonny” Kiel


Sonny resides in Hermann, MO with his wife, Virginia, “Shorty” of 53 years. He stopped by to check on the status of his trailer on order and found himself being the answer to a prayer of some much-needed help hauling trailers.

When Sonny is not hauling trailers, you will find him hiding in a duck blind, fishing, or spending time with his family. Sonny is hard working and puts his heart and soul into all he does. He also does not meet a stranger!