Our Team

THE CHOPPER PLACE FAMILY

Grant (Pops) Godron

Grant (Pops) Godron

Mechanic/CEO

Grant is 2nd generation Chopper Place family. Started here in 1980 while still attending high school, and was taught hands on by his Dad Kenny (who started the shop in 1971, R.I.P.). Has over 35 years experience as a Harley mechanic. He is an expert across the board, and is the go to for everything from Twin Cam to pre 1984 models including Flathead, Knuckle, Panhead, Shovelhead, and Iron’s. Has ridden and owned Harley’s for 40+ yrs. “Slow & Deliberate”

Jason (Jay) Nelson

Jason (Jay) Nelson

Mechanic/COO

Jay is 3rd generation Chopper Place family. He first started working here in 1991 after school; left multiple times to take over the world, but has been back now permanently for the last 5 years. Has more than 10 years experience working on bikes, studied business management, and has 5 years experience in finance and business development.  He has been wrenching and riding his whole life. “FUTHTSY”

Johnnie (LJ) Gray

Johnnie (LJ) Gray

Mechanic/Parts Manager

Started in the industry in 1998, when he was 16, as a porter. Has worked in the industry in different positions since then. Started his training as a mechanic in 2008 and graduated MMI for Harley-Davison’s in 2010. Did his own thing for a while before joining The Chopper Pace Family in 2016, and now has his dream job! Has a deep love for the Old School choppers. “Choppers are Forever”

Camden (Cam) Nelson

Camden (Cam) Nelson

Up and Comer

Cam is 4th generation Chopper Place family. Started him as soon as he could hold a wrench and stand on his own. We start them young around here, so keep your eye out for this one! “I’m Batman”

    Jesse (Gimp) Stidham

    Jesse (Gimp) Stidham

    GoFor/Helper

    Shop hang around for the last 2 year. Loves what we do and wants to learn. He ask all the right questions and is on his way.  “Hey you guys!!”

      Brian (Brain) Comini

      Brian (Brain) Comini

      Helper/Brother

      Has been a friend of the Chopper Place family for 25 yrs, and enjoys helping out and learning more at every opportunity. Been wrenching and riding all of his adult life, and we lost count of how many times he has been down. “I Know”

        Gary (Fudd) Bender

        Gary (Fudd) Bender

        Helper/Grunt

        Been hanging around for the last 4 years, so we ended up putting him to work. Specializes in heavy lifting and grunt work. Rides like a bat out of hell! “Lets Race”

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