Sonny Lensman has been serving the Small Nation team and our numerous tenants at Maintenance Manager since 2014.

Sonny is responsible for maintaining all of Small Nation’s properties and making sure that everything is working properly. He is a self-taught fixer of all things, and learned the basics while working on construction with his father and constructing Kingdom Halls with his church. Through his electrical, plumbing, HVAC and carpentry skills, Sonny strives to make sure commercial and residential tenants are comfortable and ultimately happy with their space. He is also responsible for creating our property procedure manuals.

He enjoys creating relationships with our many tenants and contractors, watching the team help small businesses succeed, and has been featured in a starring role in some of Small Nation’s videos!

Sonny lives in Bellefontaine and is dedicated to his family; Angela (Mother), Charles (Father), Bridget (Sister), Amy (Sister), Brad (Brother), Gabe (Brother), and Aaron (Uncle). When he is not working, he can be found at Kingdom Hall, debating with friends or studying the world in general. Always with a coffee in hand.

In Sonny’s words:

What was your first job?

Working with my Father in construction.

What was your worst job?

A local factory. I hate factory work! I also hate pressure.

What motivates you? Why do you get up every day to do this kind of work?

Coffee & problem solving is a big motivator. I enjoy the challenge of trying to solve problems in practical manner.

What are you surprisingly good at?

  • I don’t know very many recipes, but there are a few things I cook well, and those who partook said it was— “well-done!”

What are 3 personal beliefs or values you hold strong to and act in support of?

  • The golden rule, as many recognize it: “All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must do to them…”-Matthew 7:12

How do you feel Small Nation helps to affect people’s lives for the better?

It is a wonderful thing driving through town and observing so many people fill the streets, sidewalks and businesses

What is your personal motto?

If you can be a book, be a pop-up book, for then no one can read you. They will just stare at you in amusement, and never want you to end.

What do you really want? Be honest.

  • To never feel bored
  • To ALWAYS be curious
  • To question everything
  • To make others laugh, especially when they feel like crying. And to make people laugh at things they should be crying over.