The Nicolai Repair story truly started in 1976 when Leo & Joyce Nicolai opened the shop with one small building just outside Hampton, Minnesota. Coming off of working for a farm implement dealer, Leo saw an opportunity to work for himself and help out friends and neighbors with sales and repairs of small engine equipment, from snow blowers and lawn mowers to chainsaws and weed whackers.

As word spread, Nicolai Repair began to grow. With the addition of larger brands such as Snapper, Honda, Hustler, Scag, Shindaiwa, Briggs & Stratton and more, demand for equipment and service grew as well. At this point the shop expanded, adding warehouse facilities and a large indoor showroom, totaling 12,000 square feet across the entire facility.

Nicolai Repair has always provided excellent service, repair and sales to new and old friends across the area.

Business Philosophy

As a family-owned and -operated business, we put customer service first in all of our efforts. Our goal is to provide the highest quality and courteous service for all of our clients. We appreciate and recognize repeat business from our customers throughout the years.


Integrity | doing our best for every client, every time.
Efficiency | quoting appropriate time for repairs and following through.
Expertise | knowing our machines – and every brand we carry – inside and out.
Service | providing the highest quality service possible for all of our clients.