Lonnon Jensen has had a passionate interested in vehicles since he was 2 or 3 years old. His dad brought home two Suzuki 50 four wheelers which Lonnon used to chase dogs while riding them. Lonnon started wrenching around that same age. Most of the time he was just copying what his dad was doing. One memory is when he was about 3. He was watching his dad taking apart one of the new 50s, while he did it Lonnon took apart the other mimicking what his dad was doing without his dad realizing it.. His dad found out only when Lonnon asked for help to remove the head. This passion only grew as he got older to bigger things like messing with a Yamaha 350 warrior, and a lawn mower all in the name of more power. He progressed to working on cars around the age of 6 when he found a torx screwdriver and proceeded to remove every lens on the the family station-wagon just before church. By the age of 12 he was very mechanically inclined and enjoyed working on automobiles. Around this time is when he met Todd for the first time. Todd was Lonnon’s older brother’s best friend.
In 1999 The family got their first diesel, a 1999 Ford F350 7.3l Powerstroke. The power behind the wheel was addicting. Yet, the next step was how to give it more power and make it go even faster. He has been hooked on diesels ever since. Eventually he ended up owning that truck and a 2000 Excursion 7.3l Powerstroke. He now owns a 1993 Dodge D250 Cummins extended cab that he has increased fuel via the fuel screw as well as putting on a straight pipe. He also has a 2001 VW TDI New Beetle that he is learning to tune via software available for his car. He has also done a mufflerectomy on it, and plans to install nozzles and a twin turbo setup.
In 2003 in Lonnon’s mind, it was a logical progression to go from working on cars to building computers. He started building computers for himself because he found it was less expensive than buying a premade system. He quickly learned the software side of things because he was getting viruses and refused to pay someone else to do something he could learn to do himself. In 2007 he started working at Dell’s prosupport call center where he quickly realized he knew enough to repair computers on his own. This was confirmed when he could tell the customer exactly what was wrong and how to fix it before the computer could load up the answers to give the customers. He would have to keep them on the line just so his computer could catch up to what he had already accomplished. He also started playing with web design, setting up servers and learning other things to cut costs without cutting out quality in his home computer systems. With these talents he decided to start his own business. In 2011 he opened Any Computer Any Problem which lasted for 4 years when he decided to close up shop because he was offered a higher paying job.
Lonnon continued to work on his diesel truck and bug as a fun hobby combining his computer and diesel knowledge when Todd approached him with his new business Power Driven Diesel. Of course he discussed it with his wife first, but once he had her blessing; he jumped at the chance to turn his passion into his profession. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy every day of their job doing what they love!