Sect. 1 of 4 Hastings Tribune Business Outlook Industry Feb. 5, 2010 Inside 2 3 — Dutton-Lainson — Engines remain the attracts global cus- driving force behind tomers from its Industrial Irrigation. Hastings base. 2 — One of the first businesses ever to set up in Hastings, Borley Moving and Storage will be celebrating its 135th anniversary this year. 4 — T-L Irrigation handles agriculture crisis to remain one of the few center pivot manufactorers still in the busi- ness. Committee sets sights on entrepreneurs ERIK BUDERUS firstname.lastname@example.org Craig Eckert, chairman of the Chamber retail oversight committee, and its other members have learned quite a few things about the retail side of business since the nearly 20-member com- mittee began meeting more than three years ago. They’ve learned about the process it takes to bring a major chain to town. They’ve learned what some of the shopping habits of Adams County cit- izens are and what those citizens want in Hastings. And, among other things, they’ve learned there’s a lot of ambition and ideas in Hastings. That, Eckert says, is what the committee is pri- marily focused on now. In late 2005, the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce asked the Hastings Utilities Board of Public Works for $50,000 a year to start a cam- paign to focus on retaining business in Hastings and recruiting others to open shop here. Three years later, the oversight committee com- pleted a survey, hiring David & Associates of Hastings to conduct a phone survey of coun- ty residents. The survey “ was to determine the It’s certainly pos- BRENT McCOWN/Tribune shopping habits and sible that we can Businessmen Yoshio Kato (facing away) and Mitsuaki Suda, both with Nishiyama Corp. in Japan, meet with Bruckman Rubber Co. Vice the types of businesses President Mike Tebbe, President Jack Schreiner (middle right) and Roger Aspen Jan. 14 at Bruckman Rubber. that consumers within have an Applebee’s type the county wanted to see in Hastings. experience with- Dave Buchholz of out having that David and Associates, name above the Diversity, experience define success presented the results of door. BRUCKMAN RUBBER the survey during the Chamber’s annual ” KEEPS MOVING FORWARD meeting at the Adams - Dave County Fairgrounds in JOHN HUTHMACHER 2008 and to the Buchholz, email@example.com F Tribune for publication Retail or nearly 50 years, Bruckman Rubber in the 2008 edition of Oversight has been a major supplier of custom Business Outlook. molding of rubber products, com- From that time to Committee pression, injection and transfer mold- now, Eckert says the ing. committee has worked hard at satisfying the Founded in 1961 by Chuck Bruckman, and needs of consumers and residents as indicated by his wife, Ricky, the Hastings company has that survey. braved many a challenge through the years “When you take a survey like this and you try on its way to becoming one of the industry’s to put in an action plan, you don’t get a set of most diverse suppliers. Creating more than instructions with it. So, we’re trying to make a 2,500 different parts for businesses around the functioning body that, at some point, you can world, the company is well known for its abil- look back and say, there are tangible results to ity to bond rubber to metal and substrates. this thing,” Eckert said. A former employee of another local mold- While Eckert and Buchholz say the committee ing company, Midwest Molding, Chuck decid- remains focused on recruiting, that focus has ed to start his own business when Midwest shifted somewhat to finding individuals interest- began to show signs of faltering. When that ed in opening a shop or restaurant in Hastings business eventually folded, Bruckman’s com- BRENT McCOWN/Tribune rather than the large chains. pany was positioned to fill the void, enabling it to thrive and grow early on. Bob Mavigliano guides rubber as it comes out of the mixer Jan. 14 at Bruckman Rubber. There’s several reasons for this thought process, Buchholz said. Still owned by the Bruckman family, the off a handful of its employees in 2009 thanks to a fast response by local firefighters, “There’s two prongs to what the committee is business now is managed by Jack Schreiner, because of a drop-off in orders received. the company was able to rebound without a all about,” he said. “One is recruitment of new who holds the titles of president and chief “It was like falling off a cliff,” Schreiner work stoppage. businesses to town. And the other is retention of executive officer. Schreiner, the company’s said. “Work dried up in a hurry.” “We were lucky,” Tebbe said. “The wind was what we’ve got. We’re starting to realize that third CEO, replaced predecessor Bill Woods With business at the company’s tool and coming out of the north and the fire started Hastings is probably down the list a bit in terms of in 2000. A native of Nebraska City, he has dye shop now beginning to pick up, Schreiner outside of the building. It’s an old building worked for the company since 1977. said he is optimistic economic recovery is with brick fire walls, and that saved us. top communities for some of the top brand name “It’s been a great company,” Schreiner said. imminent. In the meantime, he’ll rely the “We lost most of our raw materials and chain restaurants. The question we’ve asked our- “The Bruckman family are just tremendous company’s diversity to keep things moving some finished product, so the next day we selves and the question the report proposed was, people. I can’t even begin to describe what a until the economic storm has run its course. started calling our suppliers and getting ‘Where’s the opportunity in this town?’ great company this is to work for.” “We’re a very strong company that’s been materials coming in. Working around the “We believe, strongly, that the opportunity for Based on longevity, Schreiner’s enthusiasm for around for nearly 50 years, so we know how this town — yes, we want to continue to chase clock, we were able to get things out again.” the company apparently is shared by its other to react to difficulties and know that it’s just the brand names — is to be the place that has Fallout from the recession posed an even employees, as well. One such company veteran part of the business cycle,” he said. “We’ve things that nobody else has, to be the destination greater challenge to production in 2009, is vice president Mike Tebbe, who has logged prepared well for it. As far as we’re con- where people want to go for something rather Tebbe said. That said, he is confident the more than four decades with the company. cerned, what’s happening around the world than a cookie cutter of Grand Island or Kearney.” company will bounce back even stronger in “We have years and years of experience and the U.S. is important, but we can’t con- There has been progress with this approach, 2010 and beyond. Eckert and Buchholz said. with our personnel who work here,” Tebbe trol those things. said. “And we need to have that experience “We can only control what we can in our “We feel that we can go into the future Recently, niche shops such as Climate, a cloth- because we’re diversified,” he said. “We’re ing store, and Winestyles, a specialty wine shop, because we run over 2,500 different parts. It’s own business. We don’t have all our eggs in the experience of our people that’s going to one basket. We manufacture parts for dozens not tied to any one thing or industry. have opened downtown. The Courtyard, a fam- bring us into the future.” of different industries. That’s one of the rea- “And not everybody can jump into the ily-oriented, sit-down restaurant has opened at the Imperial Mall. “We have a loyal staff and we try very hard sons we’re still in business after all these years.” rubber business. You’ve got to know what Kitty’s Roadhouse will be opening soon under to keep our core people intact,” Schreiner said. Employee loyalty and upper management you’re doing. We’ve gone from a company new management, complete with a new look As with many global businesses, Bruckman leadership have enabled the company to ride making parts that anybody could make to and a focus on new clientele. Rivals, a sports bar has experienced a drop-off in business since out numerous challenges over the years, specializing in parts that not everyone can near Menards and the softball complex, is slated November 2008. Coming off its best year Tebbe said. A plant fire in July 2000 threat- make. That’s why we’re still here.” to open soon, as well. ever in 2008, the company was forced to lay ened to bring the business to a standstill, but Please see BRUCKMAN/page S10 Please see COMMITTEE/page S10 S2 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 135 YEAR Anniversary One of Hastings’ originals celebrating milestone birthday RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ the last name Borley. firstname.lastname@example.org “It was a privilege to take over In 1873, Jack Borley came to the company from Harry,” Hastings by train. When he got Bauder said. off the train, he had one prob- Even though the company lem: He had no way to move his got its start transferring goods belongings anywhere. With that between railroad depots and in mind, Borley Moving and personal goods, today the com- Storage was formed in 1875. pany focuses on transferring The company located at 138 large equipment and machinery S. Lincoln Ave. is celebrating its and truckload freight. 135th anniversary in Hastings. The company discontinued When the company was in its its household services at the AMY ROH/Tribune infant stages, it specialized in same time it terminated its affil- transferring goods between rail- William Hermes is president of Dutton-Lainson Co. road depots, using horse-pulled iation with Mayflower in 2008. carts. The company also trans- The company’s new focus has been of service to the community. Using the global market ferred personal property. While the business doesn’t One item of note the compa- rely on horse-pulled carts any- ny helped transport recently more, that’s not the only was Hastings College’s bronze change that’s happened with bronco statue “The Spirit” the business in the past 135 which sits near the entrance to DUTTON-LAINSON years. the parking lot to the Osborne UTILIZES ITS RESOURCES Harry A. Borley managed the Family Sports Complex. The company as a fourth-generation statue was transported to SHAY BURK owner from 1945-83. And in Hastings from Colorado. The email@example.com 1983, current owner Dennis business also helped the college F or nearly 125 years, the Bauder took the reigns. Bauder move into the new Morrison- Dutton-Lainson Co. has perse- is the first owner of the 135- Reeves Science Center. vered through good and bad year-old company to not have Please see BORLEY/page S10 economic times and even the Great Depression. “We’ve been in business a little over 120 years and learned over those years that things fluctuate. You make certain Outlook explores decisions to help you focus on the next 120 years. We’re more focused on business, retail the next 120 than the last 120, but they give us unique perspective on how to go forward,” said Dean Poppe, from the ground up the company’s personnel director. ness at all. O Dutton-Lainson was started as a ne doesn’t have to small harness and horse collar shop in be a particularly If nobody needed anyone to 1886 by William Dutton and a few keen observer to build them a home, there’d be friends. Harry Lainson joined the com- come to the real- no construction or contractors. pany in 1920 and a few years later the Tribune ﬁle ization that there If everybody grew and made Dutton-Lainson Company was born. are citizens in Hastings who are their own food, there’d be no Dutton-Lainson employees work at the factory in this September 1957 ﬁle photo. Over the years, the company has need for grocers. If we all made the company hard. stand the longevity,” he said. “By doing unhappy with some of the used its resources and looked to the our own clothes, there’d be no outside world to keep the business eco- “Overseas, we had a huge market retail services offered in that, we’re keeping those people so need for clothing stores or tai- nomically viable. that almost shut down. Then they Hastings. when we get those busy times, we have lors. And on and on. In fact, during World War II, the weren’t making big orders. They Whether the people we need and we’re not going You get the idea. That’s the company received two Army-Navy E wouldn’t order for four or five residents to have go back and find people.” basic building block for busi- awards for excellence for producing months,” he said. “The good thing is believe there’s Hermes said there’s no doubt the a shortage of ness. materials needed for the war effort. we didn’t really lose any customers.” employees appreciate when the family restau- Someone recognizes a need Today, the company produces a vari- Fortunately, Hermes said the foreign ety of products under different names employer keeps them on because of rants or places and finds a way to satisfy that markets are slowly coming back. that are shipped around the world. Coming on as the company’s new their skills even when times are tough. to shop for need. “Our diversification across the busi- president in 2009 was quite a challenge Poppe said there is a mutual respect clothes or if In this year’s edition of ness spectrum is a strength,” Poppe said. for Hermes as it was one of the most between the employees and staff that Hastings is Business Outlook, the Tribune That diversification is through the difficult years in the company’s history. makes for a great team at Dutton-Lainson. Erik is exploring that fundamental lacking in some Buderus manufacturing, wholesale distribution For two months last year, employees “Our people have consistently shown business idea by taking a closer other type of and printing facets of the company. in the company’s manufacturing divi- a strong work ethic and dedicated look at several local businesses business, resi- William Hermes, the president of sion painted, cleaned and did everything themselves to success of company,” he and understanding how they dents are rather expressive with Dutton-Lainson, said the company in the plant other than creating product. said. “And in reverse, we have great came to be. their opinions. also benefits from the fact that it sells “We put our people to work paint- respect for that. There’s that mutual How did Hastings industrial This is not a unique problem icons such as Bruckman to customers across the country and ing, cleaning,” Hermes said. “I mean respect for customers and each other.” that exists only in Hastings. Rubber, Dutton-Lainson, around the globe. our plant hasn’t looked this good in As a way to keep more employees on years. You know what though, they And, believe it or not, people Industrial Irrigation and T-L However, Dutton-Lainson’s largest through the difficult times, Hermes market for sales is Florida where had a job through it all.” are listening. Irrigation grow to be as strong In fact, while many Fortune 500 said employees were given extended Individuals, committees and as they are today? How have wenches are in high demand for all of the boats and boat trailers. companies were laying off workers, holiday weekends and unpaid furlough organizations interested in they survived through the While the international market has Dutton-Lainson kept on about 90 per- days during those times to cut costs. improving the community are years? Where are the roots of been an asset for the company, which cent of its workforce through the hard- The employees were notified ahead listening. Investors are listen- the business? How can these refused to move overseas like its com- est times in 2009. of time to work out issues with their ing. Entrepreneurs and people businesses be used as models petitors, Hermes said the global finan- “We held more people than we prob- families. with ideas are listening. for new businesses looking to cial situation over the past year has hit ably should have, but we also under- Please see DUTTON-LAINSON/page S8 After all, were it not for become successful? needs, there would be no busi- Please see BUDERUS/page S8 WHEN YOUR NEED IS GREATEST. Livingston Butler Volland FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER • Traditional Services • Memorial Services • Cremation Services • Event By Wire 1225 N. Elm Ave. 2416 Osborne Drive East THE HOME OF HASTINGS FIRST AND ONLY CREMATORY! FAMILY AND FRIENDS UNABLE TO ATTEND ARE ABLE TO VIEW SERVICES THROUGH THE INTERNET! 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Jones In 105 years, the Hastings in the implement and buggy busi- Tribune has survived storms, ness,” said Justin Osborne, president fires, competitors and facelifts. of Industrial-Irrigation and son of Despite all that, the Tribune has Jack Osborne. never missed publication in all “Really, the big change came in of its years as a daily newspaper. the ’50s, when Industrial-Irrigation The most recent threat to that Services, as it exists today, was incor- feat was the blizzard that hit the porated and basically became an Hastings area during the 2009 engine house,” Justin said. “When Christmas holiday. White-out somebody asks, ‘Explain in one or conditions, snowdrifts and closed two words what you are,’ we’re an roads made it impractical for engine house. We sell engines and employees to travel to work engine-related products.” Christmas night, which was a Charles Osborne, father to Jack, Friday, to publish the Saturday joined the A.H. Jones Co. full-time morning edition. Instead, the after graduating from Hastings press deadline was moved to 10 College in 1930. A.H. Jones was the a.m. Saturday so that the Tribune son of C.H. Jones and an uncle to could hit newsstands before noon. Charles Osborne. The Tribune’s early history The A.H. Jones Co. was an automo- began when Adam Breede bile dealership. Charles established bought the Independent-Tribune Industrial-Irrigation as a division of AMY ROH/Tribune for $1,750 when he was 21 years A.H. Jones Co. in 1955, starting on Justin Osborne is president of Industrial-Irrigation Services. old. He changed the name to the the lower floor of the A.H. Jones Hastings Tribune and published building on Third Street, on the site service manager. been with John Deere,” Justin said. Despite the hurdles, Industrial- it once a week. In 1905, Breede where Heritage Bank now is located. Industrial-Irrigation also sells a A second hurdle, and one the com- Irrigation enjoys continued success. turned the weekly into a daily. Charles ran the A.H. Jones Co. variety of engine-related parts and pany continues to encounter, is the When asked why that is, Justin During Breede’s time, alone, from 1954-65, following the components, Justin said, and is a regulation of engine emissions by pointed toward company values of Hastings had 13 newspapers: 10 death of A.H. In 1965, he sold the dealer of HIPOWER generators. the Environmental Protection integrity and honesty. weeklies and three dailies. automobile business and built the The company employs about 30 Agency. These regulations have been “It was always valued, but I think Despite the competition, the first part of the buildings where people, with employment numbers in place for years, but are tiered to now more than ever those traits are Hastings Tribune survived. Industrial-Irrigation Services now is fluctuating annually during irrigation become gradually more stringent. appreciated by the customer. They’re An avid outdoorsman, Breede located at 221 E. J St. season. It runs a branch office in Industrial-Irrigation must go to great important because it seems that our went on a hunting trip to Africa Jack joined the company full-time in Garden City, Kan., with one employ- expense, in both time and equip- society has kind of gotten away from and contracted black fever. In 1970, and Justin did the same in 1998. ee. That office sells parts and is a dis- ment investments, to meet them, that,” he said. “In business, I see peo- 1928, Breede died of complica- Industrial-Irrigation buys engines tribution point for some dealers in Justin said. ple appreciate that more and more.” tions from the disease. from General Motors, John Deere and Kansas, Justin said. “We’re constantly going toward “And that’s upheld by everybody Ownership of the paper passed others, then customizes those engines Industrial-Irrigation has encountered the technology side of things. Our here,” Justin added. “All of our on to Breede’s brother and sister, for a range of uses. Its three main mar- obstacles over the years. When the engine builds are becoming more employees have that same mentality, David Breede and Louise Engle. kets are agriculture, industrial equip- company lost its distribution of the and more complicated than they same approach. Fairness, honesty. It’s They sold it to Fay Seaton and his ment and the oil and gas industry. Perkins Diesel Engines line in 1989, the were just 10 years ago,” said Brown, important for our reputation and our sons in 1937. Fred Seaton These engines run on a variety of loss could have badly hurt the compa- a 14-year employee of Industrial future success, too.” became the publisher. fuels and operate in a wide range of ny. But six months later, Jack secured a Irrigation. “Government regulations Ongoing customer service and Even before its 50th birthday, contexts, Justin said. The company John Deere distributorship. Industrial- no longer permit us to put out an attention to quality of the product the Tribune was almost destroyed has put out an average of 150-200 Irrigation now sells John Deere engines engine that just runs. We have to also are important pieces to the twice. In 1930, the deadliest tor- General Motors units and probably to a four-county area. make sure that it’s fuel-efficient, non- Industrial-Irrigation success, Brown nado in Hastings’ history crip- 50 John Deere units every month, “That was important for our suc- polluting, have to document every- said. pled wire services and damaged said Mike Brown, production and cess. The last 20 plus years now, we’ve thing behind it.” Please see INDUSTRIAL/page S12 the Tribune building. 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Inc. www.FarrisConstruction.com S4 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Hastings Equity Grain Bin still going strong RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ email@example.com 100 YEAR In 1910, a group of 15 busi- Anniversary ness men and farmers founded the Hastings Equity Grain Bin was the highest point for the Manufacturing Co. The compa- company,” Langford said. ny produced steel grain bins and “When we moved, we also pur- other tanks for a variety of uses. chased new equipment.” The company has now been The company has since producing steel products in expanded beyond steel produc- Hastings for 100 years. tion, though. Hastings Equity The manufacturing company Grain Bin Manufacturing Co. was originally located at 301 W. added plastic molding to its pro- Second St., but by the end of the duction in 2006. The addition of first year, the owners voted to this service allowed the compa- move to 120 E. Second St. where ny to make plastic stock tanks there was more trackage and eas- and other products. ier access to the railroad lines. When the company added plas- By 1915, the company began tic to its production, it purchased a offering steel scalding tanks, smoke houses, garbage cans, machine to do so, but that wasn’t artesian well casings and auto- good enough for Langford. mobile garages. “We’re big enough that we The company’s early fortunes can build some of our own ran dry in May 1930 when a tor- machines or add to ones that nado hit the area. Most of the we purchase, specializing them products on display and the for our needs,” Langford said. business’s buildings were The machines allow the com- destroyed along with machin- pany to make its own plastic ery needed for the season. molds, too. In 1953, the production of With around 30 employees, AMY ROH/Tribune grain bins was discontinued; the company’s size allows it to however, by this time, the com- do nearly every aspect of busi- Dave Thom (left) and Jim Thom are pictured at T-L Irrigation Jan. 14. pany had expanded into the ness in-house. Everything from making the machines that make livestock feeding industry. Today, the company’s original stocktanks are still the largest product line, current president the custom molds to shipping the finished products is done in- house. The company owns its own fleet of semi-trailer trucks One of the few left standing Bill Langford said. and pays its own drivers. The company, located at 1900 Summit Ave., now pro- “If we can do it better and T-L IRRIGATION HANDLES duces its products in a 150,000 cheaper ourselves, we are going AGRICULTURE CRISIS square-foot building. to do it,” Langford said. “We “(Moving to the new facility) outsource very little.” TONY HERRMAN firstname.lastname@example.org F ollowing the agricultural pros- College sophomore perity of the 1970s, many busi- nesses in the industry were ill Tribune’s winter intern prepared to handle the agricul- ture crisis of the 1980s. Not T-L Irrigation. The Hastings company, which has sold center pivot HASTINGS TRIBUNE minor is Spanish. irrigation systems — the yellow T-L email@example.com Stefankiewicz currently serves sign attached — to farms across the Ryne Stefankiewicz served as at the editor-in-chief of the world, weathered that storm to an intern at the Hastings Hastings College Collegian, the become one of just a handful of com- Tribune for the month of Tribune ﬁle campus newspaper. Previously, panies still in the center pivot business. January. Stefankiewicz served as a copy edi- “I think we were just financially sta- T-L Irrigation’s ﬁrst building is pictured in this September 1955 ﬁle photo. As the intern, Stefankiewicz tor, news editor and sports editor ble,” said Doug Soderquist, T-L head 45 or more pivot companies that “We probably grew slower than we was responsi- for The Collegian. He also served engineer who began working full-time sprung up that were building pivots.” could have during those times, we did- ble for writing as a beat director for HC Media. with the company in 1973. “During The companies that weren’t finan- n’t extend ourselves as much as we the anniver- He has also worked for KFKX the ’70s there was a real boom in irri- cially secure had a lot of trouble mak- could have, and when it did slow sary stories for gation and there was probably up to and HCTV6, the school’s cam- ing it through that storm. Please see T-L/page S12 the Business pus radio and TV stations. He is Outlook sec- tion and a member of the Society of updating the Collegiate Journalists. Stafankiewicz is a graduate of H.E.D .C. G R OW TH C EN TER Tribune’s busi- ness directory, Elkhorn High School in Omaha among other Stefankiewicz and the son of Susan Swenson duties neces- and Scott Stefankiewicz. sary for the completion of the Although he has no definite future plans, Stefankiewicz’s special section. A sophomore at Hastings goal is to work for a metropoli- ings r k h Ha s t , N E ha s ind u s t ia l pa r s w it a va ila b le a c r ge ea tan newspaper in the Midwest. College, he is majoring in media production with an emphasis in He plans to graduate from r a nd ind u s t ia l b u ild ings fo ryo u rex pa ns io n need s . print journalism. Stefankiewicz’s Hastings College in May 2012. Economic Development is a Community Project. 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Ad ja c entt U.S. r k t o Measuring life by rule and square? Or am I a wrecker walking my town • Roadside Assistance ne es Hw y #2 8 1 (To m Os b o r Ex pr s w a y), 14 m iles t o Content with the labor of tearing down? • Jump Starts • Lockouts er a e- o Int s t t 8 0 . HED C w ill finis h t yo u rs pec ific need s . Edgar Guest • Tire Changes • Winching • Gas Delivery • Junk Car Removal • Indoor Storage Ha s tings Ec o no m ic • Private Property Impounds Call Today! po a io D evelo pm entCo r r t n P.O. B o x 110 4 , Ha s t ings , N E 6 8 9 0 2 8 Pho ne (4 0 2 ) 4 6 1- 4 0 6 (402) 462-9802 4 Fa x (4 0 2 ) 4 6 1- 4 0 0 w w w .ha s tings ed c .c o m 4405 N. Gunpowder Circle, Hastings m @ e- a il: d ha u s s ler ha s t ings ed c .c o m , ive ec o D ee Ha u s s ler Ex ec u t D ir t r HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Business Outlook S5 95 YEAR Anniversary Business directory MLMH 1st Stop ◆ Address: 520 S. Burlington ◆ Owner/Manager: Pester Marketing/ Tara Nielson, Ace Concrete Inc. ◆ Address: 614 S. Cedar Ave. Ace Rent to Own ◆ Phone: 402-463-1100 ◆ Founded: 1973 ◆ Services: Animal feed — bird and pet feed Adams County Feed LLC ◆ Fax: 402-463-7351 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.agp.com ◆ Founded: 1995 ◆ Services: Ag processing American-Marsh Pumps ◆ Address: 2599 S. Cornhusker Hwy. Amerifax Cattle Association Inc. continues manager ◆ Phone: 402-462-9002 ◆ Fax: 402-462-9002 ◆ Services: Gas station, convenience store 281 Truck and Trailer ◆ Address: 1040 W. Second St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Evelyn Pano ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Phone: 402-462-4700 ◆ Address: 219 S. Woodland Ave. Ste. 9 Adams County Offices ◆ Address: 500 W. Fourth St. AGP Grain Marketing ◆ Address: 2315 W. Hwy 6 ◆ Owner/Manager: Ag Processing Inc. ◆ Employees: 36 ◆ Address: 400 N. Minnesota Ave. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 435, Landmark to grow ◆ Fax: 402-462-6424 ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry Woodman, board chairman ◆ Phone: 402-463-2446 Center ◆ Address: 9135 Osborne Drive W. ◆ E-mail/Web site: acerenttoown.com ◆ Employees: 140 ◆ Fax: 402-463-2007 ◆ Phone: 402-462-2944 ◆ Owner/Manager: Eric Belgum and Christine Belgum ◆ Founded: 2006 ◆ Phone: 402-461-7107 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Fax: 402-462-2611 ◆ Employees: 7 ◆ Services: Rent, or rent to own: furniture, appliances, ◆ Fax: 402-461-7185 ◆ Founded: 1959 ◆ E-mail/Web site: Leslie.A.Stramel@AMPF.com ◆ Phone: 402-463-8737 TVs, just about anything and everything ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.adamscounty.org ◆Services: Grain storage, merchandising, seed, fertiliz- ◆ Founded: 1993 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.281trucktrailer.com ◆ Founded: 1872 er, chemical application ◆ Services: Financial planning products and services RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ ◆ Founded: 2006 Ackerman Septic Service ◆ Services: County Government email@example.com ◆ Services: Truck/trailer parts and service ◆ Address: 1695 N. Adams Central Ave. Ahlman Janitorial Service Ameritas Financial Services Sometimes when tragedy ◆ Owner/Manager: Willie Ackerman Adams County Senior Services ◆ Owner/Manager: Todd Steiner ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., Ste. 420 2K Electric ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Owner/Manager: Duane Biede ◆ Address: 509 S. Bellevue Ave. strikes, something magical can ◆ Address: 415 N. Third Ave. ◆ Phone: 402-463-2554 ◆ Owner/Manager: Coleen Sedlacek ◆ Phone: 402-462-9428 ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Owner/Manager: Bill Krueger/Kelly Adelson ◆ Founded: 1983 ◆ Employees: 8 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Phone: 402-463-1913 happen. That was the case for ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Services: Empty septic tanks ◆ Phone: 402-463-4439 ◆ Founded: 1962 ◆ Fax: 402-463-2143 William and Alice Lanning. ◆ Phone: 402-469-6887 ◆ Fax: 402-463-6971 ◆ Services: Commercial janitorial services; carpet ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Founded: 2005 Acme Printing ◆ E-mail/Web site: cleaning; stripping and waxing tile floors ◆ Founded: 1982 The Lanning’s daughter, ◆ Services: Residential, farm and commerical electri- ◆ Address: 109 N. Burlington Ave. www.adamscountyseniorservices.com Airgas North Central ◆ Services: Life, health, disability insurance; mutual Mary, had gone away to South cal company ◆ Owner/Manager: Milo F. Kocourek ◆ Founded: 1975 funds; retirement planning, long term care; group and indi- ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Services: Congregate meals, caregiver support, in- ◆ Address: 101 E. J St. vidual insurance, medicare policies Hampton College to pursue a 3-Points Tire Service ◆ Phone: 402-462-2317 ◆ Address: 1112 S. Elm Ave. ◆ Fax: 402-462-2313 home services Albers Auto Repair Amigo’s/King's Classic career in social work. While ◆ Owner/Manager: Roy and Terry Haines ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org Adams Land Title Company ◆ Address: 701 E. South St. ◆ Address: 607 S. Burlington Ave. home for the holidays in 1909, ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Founded: 1946 ◆ Address: 422 N. Hastings Ave., Ste. 102 All Magic Home Brew Supply ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Meyer ◆ Phone: 402-463-4748 ◆ Services: Commercial Printing ◆ Owner/Manager: Michael W. Kassebaum ◆ Employees: 25 she became ill with what is now ◆ Founded: 1978 ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Address: 306 S. Hastings Ave. ◆ Phone: 402-463-5923 ◆ Services: Tires, retail and wholesale Action Cab ◆ Fax: 402-463-7694 known as pneumonia. ◆ Phone: 402-463-4198 Allen Custom Cabinets ◆ Founded: 1986 A Perfect Gift LLC ◆ Address: 142 E. Sixth St. ◆ Fax: 402-463-6480 The illness took Mary’s life in ◆ Owner/Manager: John Bartu, owner; Jackie ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Address: 1510 N. Kansas Ave. ◆ Services: Fast food restaurant featuring Mexican ◆ Address: 710 W. 16th St. Knehans, manager ◆ Founded: 1979 ◆ Owner/Manager: Lane Allen cuisine, hamburgers, cheese Frenchees, malts and shakes January 1910. ◆ Owner/Manager: Jocelyn Weber ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3826 ◆ Services: Title insurance, abstracting, escrow clos- Ampride Convenience Store William and Alice dedicated ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Phone: 402-831-8294 ings, 1031 exchanges ◆ Founded: 1984 ◆ Phone: 402-462-6060 ◆ Fax: 308-381-2300 ◆ Services: Custom cabinets of all types/ woodwork- ◆ Address: 1410 W. J St. the next five years of their lives ◆ Fax: 402-462-6061 ◆ Founded: 2002 Adler Auction Service ing ◆ Owner/Manager: Bob Matthies traveling the world, researching ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Services: Transportation in Hastings vicinity and to ◆ Address: 5770 West D.L.D. Road Allen’s Superstore ◆ Employees: 15 ◆ Services: Floral and gifts; specializing in unique floral Grand Island and Kearney ◆ Owner/Manager: Ora Adler ◆ Phone: 402-461-3714 and constructing a hospital in designs, weddings, funerals and special occasions ◆ Phone: 402-463-3377/ cell- 402-984-5781 ◆ Address: 1115 W. Second St. ◆ Fax: 402-463-7263 Adams Area Chiropractic Office ◆ Owner/Manager: Bryant, Erik and Kristen Allen ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.cpicoop.com the memory of their daughter. A-1 Exeterminating ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Employees: 170 ◆ Founded: 1996 ◆ Address: 1619 W. 12th St. ◆ Web site: www.adlerauction.com ◆ Phone: 402-463-5633 The couple opened the doors ◆ Address: 321 S. Hastings Ave. ◆ Founded: 1989 ◆ Services: Convenience store; auto/truck fueling Adams Central Public Schools ◆ Fax: 402-463-5665 to Mary Lanning Memorial ◆ Services: Auction service ◆ Founded: 1958 Ampride Convenience Store A-1 Fiberglass ◆ Address: 1090 S. Adams Central Ave. ◆ Services: Department store and supermarket Hospital on Jan. 15, 1915, near- ◆ Address: 4495 S. Gunpowder Circle ◆ Owner/Manager: Shawn Scott Advance America Cash Advance ◆ Address: 1414 N. Burlington Ave. ◆ Employees: 121 ◆ Address: 211 S. Burlington Ave. Allied Merchandising/Cash-Wa ◆ Owner/Manager: Roger Flohrs ly five years to the day of the A-One Concrete and Construction ◆ Phone: 402-463-3285 ◆ Owner/Manager: Charity Garza ◆ Employees: 15 ◆ Fax: 402-463-6344 Candy Co. ◆ Phone: 402-461-4911 death of their only child. ◆Address: 4515 W. Assumption Rd. ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Fax: 402-463-7263 ◆ Owner/Manager: Shawn Meyer ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Phone: 402-463-8649 ◆ Address: 737 West First St. This year, the hospital is cele- ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Founded: 1966 ◆ Fax: 402-463-7581 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Pederson ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.cpicoop.com ◆ Services: Public education ◆ Employees: 13 ◆ Founded: 1997 brating its 95th anniversary in ◆ Phone: 402-462-3332 ◆ Services: Payday cash advance, money gram serv- ◆ Services: Convenience store, auto fueling and food ◆ Phone: 402-462-6311 ◆ Fax: 402-462-2722 Adams County Agricultural ices, prepaid netspend cards, gift cards, bill pay ◆ Fax: 402-462-4458 Hastings. The hospital hasn’t ◆ Founded: 1997 court ◆ Services: Concrete contractors; construction. Society Advance Services Inc. ◆ Founded: 1946 Amtrak stopped growing since opening ◆ Services: Wholesale candy; paper goods; janitorial remodels, decorative concrete stamping and coloring ◆ Address: 947 S. Baltimore Ave. ◆ Address: 213 S. Burlington Ave. supplies; distributed grocery items, fruits and vegtables, ◆ Address: 501 W. First St. its doors. ◆ Owner/Manager: Sandy Himmelberg ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian D. Gallagher ◆ Owner/Manager: Greg Giespert, manager A&N Plastic Molding Inc. ◆ Employees: 3 and over 10,000 items Within two years of the hospi- ◆ Employees: 7 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6685 Allstate Insurance Company ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Address: 1114 Garfield Ave. ◆ Phone: 402-462-3247 ◆ Phone: 402-462-5703 tal’s opening, Alice passed away, ◆ Owner/Manager: Arlo Stark ◆ Fax: 402-462-4731 ◆ Fax: 402-463-4241 ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 223 ◆ Founded: 1971 ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Services: Adams County Fair; building rentals; ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Owner/Manager: Greg Schultz ◆ Services: Passenger railroad and in her memory, William ◆ Phone: 402-463-1749 ◆ Founded: 1996 Oregon Trail Rodeo production; camping facilities; high ◆ Phone: 402-463-3636 Anderson Chiropractic: opened the Alice T. Lanning ◆ Fax: 402-463-1749 school rodeo finals ◆ Services: Staffing: full-time, part-time, and temporary ◆ Fax: 402-463-3611 ◆ Founded: 1980 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org A Creating Wellness Center Maternity Wing in 1917. ◆ Services: Injection molding; tool and die; mold mak- Adams County Chiropractic Clinic Advanced Realty, Inc. ◆ Founded: 1977 “This was a time when a lot of ing; sonic welding ◆ Address: 1239 N. Burlington Ave. Ste. 109 ◆ Services: Insurance/ Financial Services ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St., No. 50, Crosier Park ◆ Address: 406 N. Minnesota Ave. Abbott Laboratories ◆ Owner/Manager: John A. Cerveny ◆ Owner/Manager: Kathy Tessman Professional Center people didn’t have their babies ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Employees: 7 Almquist and Bumgardner ◆ Owner/Manager: Corey R. Anderson ◆ Address: 2430 N. Elm Ave. ◆ Phone: 402-463-3555 Counseling Services ◆ Employees: 2 in a hospital,” MLMH director ◆ Owner/Manager: John M. Northrop ◆ Phone: 402-463-5111 ◆ Fax: 402-463-6322 ◆ Phone: 402-462-9999 ◆ Fax: 402-463-5111 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.advancedrealty.com ◆ Address: 103 N. Minnesota Ave. ◆ Fax: 402-462-9545 of public relations and commu- ◆ Phone: 402-463-0355 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Services:Residential, commercial, acreages/farms, ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org nications Lisa Brandt said. Above Par Cars ◆ Founded: 1987 relocation, new construction, lots/land American Family Insurance ◆ Founded: 2000 ◆ Services: Chiropractic and Acupuncture ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 101 ◆ Services: Chiropractic, active release technique, pur- “Having a hospital with a ◆ Address: 911 West J St. AFC Prepaid Technologies Adams County Convention ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeff O'Donnell pose nutrition products, sound assisted soft tissue mobi- maternity wing was quite revo- Absolute Crop Insurance ◆ Address: 1924 W. A St. ◆ Phone: 402-463-2722 lization, hydromassage, creating wellness center ◆ Address: 1239 N. Burlington Ave. and Visitors Bureau ◆ Owner/Manager: Harold Scheierman ◆ Fax: 402-463-3657 Anderson Glass lutionary at the time.” ◆ Address: 100 N. Shore Drive ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Founded: 1982 Aside from providing health Access Title ◆ Owner/Manager: Kaleena Fong ◆ Phone: 402-461-4226 ◆ Services: Insurance ◆ Address: 1719 W. Seventh St. ◆ Address: 1239 N. Burlington Ave. Ste. 204 ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Fax: 402-461-4391 American Family Insurance Anderson, Jeff CPA CFP PFS care, one of the primary goals the ◆ Phone: 402-461-2370 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com hospital had when it first opened Ace Automotive ◆ Fax: 402-461-7273 ◆ Founded: 1994 ◆ Address: 704 East Side Blvd. ◆ Address: 2215 W. 12th St. ◆ Services: Wholesale telecommunications, point of ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Peters was also to provide education. ◆ Address: 223 S. Hastings Ave. ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.visithastingsnebraska.com ◆ Employees: 4 Anderson, Robert M.D., P.C. ◆ Owner/Manager: Elmer and Jodi Harpold ◆ Services: Tourism marketing sale activation (POSA) systems ◆ Phone: 402-462-4807 ◆ Address: 2115 N. Kansas Ave., No. 205 When the hospital opened its ◆ Employees: 3 Adams County Farm Bureau AFLAC ◆ Fax: 402-461-4807 ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert L. Anderson, M.D. ◆ Phone: 402-463-3329 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org doors, along with it came the ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.aceautomotive.biz ◆ Address: 1902 W. Second St. ◆ Address: 1130 W. Second St. ◆ Founded: 1983 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3634 ◆ Founded: 1997 ◆ Phone: 402-462-4111 ◆ Fax: 402-463-0033 Mary Lanning School of Nursing. Adams County Feed ◆ Services: Insurance — auto, home, life, health, busi- ◆ Founded: 1982 ◆ Services: Automotive repair, diagnostics, engine Ag Processing ness, farm and financial services ◆ Services: General surgery That education still continues on repair, shocks, brakes, tune-ups, transmissions, fuel injec- and Grain Co. Inc. ◆ Address: 2801 E. Seventh St. American Red Cross-Mid Rivers Andy’s Plumbing the hospital’s campus, but in the tions ◆ Owner/Manager: Mark Sandeen ◆ Address: 201 S. Lincoln Ave. Unit last 15 years, the school has Ace Cash Express ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert Asmus, owner; Elmer ◆ Employees: 175 ◆ Address: 2215 W. 12th St. ◆ Address: 3714 Cimarron Ave. Ste. 230 Heeren, manager ◆ Phone: 402-460-4459 ◆ Address: 415 N. Kansas Ave. Please see 2010/page S6 teamed up with Creighton University to offer the same bachelor of nursing program. “The school benefits the hos- rs. pital in providing nursing stu- dents and nurses for the hospi- Serv ing Hastings for 64 yea • Commitment • Hard Work • 1946-2010 tal,” Brandt said. dly P rou Its most recent project is the Century Project. “The Century Project is our largest, most ambitious project • Strength • Our hard work and yet,” Brandt said. The project is a three-year- plus construction project, commitment to this which is still in progress. community is why we’re Ground was broken on the proj- ect in 2008. strong. We’re your The project was started with the intention of coinciding neighborhood credit union, with the hospital’s 100th anniversary in 2015. offering members a host of The project added to the financial services. Join north and south parts of the hospital. The project on the today and benefit from the south side is complete. The south renovations included strength of our additional offices and expanded membership. the surgical services department. Serving the financial needs of people who live or work in the Hastings Area. HASTINGS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION The northside project is a seven-story addition, and its anticipated opening is later this year, Brandt said. Upon comple- Your savings federally insured to at least tion, the northside additions $250,000 & backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. will provided a new entrance to 707 N. Marian Rd. NCUA We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. www.hastingsfcu.org National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency Please see MLMH/page S10 The 500 West South Street P.O. Box 929 PLUMBING Hastings, NE 68902-0929 SHOWROOM 402-463-5555 • Fax: 402-463-6055 Serving the Greater Midwest Since 1946 STRUCTURAL STEEL & PIPE & REBAR FABRICATION STEEL DIVISION DIVISION 405 W. South Street 405 W. South Street P.O. Box 929 P.O. Box 929 Division of Kully Pipe & Steel Supply, Inc. Hastings, NE 68902-0929 Hastings, NE 68902-0929 Showroom Hours Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Office: 402-463-8000 Office: 402-463-5678 Fax: 402-463-5049 Fax: 402-463-5670 Evening & Saturday by Appointment Toll Free: 1-800-695-8559 Toll Free: 1-800-755-8559 WATS 1-888-295-8559 S6 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Big G evolves with times 2010: Business directory RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ email@example.com 80 YEAR Back in 1930, the Fleet Foote Anniversary Continued from page S5 ◆ Fax: 402-463-6688 ◆ Founded: 1998 ◆ Owner/Manager: Midstates Development, Inc. ◆ Employees: 2 Beck Law Office, P Attorneys .C., Oil station, located at the inter- Animal Clinic ◆ Services: Employment agency ◆ Phone: 712-258-3251 ◆ Address: 410 W. Fourth St. ◆ Fax: 402-463-5651 ◆ Owner/Manager: Mark A. Beck ◆ Address: 2905 U.S. Highway 6 Aunt Ruby Candle Co. section of Second and Colorado store opened at that same inter- ◆ Owner/Manager: Drs. Patrick Wahlmeier, Douglas ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Address: 107 W. J St. ◆ Founded: 1979 ◆ Phone: 402-463-4500 streets was an icon for com- section, but on the southwest Schwenka, Tim Overmiller, Bradley Jones ◆ Owner/Manager: Jerry and Caroline Goebel ◆ Services: Senior and disabled housing ◆ Fax: 402-463-4574 ◆ Employees: 25 ◆ Founded: 1993 merce in Hastings. corner. This store would eventu- ◆ Phone: 402-463-9805 ◆ Phone: 402-463-2433 B and R Body Shop, LLC ◆ Fax: 402-463-2433 ◆ Services: Law practice; estate planning; probate; Today, the business that has ally become known as Big G ◆ Fax: 402-463-9807 wills, estates, living trusts; real estate and tax law ◆ E-mail/Web site: info@animal-clin- ◆ Founded: 1999 ◆ Address: 808 S. Lincoln Ave. since evolved and adapted from Ace. ic.net/www.animal-clinic.net ◆ Services: Highly-scented jar candles and acces- ◆ Owner/Manager: Rob Lipker Becker Leasing, LLC ◆ Founded: 1960 sories, crafts, antiques and collectibles, grunge candles, ◆ Employees: 2 that service station is still an The business continued to ◆ Services: Veterinary services,animal hospital and fragrance sticks ◆ Phone: 402-463-4422 ◆ Address: 1501 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ Fax: 402-463-4422 ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Becker icon in Hastings. grow and expand, opening a 24-hour emergency care, boarding Aurora Co-op Hastings ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Phone: 402-461-4454 Big G Ace, 3202 Osborne commercial division inside the Anstine Fire Equip Co. ◆ Address: 4955 E. South St. ◆ Founded: 1980 ◆ Fax: 402-461-4146 ◆Services: Auto body repair and refinishing, glass ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org Drive West, will be celebrating hardware store in 1987. One ◆ Address: 1130 N. Colorado Ave. Auto Glass Center ◆ Founded: 1998 replacement and welding, frame straightening, door latch its 80th anniversary this year, year later, Robert F. Foote Antiques N Things ◆ Address: 131 N. Burlington Ave. replacement, hail damage repair ◆ Services: Real estate leasing ◆ Address: 1518 N. Lincoln Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeff Fitzke Back Alley Bakery Becker Transportation Inc. but the business has come a returned to help his father and ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Owner/Manager: Marilyn Gerritsen ◆ Address: 1501 S. Burlington Ave. long way since its days as a serv- grandfather in the family busi- ◆ Phone: 402-462-8574 ◆ Phone: 402-461-3909 or 1-800-779-3909 ◆ Address: 609 W. Second St. ◆ Fax: 402-461-4365 ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Becker ice station. ness. ◆ Founded: 2008 Baker, Larry MD, DDS, PC ◆ Employees: 40 ◆ Services: Selling antiques and collectibles, glass, ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.autoglasscenter.com ◆ Founded: 1992 ◆ Address: 501 W. Ninth St. ◆ Phone: 402-461-4454 In 1956, the oil station shift- Then, in 2002, the company dolls, furniture, toys, miscellaneous ◆ Services: Auto glass replacement and rockchip ◆ Fax: 402-461-4146 ed its focus toward supplying completed its latest major Anytime Fitness repairs, pickup sliders and machinery glass, mobile serv- Balanced Books, LLC ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ice, set up with all insurance companies ◆ Address: 1239 N. Burlington Ave. Ste. 103 ◆ Founded: 1980 farmers in central Nebraska and expansion and moved to its cur- ◆ Address: 3601 Cimarron Plz. No. 105 ◆ Owner/Manger: Jan Harding ◆ Services: Transportation ◆ Owner/Manager: Stu Nabower Auto Glass Experts northern Kansas with equip- rent location, which allowed for ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Employees: 3 Becker Warehouse, Inc. ◆ Phone: 402-462-5225 ◆ Address: 405 W. J St. ◆ Phone: 402-462-5544 ment and supplies, as General the business to expand into the ◆ Fax: 402-462-5226 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeff Fritzke/Brent Vorderstrasse ◆ Fax: 402-462-5544 ◆ Address: 1501 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ E-mail: balancedbooksLLC@hotmail.com ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Becker Supply. lumber industry. ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Services: 24-hour gym, personal training services, ◆ Phone: 402-463-0025 ◆ Founded: 2003 Three years later, the business The new facility is approxi- ◆ Fax: 402-463-0029 ◆ Services: Bookkeeping, payroll prep, property man- ◆ Phone: 402-461-4440 tanning ◆ Fax: 402-461-4146 moved to the northeast corner mately 90,000 square feet, mak- ◆ Founded: 2009 agment Applause Video ◆ Services: Autoglass, windshields, doors, backglass, ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com of Second and Kansas streets ing it the largest Ace Hardware pickup sliders, rockchip repair, window regulators and Baltimore Hair Studio ◆ Founded: 1990 ◆ Address: 314 N. Burlington Ave. ◆ Services: Warehousing, pallet refurbishing and was called Big G. Two years in the U.S. ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Truitt motors, machinery glass, insurance claims and semi ◆ Address: 319 N. Baltimore ◆ Employees: 13 windshields ◆ Owner/Manager: Latisha Morrow Beltone Hearing Service later, in 1961, a second Big G Please see BIG G/page S8 ◆ Phone: 402-461-4000 Auto Glass Pros ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Address: 2119 W. 12th St. ◆ Fax: 402-461-4019 ◆ Phone: 402-831-2572 ◆ Address: 1308 W. J St. ◆ Services: Haircare ◆ Owner/Manager: Robyn Flammang ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Founded: 1987 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jack Hani Hogan’s expands services ◆ Services: Retail: movie and video game rentals; sell movies; buy and sell used video games; disc repair center Arbor Education and Training- ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Phone: 402-463-7767 ◆ Fax: 402-463-7808 ◆ E-mail: email@example.com Bank of Doniphan ◆ Address: 800 N. Burlington ◆ Owner/Manager: Steve Anderson/Craig Marble ◆ Employees: 25 ◆ Phone: 402-463-5300 ◆ Founded: 1955 ◆ Services: Hearing aid sales and service Belville-Vondrak Eye Care CSA ◆ Founded: 2008 ◆ Phone: Doniphan 402-845-6565 or 402-462-6565, and Surgery RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ firstname.lastname@example.org 50 YEAR ◆ Address: 2727 West 2nd Street, Suite 338 ◆ Services: Glass replacement and/or repair Auto Repair and Service Hastings 402-462-6595 ◆ Fax: Doniphan 402-845-2220, Hastings 402-463- ◆ Address: 1414 W. 12th Street In 1960, Hastings had one Anniversary ◆ Owner/Manager: Shawna Alloway ◆ Employees: 15 ◆ Address: 305 S. Denver Ave. 7282 ◆ Founded: 1965 ◆ Owner/Manager: J. Kevin Belville, M.D. ◆ Employees: 11 ◆ Phone: 402-984-8036 ◆ Services: Banking, financial services, insurance and ◆ Phone: 402-462-9191 small sporting goods store, ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com Auto Trim Designs and Signs investments ◆ Fax: 402-462-9192 offering hunting, fishing and its 50th anniversary in Hastings, ◆ Founded: 1985 ◆ Address: 1005 W. South St. ◆ Founded: 1995 ◆ Services: Contracted service provider to the ◆ Owner/Manager: Dan and Chris Huffman Barista’s Daily Grind ◆ Services: Medical/surgical (LASIK procedures) some athletic goods. Sensing where it has had three different Department of Heatlh and Human Services. Providing job ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Address: 2204 N. Kansas Ave. Beman’ s Appliance Service Inc. that the community had a incarnations. seeking skills training, coaching, employment retention ◆ Phone: 402-462-4013 ◆ Owner/Manager: Susan Overmiller ◆ Address: 729 E. Park St. and advancement to referrals from AHHS. ◆ Fax: 402-462-4704 ◆ Employees: 13 greater need for athletic goods, While the other stores closed, ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Phone: 402-463-6656 ◆ Owner/Manager: Steve Beman the Hastings’ location has man- Arby’s ◆ Founded: 1998 ◆ Founded: 2003 ◆ Employees: 7 Dick Oberg opened Hogan’s ◆ Phone: 402-462-2311 ◆ Address: 401 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ Services: Automobile accessories, signs, banners, ◆ Services: Coffee house ◆ Founded: 1982 Sporting Goods and Toys. aged to expand to more offer- ◆ Owner/Manager: MTG Inc, owner; Kimberly Karabel, lettering, window tint ◆ Services: Major appliances, refrigeration, heating ings — trophies and engravings, manager Barrel Bar Lounge The store discontinued selling ◆ Employees: 20 Auto Value and air conditioning repair; retail parts sales; Ionics water ◆ Address: 1200 E. South St. softner/conditioner, reverse osmosis sales, Carrier heating toys when larger supermarkets and in 1996 the store added its ◆ Phone: 402-462-4555 ◆ Address: 218 N. Lexington Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Sibert and air conditioning sales entered the area, store manager own screen printing section, ◆ Founded: 1983 ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Wendt ◆ Employees: 20 ◆ Services: Sandwiches ◆ Employees: 8 ◆ Phone: 402-463-9158 Ben Engel Construction Bob Stickels said, and the store too. Ariston Salon ◆ Phone: 402-463-5641 ◆ Founded: 1963 ◆ Address; 606 W. 35th St. “The screen printing has been ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Services: Restaurant, lounge ◆ Owner/Manager: Ben Engel dropped the toys in its name. ◆ Address: 614 E. Second St. ◆ Founded: 1976 ◆ Employees: 4 The Hogan name was derived a good part of out business since ◆ Services: Wholesale and retail auto parts; paint and Batesville Casket Company ◆ Phone: 402-984-0305 Artcraft Drywall Co. body supplies ◆ Address: 132 Highland Dr. ◆ Fax: 402-463-6205 from a store Dick’s brother, Bob we added it,” Stickels said. “We ◆ Address: 765 E. Grand ◆ Web site: www.benengelhomes.com have done trophies and engrav- Automotive Marketing Inc. Bath Bliss Gifts ◆ Founded: 2000 Oberg, owned in Fort Dodge, Artisan Painters and Decorators ◆ Services: Home building, concrete work, design and ◆ Address: 430 N. Minnesota ◆ Address: 536 W. Second St. Iowa, named Hot Hogan’s ings since the beginning. We’re ◆ Owner: William Barkell ◆ Owner/Manager: Tammy Orthman house plans, landscaping the only trophy and engraving Autotechs/SS Audio ◆ Phone: 402-461-4939 Benchmark 2000 Surveying Sporting Goods. ◆ Phone: 402-462-8756 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.bathblissgifts.net ◆ Address: 2224 W. Second St. ◆ Address: 3211 Village Drive Hogan’s Sporting Goods business in the area.” Askey, Douglas J., D.C., P.C. ◆ Owner/Manager: Kenneth Barrera ◆ Founded: 2007 ◆ Owner/Manager: Roger Parks stores once had locations in The sporting goods store has ◆ Address: 422 N. Hastings, Ave., No. 105 ◆ Employees: 3 Bauer & Howard Dental Care, ◆ Phone: 402-463-2361 ◆ Owner/Manager: Douglas Askey ◆ Phone: 402-463-0422 ◆ Founded: 1999 Kearney, Grand Island, Omaha also played a role in the com- ◆ Phone: 402-462-2727 ◆ Fax: 402-463-0449 LLP munity’s youth sports. The ◆ Fax: 402-462-2953 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org Benchmark IV Real Estate and Des Moines, Iowa. But ◆ Founded: 1999 ◆ Address: 2115 N. Kansas Ave., No. 202, ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St. Ste. 336 ◆ Founded: 1998 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeffrey A. Howard and Charles D. today the only one remaining midget football program in ◆ Services: Chiropractic physician ◆ Services: Automotive repair, mobile audio, video and Bauer owners; Patty Bassett, manager ◆ Owner/Manager: Linda Chartier; CRS, owner Hastings stores its equipment in navigation, satellite radio and car remote starters and ◆ Employees: 10 ◆ Phone: 402-463-2361 open is in Hastings. Associated Staffing Inc. ◆ Fax: 402-463-2399 alarms. Various auto aftermarket products such as under- ◆ Phone: 402-462-6410 ◆ Web site: www.benchmarkiv.com This year, Hogan’s Sporting the company’s basement. The ◆ Address: 1023 W. Second St. glow lighting ◆ Fax: 402-462-4463 ◆ Founded: 1997 Goods, located at 743 W. midget football program also ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian McMahon/Melissa Worthing Autumn Park Apartments ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Services: Real estate sales/brokerage ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Founded: 1977 Second St., will be celebrating Please see HOGAN’S/page S8 ◆ Phone: 402-462-5116 ◆ Address: 411 S. Elm Ave. ◆ Services: Dentistry Please see 2010/page S7 First St. Paul’s First Congregational United Church of Christ First 2810 West 7th St. Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Presbyterian Lutheran Church (Corner of 7th St. & Marian Rd.) Hastings, Nebraska 68901 Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 501 N. Burlington Ave., Hastings, NE 68901 Telephone: 402-462-4136 Church Phone: (402) 463-1329 www.firststpauls.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday School Classes for all ages preschool through adult. 621 North Lincoln Avenue, Hastings, NE 68901 Pastor Joel Remmers, Senior Pastor Child and Infant Care Pastor Adam White, Associate Pastor (402) 462-5147 provided during worship service. Traditional Worship Services: Saturday - 6:00 p.m., Sunday - 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey with Communion on the first weekend of each month Active Women’s Fellowship. Rev. John H. G. Curtiss Contemporary Worship Service: Sunday - 10:30 a.m. with Communion on the third Sunday of each month Active Jr./Sr. High Youth Sunday Worship Services 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. (Worship Broadcast: 1230 AM Radio - Sun. 11:00 a.m.) Group. (Telecast: Channel 12 - Sun. 2:30 p.m.; Wed. 2:00 p.m.) Church School 9:45 a.m. Kid Konnection-A Minsitry Educational Ministries for All Ages: for Children K-6. “Proclaiming the love of Christ in the heart of Hastings since 1873” Sundays – 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays – 5:15 – 8:00 p.m. www.fpchastings.org – Also offering the “Stephen’s Ministry” Caring Program– “An Inclusive Family of Faith Reaching Out in Christ’s Love” Lakeside Community Church Sunday Worship 9:00a SS & Bible Class 10:30a 700 West 22nd Street Wed. Family Night Supper 5:30p Hastings, NE 68901 Wednesday Worship 6:30p 402-463-6776 LCMS Wednesday Midweek Classes 7:15p Senior Pastor, David L. Speicher Associate Pastor, Melinda J. Runcie Sunday Bible Classes 9:30 a.m. 906 N. California Ave. Sunday KidZone Family Worship 9:30 a.m. Hastings, NE 68901 Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 a.m. 462-9023 Ministries for all ages - Wednesdays 5:00-8:00 p.m. www.lcchastings.com “Our Church can be your home.” Pastor Marcus Mackay www.peacelutheranhastings.org North Shore Assembly of God Lutheran Church 100 W. 33rd, Hastings, NE 68901 of the Good Shepherd 462-5742 1338 N. Saunders • 463-2087 316 N. Lexington Ave., Hastings, NE Senior Pastor Tony Anderson 402-462-6365• www.hastingsberean.org SUNDAY: WEDNESDAY: Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship at 9 a.m. Sunday School - 9:45 a.m. Family Night - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. Worship Service - 10:45 a.m. at the church Wednesday Awana/Youth Group at 6:45 p.m. Broadcast Sunday 6:30 p.m. Children’s Service - 10 :45 a.m. Pulse Youth Service - Life Groups Throughout The Week Wednesday 10:30 a.m., on Channel 12 7:00 p.m. at 405 West 2nd St. or Paul K n ott,Seni Pastor; Rev. Steven Peeler, Pastor 1st & 3rd Sunday evening of the month - Life Groups meet. f der, ate Jef Schn ei Associ Pastor HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Business Outlook S7 75 YEAR 2010: Business directory Anniversary Continued from page S6 ◆ Phone: 402-462-2242 ◆ Owner/Manager: Marianne Stineman Brokerage Specialists Inc. Bernard Pavelka Trucking Inc. ◆ Address: 1215 E. J St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Dwight D. Dunsworth and Tom Pavelka ◆ Services: Sandwich delicatessen Big G Ace ◆ Address: 3203 Osborne Drive West ◆ Phone: 402-462-5762 ◆ Founded: 1991 Bohrer’s Floors ◆ Owner/Manager: Todd E. Hoins ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Phone: 402-751-2602 ◆ E-mail: email@example.com Cornhusker Press ◆ Employees: 27 ◆ Phone: 402-462-4650 ◆ Fax: 402-462-2711 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert F. Foote and Amy White ◆ Employees: 72 ◆ Phone: 402-462-5181 ◆ Fax: 402-462-2125 ◆ Founded: 1930 ◆ Address: 827 W. First St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Bud Bohrer Bonici Brothers Pizza ◆ Founded: 1985 ◆ Services: Insurance and investments Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. expanding business ◆ Founded: 1976 ◆ Address: 1414 N. Burlington Ave. ◆ Services: Hardware, home improvement, lumber, UPS sta- ◆ Address: 600 W. Second St. ◆ Services: Transportation of refrigerated and dry freight; Borley Moving & Storage ◆ Owner/Manager: Denoy Smith RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ repair and maintenance of trucks and trailers. Associate dealer tion, paint color matching, screen and glass repair, key duplicat- ing, carhartt clothing ◆ Address: 138 S. Lincoln Ave. ◆ Employees: 3 email@example.com for International trucks. Heavy duty alignment. Work on all ◆ Phone: 402-462-9311 makes of vehicles, RV's, buses, firetrucks and construction Bill Hamburger Remodeling ◆ Owner/Manager: Dennis R. Bauder ◆ Fax: 402-462-9312 Since its conception 75 years ago, Cornhusker Press, cranes. ◆ Phone: 402-462-2177 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org 451 W. Second St.,, has grown from an in-house print- ◆ Address: 839 N. Webster Ave. ◆ Founded: 1875 Bernardo’s Steak House & Lounge ◆ Owner/Manager: Bill Hamburger ◆ Founded: 1970 ◆ Services: Household goods moving and storage; heavy ◆ Services: Men’s, women’s and children’s shoes er for the Dutton-Lainson Company to one of the ◆ Address: 1109 S. Baltimore Ave. ◆ Employees: 6 equipment rigging. ◆ Owner/Manager: Scott and Holly Munger ◆ Phone: 402-469-8551 or 402-463-0480 Bruce Furniture largest commercial printers in Central Nebraska. ◆ Employees: 35 ◆ Fax: 402-463-0447 Bosselman's Inc./Pump ‘N’ Pantry The printing company, a division of Dutton- ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Address: 295 S. Marian Rd. ◆ Phone: 402-463-4666 ◆ Address; 1630 E. South St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Doug Bruce ◆ Fax: 402-463-4666 ◆ Founded: 2001 ◆ Owner/Manager: Terry Topham, Rhonda Chaney Lainson, primarily serves the Tri-City area in an effort ◆ Services: Additions, roofing, concrete, siding, kitchens, ◆ Employees: 7 ◆ Founded: 1970 bathroom, windows, doors, drywall, new construction ◆ Employees: 11 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3223 to stay local, general manager Mary Ostrander said. ◆ Services: Restaurant and lounge ◆ Phone: 402-462-5832 ◆ Fax: 402-463-3619 ◆ Fax: 402-462-5832 “But we do have some (customers) that are outside Bert’s Drug, Inc. Bill’s Floor Refinishing, Inc. ◆ Services: Truck stop, mini convenience store ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Founded: 1984 the Tri-City area, too,” she said. ◆ Address; 700 W. Second St. ◆ Address: 3220 S. Smokey Hill Rd. ◆ Services: Retail furniture sales ◆ Owner/Manager: Tom Choquette and Creighton Uridil ◆ Owner/Manager: Bill and Connie Saathoff Boyd’s Full Service Vending The company expanded its services with the addi- ◆ Employees: 14 ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Address: 3800 Osborne Drive East Bruckman Rubber Co. tion of new presses. When the company first started it ◆ Phone: 402-462-4343 ◆ Phone: 402-462-6682 ◆ Owner/Manager: Tim Boyd ◆ Address: 101 S. St. Joseph Ave. ◆ Founded: 1928 ◆ Founded: 1979 ◆ Employees: 20 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jack Schreiner printed in black and white. It then added a two-color ◆ Services: Pharmacy ◆ Services: Wood floor laying and refinishing ◆ Phone: 402-462-8131 ◆ Employees: 55 press. Today the business stays current with its four- BJN Manufacturing, LLC ◆ Fax: 402-463-2905 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3129 Bert’s Pharmacy ◆ Founded: 1997 ◆ E-mail: email@example.com color press. ◆ Address: 1021 W. 14th St. ◆ Address: 2599 S. Cornhusker ◆ Services: Vending ◆ Founded: 1961 The company has six presses. The facility spans 3 ◆ Owner/Manager: Tom Choquette and Creighton Uridil ◆ Owner/Manager: Matt Neppl ◆ Services: Custom molded rubber products, weedseal, tool ◆ Employees: l5 ◆ Employees: 20 Brad Moncrief, L.L.C and die shop, production maching floors of the Victory Building. The company also does ◆ Phone: 402-462-4466 ◆ Phone: 402-462-4424 ◆ Address: 1239 N, Burlington Ave. Ste. 200 binding and mailing services, where when finished with ◆ Fax: 402-462-4180 ◆ Fax:402-462-4427 ◆ Owner/Manager: Brad Moncrief Buckin’ Chute ◆ Founded: 1962 ◆ Services: Cimarron livestock trailers ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Address: 1008 W. Second St. a project that needs mailed, Cornhusker Press will stamp ◆ Services: Pharmacy Black Dragon Tattoo and Piercing ◆ Phone: 402-462-5353 ◆ Owner/Manager: Ron and Tami Newbrey the envelopes and deliver them to the post office. ◆ Fax: 402-462-5353 ◆ Phone: 402-463-5511 Best Stop ◆ Address: 232 N. Lincoln Ave. ◆ Services: Law office ◆ Founded: 2008 The presses haven’t been the only changes in the ◆ Address: 2304 W. Second St. ◆ Services: Western wear — boots, clothing, jewelry, tack, industry over the past 75 years, Ostrander said. The Blades Hair and Nails Brad’s Down Under boot and shoe repair Best Tree Service ◆ Address: 626 S. Ross Ave., Ste. 101 ◆ Address: 202 N. Denver Ave. Buhr Landscape and Design technology that leads to the printing process has ◆ Address: 150 N. Woodland ◆ Owner/Manager: Alaina Bumgardner changed. ◆ Owner/Manager: Randy Weaver ◆ Employees: 4 Brad's Marine Inc. ◆ Address: 8920 N. Showboat Rd. ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Phone: 402-463-1188 ◆ Address: 2411 Osborne Drive East ◆ Owner/Manger: Joel Buhr “Since computers’ conception, the process has been ◆ Phone: 402-831-4883 ◆ Founded: 2004 ◆ Owner/Manager: Brad Albin ◆ Phone: 402-460-0568 ◆ Services: Hair, nails, products ◆ Founded: 1994 sped up,” Ostrander said. “When I started here, you ◆ Founded: 1982 ◆ Phone: 402-463-0738 ◆ Services: Arborist-total tree care ◆ Fax: 402-463-0754 ◆ Services: Planning and installing landscaping, sprinkler didn’t have the ability to save files. If there were cor- Blondies ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org systems, vinyl fence products, retaining walls Best Western North Shore Lodge ◆ Address: 1025 W. Second St. ◆ Founded: 1988 rections, you had to type a two-line correction. Now, ◆ Owner/Manager: Cheryl Burr and Sonja Dierks Building Blocks Daycare with the computers you can save files.” ◆ Address: 203 W. 33rd St. ◆ Services: Crestliner boats; Mercury and Evinrude out- ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Address: 214 W. Seventh St. ◆ Owner/Manager: David Goss boards and Mercruiser stern drives ◆ Owner/Manager: Lyndsey White The speed of the printing process has allowed ◆ Employees: 13 ◆ Phone: 402-462-8895 and 402-462-8805 ◆ Phone: 402-461-4076 ◆ Founded: 1991 Bramble’s Auto Sales ◆ Employees: 8 Cornhusker Press to expand its products. Five years ◆ Services: Hair care, hair care products, cuts, perms, wax, ◆ Phone: 402-834-0503 ◆ Fax: 402-461-1142 ◆ Address: 903 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ago the company added large-format printing, which ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org artificial nails ◆ Owner/Manager: Dallas Bramble ◆ Founded: 2009 includes products such as banners. ◆ Founded: 1997 Blue Moon Coffee Co. ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Services: Daycare ◆ Service: Hotel ◆ Founded: 1993 The new technology hasn’t always helped the 75- ◆ Address: 635 W. Second St. ◆ Services: Used cars, trucks and ATVs Bullseye’s Sports Bar & Grille Beyke Signs, Inc. ◆ Owner/Manager: Scot and Stu DeWitt year-old company, though. When personal comput- ◆ Employees: 11 Brand Wilson Funeral Home ◆ Address: 2017 W. Second St. ◆ Address: 317 E. South St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Kathy Anderson, Rod Strong ers and printers began to become more common- ◆ Owner/Manager: John E. Beyke, John J. Beyke ◆ Phone: 402-462-5214 ◆ Address: 505 N. Bellevue Ave. ◆ Fax: 402-462-4442 ◆ Employees: 36 ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Founded: 1997 ◆ Owner/Manager: Murray Wilson ◆ Phone: 402-463-9022 place, people began doing some of their printing at ◆ Phone: 402-463-9304 ◆ Employees: 10 ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Services: Espresso Bar, lunch menu, gifts, local art, enter- ◆ Phone: 402-462-5169 ◆ Founded: 1998 home, Ostrander said. ◆ Founded: 1965 tainment ◆ Fax: 402-462-5161 ◆ Services: Vinyl decals, computer generated graphics ◆ Services: Food and Beverage “Home computers have taken away some busi- Blue River Coatings ◆ Founded: 1933 BG & S Transmissions ◆ Service: Funeral service Bumgardner, Kory L. DDS ness,” she said. “People could do it themselves, now.” ◆ Address: 2910 S. Nebraska Ave. ◆ Address: 128 N. Lexington Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Christine Klein Brass Ring ◆ Address: 2217 W. 12th St. Ste. 3 Ostrander said that the company has changed and ◆ Owner/Manager: Kory Bumgardner ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Grubbs ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Address: 2201 Osborne Drive East ◆ Employees: 4 experienced highs and lows, but one thing hasn’t ◆ Emplyees: 5 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3962 ◆ Phone: 402-462-6484 ◆ Phone: 402-463-7781 or 1-800-422-4809 ◆ Fax: 402-463-4476 Brenda & Co. Floral ◆ Fax: 402-462-2444 changed — dedication to customer service. She said ◆ Fax: 402-463-7784 ◆ Services: Coatings for industrial application; water based ◆ E-mail: email@example.com that has allowed the company to sustain business for ◆ Founded: 1986 and non-hazardous ◆ Address; 316 N. Lincoln Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Rod and Brenda Breckner ◆ Services: General family denistry the past 75 years. ◆ Services: Automatic and standard transmissions, foreign Bob Sass Flowers, Inc. and domestic, front and rear wheel drive, clutches, transfer ◆ Employees: 4 Bunker Hill Hunting Resort cases, computer diagnostics and towing. Extended warranty ◆ Address: 2618 W. Second St. ◆ Phone: 402-462-5202 “We like to focus on customer service, and making ◆ Founded: 1990 ◆ Address: 30551 Road D repairs welcome ◆ Owner/Manager: Amy Sass Hamburger and Dave ◆Services: Plants, flowers (fresh, silk), balloons, wire servic- ◆ Phone: 402-726-2231 sure we accomplish things on time, no matter what Hamburger ◆ Founded: 1999 Big Dally’s Deli ◆ Employees: 8 es the project is,” Ostrander said. ◆ Services: Commercial hunting; waterfowl, big game, ◆ Address: 801 W. Second St. ◆ Phone: 402-462-2179 Brentwood Manor Apartments quail, pheasant and chukar, hungarian Partridge Another thing which has allowed the company to ◆ Owner/Manger: Michael Bruns ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Employees: 9 ◆ Founded: 1955 ◆ Address: 602 Leisure Lane Burger King remain stable through the years is its employees. ◆ Phone: 402-463-7666 ◆ Services: Retail flowers, plants, gifts, custom dried and Brodkey’s Jewelers ◆ Address: 618 S. Burlington Ave. Ostrander said that the average tenure of the compa- ◆ Founded: 1988 silk arrangements and full-service weddings. Great selection of ◆ Owner/Manager: Kay Robbins ◆ Services: Sandwich delicatessen home decor accessories, lamps, wall art and prints, clocks ◆ Address: 3609 Cimarron Plaza, Ste. 120 ◆ Phone: 402-463-7945 ny’s 20 current employees is more than 18 years. ◆ Phone: 402-462-4185 ◆ Services: Fast food “The employees’ experience is what makes Big Dally’s Deli Body Harmony ◆ Fax: 402-462-4673 ◆ Address: 610 E. South St. ◆ Address: 1148 Renae Lane ◆ Services: Jewelry, watches, jewelry and watch repairs Please see 2010/page S9 Cornhusker Press unique,” she said. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Hastings PROUDLY SERVING HASTINGS ANDTHE SURROUNDING AREA FOR 63 YEARS! Gibraltar Packaging has been a part of the Hastings Community for over 53 years. During this time our company has experienced tremendous growth, none of which would have been possible without the dedication and support of our people. Now as a part of the larger Rosmar Packaging Corportation, we have additional opportunities and exposure to larger markets for continued growth. We know that with the help of our employees, the possibilities are endless. To Our Employees: We would like to thank our employees for their continued support through a very trying, but successful year. We look forward to the many opportunities that 2010 brings and your commitment will ensure our continued success. Nebraska Folding Carton Nebraska Corrugated & Division Laminated Carton Division 2000 Summit Avenue 1701 East South Street Hastings, NE 68901 Hastings, NE 68901 North Carolina Division InterPack Industries Division 5465 NC Hwy 73 West 5301 West Mohave Mount Gilead, NC 27306 Phoenix, AZ 85043 Phone: (402) 463-1366 • Website: www.gibpack.com • Fax: 402-463-2467 S8 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Dutton-Lainson: Business utilizes its resources Buderus: Local business Continued from page S2 Employees were also cross Hermes is the grandson of Hal Lainson, the 97-year-old and we keep him abreast to what is going on,” Hermes to make America better,” he said referring to the WWII explored from ground up trained in different areas so icon of the company who first said. “And people love to hear award. “It’s because of the qual- everyone could help out and became president in 1950. He about him and see him. It’s a ity of product and manufactur- Continued from page S2 cess stories that can be found be useful while at work. served as chief executive officer real family-oriented business.” ing they pay attention to.” In Business Outlook, we’re on just about every street cor- And in March 2009, the from 1960 to 1974. No matter how big the com- In all the years he’s worked going to take a look at each of ner in Hastings. His son in-law and William’s pany has become from its hum- with the company’s leaders, these companies and how they Hopefully, some inspiration management decided to freeze grew “From the Ground Up.” will come out of reading about salaries for a year starting at the father, Charles, took over as pres- ble beginnings, Hermes said it’s Haussler said he believes the some of these success stories, We’re also going to get to top of the hierarchical ladder. ident in 1974 and just gave the always been a family business. driving force of the company the work the business know some of the most suc- Those salaries will be reviewed position over to his son last year. And Dee Haussler, executive has been making quality prod- cessful entrepreneurs in founders put in, the ideas they this year to consider any While Lainson doesn’t come director of the Hastings Economic ucts and Poppe agrees. Hastings. How did Bill and had and the risks they took. changes, Hermes said. around the business much any- Development Corporation, “The stability is our Tim Boyd get their start? What While many people may be Some of that management more, Hermes said his grandfa- believes it’s those family values strength,” Poppe said. “It’s the about George Anderson, Eileen struggling to pay their rent or staff is also linked to the men ther is still an important part of that has helped keep the compa- commitment and faith, the Harman, Bob Allen, Neal Hoff mortgage and put food on the who started the company over Dutton-Lainson. ny strong for so many years. growing and improving that and Paul and Scott Kreiger? table because of the struggling 100 years ago. “It’s almost like his hobby “I think they’ve really tried help stabilize our future.” What’s the story behind economy, we can clearly see these successful businessmen that there is hope. Instead of looking at the Hogan’s: Local store expands services offered and businesswomen? We’re going to take a look at each of these thriving entrepre- economy and wondering which business is going to close next, perhaps we ought neurs and how they were able Continued from page S6 “(The boosters) buy the stuff from us, and “If the small towns around the area need to build their respective busi- to be looking at the economy hosts its sign-ups inside the store. we sell it for them and give them back the something (sports related), we have it all nesses “From the Ground Up.” and the opportunities this tem- The store supports youth football and the money,” Stickels said. “So, you don’t have to the time,” Stickels said. Also, we’re going to look at porary downturn can provide. local baseball program. go to the school to buy (a school’s) sweatshirt.” Stickels said the sporting goods store is look- some of the risk-takers and the That’s where the fourth and “The Hastings Baseball Program is a big The store also provides services for small ing forward to its next 50 years of business. ideas that they had and decid- final section of Business part of our business,” Stickels said. communities surrounding Hastings. The “We look forward to keep growing and ed to build upon. Some of Outlook comes in. Hogan’s also does screen printing for all store provides a convenient option for adding new things and new niches,” he these ideas might have seemed Whether you’re at a neigh- borhood bar and grill, at a three of the local high schools’ booster clubs. organizations looking for sporting goods. said. crazy or a little far-fetched at movie, having coffee with the time, but just look at coworkers or at the ball game, where these people and busi- Tribune: Newspaper hasn’t missed a publication nesses are now! Back when it first began, who would have thought that you’ve heard what people want and need. Do you have an idea as to Continued from page S3 Darran Fowler, the Tribune’s associate And the public can trust that any infor- how to fulfill those needs? keno would be as big as it is In Business Outlook, we’ve The Tribune staff worked throughout the publisher, said the only thing that hasn’t mation that’s posted on today in Hastings? Who spoken with various leaders in night to ensure that the paper would still be changed over the years is the Tribune’s role www.hastingstribune.com is as reliable as would have thought those Hastings and across the state published on time. in the community. the information they read in the Hastings keno dollars would play the to uncover what options are Four years later, on April 25, 1934, a fire “We’re here to inform, teach, serve as a Tribune. type of role in the Hastings available for someone who broke out in the Tribune building and raged public forum for discussion, be a watchdog, “We always do our own work,” Fowler community that they do? might be interested in starting for hours. Almost every machine in the serve as a record of history and promote prod- said. “We don’t rely on others to do it and Mike Nevrivy did, that’s who. a new business. plant was broken, but the Tribune staff still ucts and services” he said. “We’re all about pass it on as our own. We make our own Who would have ever What advice can current busi- found a way to put out an issue. community journalism — that’s our bread phone calls, attend meetings, do our own thought a small sandwich ness owners give to someone The Hastings Tribune has become the and butter. Nobody does it better or more research and reporting and always cite our shop could turn into a down- who might be looking to break only newspaper in Adams County, and the thorough than the community newspaper.” sources. town staple? in a new business or follow up Tribland coverage area stretches into 11 While some large newspapers across the “That speaks volumes about the credibili- Michael Bruns did, that’s who. on an idea? What resources are counties in Nebraska and two in Kansas. country are struggling today, Fowler said ty of newspapers and their Web sites.” There’s similar stories behind available for help or to provide the Spady dealerships, Kerr aid? What do you need to do, Technology has always created changes that small dailies and weeklies are doing Fowler said the Hastings Tribune will con- Chevrolet, the Back Alley to get your business going or to in the newspaper business over the years — fine because they are a valuable resource for tinue to build on the excellence that Breede Bakery, the Blue Moon, the follow up on your idea? from linotype to offset printing, from paste local information. started, which has been continued under Climate clothing store, The How, can you build your up to desktop publishing, from darkrooms “It’s a great time to be in the newspaper the Seaton family. Don Seaton, son of Fred, Barn. This section aims to dream or your business or and film developing to digital cameras. business, because we are no longer ham- is the publisher. explore the development of how can you provide assis- Now, it’s the Internet. strung by the 24-hour newscycle,” he said. Today, the Tribune offers four commercial those companies “From the tance to someone else to help The Tribune was the first newspaper in “Because of the Internet, we now have the and informational products — Hastings Ground Up” — how those com- them build their business the state to be available on the Internet, and capability to break a story or provide impor- Tribune, Tribune e-edition, panies grew from a single idea “From the Ground Up?” it also was the first newspaper to offer an e- tant or critical information to the public at www.hastingstribune.com and Hastings to become what they are today. edition. any time of day.” Tribune Encore. Of course, there’s numerous Erik Buderus is the Online edi- success stories that we could tor and business editor for the have used to put together this Big G: Company evolves to meet customer’s needs section. But these are just a sampling of some of the suc- Tribune. He can be reached at 402-461-1272 or email@example.com. Continued from page S6 adapt. That’s what’s led to so many of the — adding a truck and trailer rental section “Probably the highest point for the changes and contributed to the fact, he to the hardware store. company was the move to our current said, that the company has never experi- “The key is being able to give customers location,” Foote said. “It allowed us to get enced a true low point in the past 80 years. the service they want,” Foote said. into the lumber side of business. The lum- “We never saw a downward trend Big G’s service has kept multiple genera- ber complemented the hardware busi- because we kept growing and expanding all tions of customers returning, he said. ness.” of the time,” Foote said. “People have been very faithful to us for Foote also said that one of the strong An example of that happened in 2009 several generations,” Foote said. “We truly points of the business has been its ability to when, once again, Big G Ace made a change appreciate them, too.” HASTINGS FAMILY PRACTICE PC Celebrating Over 30 Years Of Service Specializing In Family Care Michael E. Johnson, M.D. Including Fred D. Catlett, M.D. General Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology And Pediatrics 606 N. Minnesota Avenue • Hastings, Nebraska Phyllis S. Salyards, M.D. (402) 463-6781 Harry E. Salyards, M.D. HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Business Outlook S9 2010: Business directory Continued from page S7 ◆ Employees: 5 Center for Healing and Change Central Nebraska Equipment Charter West Mortgage Center council ◆ Phone: 402-462-8750 ◆ Employees: 350 Burger King North ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St., Ste. 3 ◆ Address: 2107 N. Lincoln Ave. ◆ Address: 704 East Side Blvd. ◆ Phone: 402-461-2318 ◆ Founded: 2007 ◆ Owner/Manager: Sarah E. Fruehling and Jon C. ◆ Owner/Manager: Tom and Todd Balfour ◆ Owner/Manager: Roberta Reed ◆ Fax: 402-461-2323 . ◆ Address: 927 W. 14th St. ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Braun ◆ Services: Full service salon and spa, offering all hair Loetterle, partners ◆ Web site: www.cityofhastings.org care services, manicures, artificial nail enhancements, ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Phone: 402-462-2790 or 800-548-2990 ◆ Phone: 402-462-4662 ◆ Founded: 1872 ◆ Employees: 45 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3640 ◆ Fax: 402-462-4212 ◆ Fax: 308-389-4644 ◆ Phone: 402-463-1388 pedicures, waxing, facials, and massage ◆ Services: Municipal government ◆ Fax: 402-463-3677 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Founded: 1997 Calico Cottage ◆ Founded: 2003 ◆ Founded: 1997 ◆ Founded: 1997 City Slickers ◆ Services: Fast food ◆ Services: Mental health counseling center for family, ◆ Services: Automotive shop equipment ◆ Services: Home loans ◆ Address: 731 W. Second St. ◆ Address: 238 N. Lincoln Ave. Burlington Barber Stylists ◆ Owner/Manager: Sue Brown individual and relationship counseling Central Nebraska Neurology, PC Chauteau Imperial Townhomes ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Address: 300 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ Employees: 2 Centra Chemical Services ◆ Phone: 402-483-3626 ◆ Owner/Manager: Tom Johnson ◆ Phone: 402-463-6767 ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St. Ste. 340 and Apartments ◆ Founded: 1995 ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Address: 906 W. First St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Lorraine Edwards ◆ Service: Full-service family hair salon ◆ Phone: 402-463-6644 ◆ Owner/Manager: Paul Bergman, Vicki Bergman and ◆ Employees: 9 ◆ Address: 3030 Parklane Drive No. 8 ◆ Founded: 1960 ◆ Founded: 1986 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeff Hodson ◆ Services: 100 percent cotton fabric, patterns, books, Beau Bergman ◆ Phone: 402-463-1250 CJ’s Plumbing & Pumping ◆ Services: Family haircare and professional haircare ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Fax: 402-463-1461 ◆ Employees: 2 products quilting notions and classes, machine quiliting service ◆ Phone: 402-463-4111 ◆ Address: 2504 W. Sixth St. ◆ Phone: 402-463-6266 ◆ Web site: www.centralnebraskaneurology.com ◆ Owner/Manager: Dave Nicol Carlot ◆ Founded: 1975 ◆ Founded: 1996 ◆ Fax: 402-463-4122 Burlington Crosier, LLC ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Phone: 402-462-4931 ◆ Address: 811 E. South St. ◆ Services: Wholesale chemical; sales to golf courses, ◆ Services: Neurology services, electrodiagnostic test- ◆ Founded: 2000 ◆ Address: 747 N. Burlington Ave. Ste. 200 schools, government (city, state, and local), cemeterys, ing, infusion center, brain-stimulator management ◆ Founded: 2008 ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Bruce ◆ Services: Rentals ◆ Services: Plumbing: new construction, remodels, Burlington Express/ Carmichael Construction Co. sod farms, lawn care, and medical facilities Central Nebraska Oral Surgery repairs, sewer camera, sewer cleaning, drain cleaning, Ampride North Central Community College Chief Ethanol Fuels Inc. water services, septic tank pumping ◆ Address: 1012 W. 18th St. ◆ Address: 715 N. Kansas Ave., Ste. 207 ◆ Owner/Manager: William Hitesman ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. John Coover ◆ Address: 4225 East South St. Claire’s ◆ Address: 1414 N. Burlington Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Dale Hamburger and John ◆ Owner/Manager: Duane Kristensen ◆ Owner/Manager: CPI Hamburger ◆ Employees: 160 ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Address: 3606 Cimarron Plz. ◆ Phone: 402-461-2400 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3005 ◆ Employees: 65 ◆ Employees: 20 ◆ Employees: 30 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6885 ◆ Phone: 402-461-4911 ◆ Phone: 402-463-1353 ◆ Fax: 402-461-2454 ◆ Fax: 402-463-3055 Climate ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Fax: 402-462-9931 ◆ Fax: 402-461-4918 ◆ Fax: 402-463-4057 ◆ Founded: 1985 ◆ Address: 537 W. Second St. Ste. 102 ◆ Founded: 1996 ◆ Web site: www.carmichaelconstruction.com ◆ Web site: www.cccneb.edu ◆ Founded: 1965 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jason and Alex Schreiner ◆ Founded: 1966 ◆ Services: Oral and maxillofacial surgery, special inter- ◆ Services: Fuel grade ethanol and distillers grain, corn ◆ Services: Convenience store, food court, car wash ◆ Founded: 1943 purchaser ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Services; General contractor ◆ Services: Two-year public community college est in anesthesia and pain control ◆ Phone: 402-460-4714 Burlington Northern Children & Adolescent Clinic, P.C. ◆ Fax: 402-460-4716 Casey’s General Store Central Community College Central Nebraska Orthopedics Santa Fe Railroad ◆ Address: 2115 N. Kansas Ave. ◆ Web site: www.climateapparal.com ◆ Address: 1010 W. South St. ◆ Address: 810 W. 16th St. Foundation and Sports Medicine ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. Ken Zoucha, Dr. Shade Whalen ◆ Founded: 2009 ◆ Services: Gas and groceries ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 211 ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St., No. 250 ◆ Employees: 20 ◆ Services: Fashion clothing and accesories ◆ Phone: 402-460-2300 ◆ Fax: 402-460-2318 Casey’s General Store ◆ Owner/Manager: Dean Moors ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6828 Clock Tower Investments LLC ◆ Founded: 1872 ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Phone: 402-462-4241 ◆ Fax: 402-463-4767 ◆ Services: Railroad; freight ◆ Address: 1725 W. Second St. ◆ Phone: 402-462-4000 ◆ Fax: 402-462-4243 ◆ Founded: 1977 ◆ Address: 123 N. Lexington Ave. Casey’s General Store ◆ Fax: 402-463-5535 ◆ Web site: www.cnorthopedics.com ◆ Services: Pediatric care and behavioral health clinic Coin Center Burlington Village Laundry ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Founded: 1972 for children and adolescents and Tanning ◆ Address: 406 S. Elm Ave. ◆ Founded: 1989 ◆ Services: Orthopedic Surgeons ◆ Address: 115 N. Denver Ave. ◆ Services: Solicits and provides support for students, Children’s Ark Preschool ◆ Owner: Ken Fisk ◆ Address: 208 S. Burlington Ste. 116 Cash & Go faculty and programs at Central Community College Central Truck and Irrigation, LLC and Daycare ◆ Phone: 402-462-6467 ◆ Owner/Manager: Chuck and Mona Damico, owners; ◆ Address: 303 N. Burlington Ave. ◆ Address: 200 W. J St. ◆ Founded: 1989 Kelly Olson, manager Central Counselors ◆ Owner/Manager: Rodney Timm ◆ Address: 705 E. D St. ◆ Services: Rare coins and paper money, metals, ◆ Employees: 5 Cash-Wa Distribution ◆ Address: 715 N. Kansas Ave., No. 207 Medical ◆ Employees: 12 ◆ Owner/Manager: Stacy Kerr tokens; buy or sell, gold and silver bullion ◆ Phone: 402-462-8122 ◆ Address: 1419 Pershing Rd. ◆ Phone: 402-462-2966 ◆ Did business return Outlook form: Yes ◆ Founded: 2003 ◆ Owner/Manager: Matt Rossen Services ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Coldwell Banker/ ◆ Services: 42 washers and 30 dryers, dry cleaning ◆ Owner/Manager: John A. Coover, M.S. Children’s Museum ◆ Employees: 500 ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Founded: 2003 Town and Country Realty and laundry services and three tanning beds. Customers ◆ Phone: 402-461-4075 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3005 ◆ Services: Irrigations sales and services of South Central Nebraska ◆ Address: 700 East Side Blvd. can also take advantage of the arcade, televisions, vending ◆ Fax: 402-461-4075 ◆ Fax: 402-463-3055 ◆ Address: 3001 W. 12th St. Ste. 18 ◆ Owner/Manager: Gretchen Esch machines and internet connections. ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Central Valley Rentals ◆ Owner/Manager: Deb Bosle ◆ Employees: 11 Business Improvement District ◆ Founded: 1994 ◆ Founded: 1997 ◆ Address: 919 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Phone: 402-463-4591 ◆ Services: A full-line, full service food distribution com- ◆ Services:Individual and family counseling, special ◆ Owner/Manager: Darwin Buscher ◆ Phone: 402-463-3300 ◆ Fax: 402-463-2654 ◆ Address: 301 S. Burlington Ave. Ste. 100 pany servicing C-stores to all food service accounts includ- interest in depression and anxiety in the elderly and mili- ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Owner/Manager: Randy Chick ing schools and healthcare tary veterans ◆ Phone: 402-463-0548 ◆ Services: Educational hands-on exhibits and child ◆ Founded: 1962 ◆ Phone: 402-461-8415 ◆ Founded: 1980 interaction and learning ◆ Fax: 402-462-8202 Catholic Social Services Divine Central Dental Group, P.C. ◆ Services: Rental and sales of tools and equipment; ◆ Services: Real estate ◆ Web site: www.hastingsdowntown.com Mercy Counseling Services ◆ Address: 515 W. Ninth St. self-storage units Children’s Rehab Center College View Assisted Living ◆ Founded: 1986 ◆ Owner/Manager: Drs. Alan Robertson, Ann Heckman, ◆ Address: 835 S. Burlington Ave. Ste. 110 ◆ Address: 1100 N. Sixth Ave. ◆ Services: Oversees the promotion, design, manti- ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St., No. 10 Champion Homes of Hastings ◆ Phone: 402-463-1119 Nathan Thompson and Paul Holm ◆ Owner/Manager: Grand Island Physical Therapy ◆ Owner/Manager: Heritage Management Services, nence, appearance, and economic restructuring of the cen- ◆ Employees: 11 ◆ Address: 602 South Wabash Ave. ◆ Employees: 11 Inc. tral business district CC LTD Secure Storage ◆ Phone: 402-463-0625 ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Barrera ◆ Phone: 402-463-2077 ◆ Employees: 72 ◆ Founded: 1947 ◆ Employees: 13 ◆ Fax: 402-463-2062 ◆ Phone: 402-462-6264 Business World Products of Hastings ◆ Services: Family dentistry ◆ Phone: 402-463-6021 ◆ E-mail: childrensrehabcenter.com ◆ Fax: 402-461-2832 of Hastings, Inc. ◆ Address: 1012 W. 18th St. ◆ Fax: 402-463-7011 ◆ Founded: 2006 ◆ Web site: www.collegeviewhastings.com ◆ Employees: 2 Central Logistic Services Inc. ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Services: Rehab services ◆ Founded: 2006 ◆ Address: 634 W. Second St. ◆ Phone: 402-463-1354 ◆ Address: 1850 Centennial Ave. ◆ Founded: 2000 Chris’ Car Wash and Quik Lube ◆ Services: Assisted living ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Schmidt and Mike Florek ◆ Fax: 402-463-4057 ◆ Owner/Manager: Michael McConnell ◆ Services: Mental health, assisted living residential ◆ Employees: 13 ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Address: 907 S. Burlington Ave. Come & Get It BBQ ◆ Phone: 402-463-9660 ◆ Employees: 7 home for adult individuals with mental disabilities ◆ Services: 5-by-10, 10-by-10, 10-by-20 secure storage ◆ Phone: 402-461-3775 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6184 ◆ Fax: 402-463-9712 Charter Communications ◆ Services: Car washes, gas and oil changes ◆ Address: 2604 W. Second St. units ◆ Fax: 402-461-3955 ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Mawby and Diane Mawby ◆ E-mail: email@example.com CDS Group International LLC ◆ Founded: 1996 ◆ Address: 2303 W. Second St. Christenson Carpet Cleaning ◆ Employees: 14 ◆ Founded: 1977 ◆ Services: Logistic management, warehousing and ◆ Owner/Manager: Rex Buettgenbach ◆ Phone: 402-461-4227 ◆ Services: Retail office products, promotional market- ◆ Address: 200 N. Burlington Ave., Ste. 250 ◆ Employees: 10 ◆ Address: 2900 Lake Park Ln. transportation ◆ Fax: 402-461-4228 ing products, business apparel ◆ Owner/Manager: Steve Einsel ◆ Phone: 308-698-1700 ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Phone: 402-462-9966 Central Nebraska City Iron & Metal Co. Buy Right Truck Sales Inc. ◆ Fax: 402-462-4350 ◆ Founded: 2008 Celebrate Balloonery Automotive Repair ◆ Services: Cable television, HDTV, high-speed Internet, (CIMCO, INC.) ◆ Services: Hickory smoked meats ranging from ◆ Address: 9135 Osborne Drive W. telephone ◆ Address: 200 S. Burlington Ave. brisket, pork, chicken, ribs, bratwurst and soups, home- ◆ Owner/Manager: Rodney Bruntz ◆ Address: 2019 W. 7th St.; 1334 W. 4th St. ◆ Address: 1611 N. Hastings Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Charles A. Rosenberg, David made cheesecake, ice cream. Make alll BBQ sauces in ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Owner/Manager: Sherri Petterson ◆ Owner/Manager: Jerry Hull, Robert Albers Charter Title Rosenberg house, catering ◆ Phone: 402-463-8737 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3929, 402-463-1942 ◆ Phone: 402-462-8084 ◆ Employees: 10 ◆ Fax: 402-463-8739 ◆ Founded: 1997 and Escrow Services, Inc. Comfort Inn Centennial Plastics LLC ◆ Phone: 402-462-6016 ◆ Services: Big truck sales, trailer sales, new and used ◆ Address: 747 N. Burlington Ave., No. 208 ◆ Fax: 402-462-6096 ◆ Address: 2903 Osborne Drive West truck and trailer parts, full service and repair shop ◆ Address: 1830 Centennial Ave. Central Nebraska Collections, LLC ◆ Owner/Manager: Daniel J. Wiebe ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Owner/Manager: Jack Crowley and Larry Schnase ◆ Owner/Manager: G. Peter Konen ◆ Address: 237 N. St. Joseph ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Founded: 1914 ◆ Employees: 15 BV Laundry Express ◆ Employees: 100 ◆ Owner/Manager: Bob Parker and Les Seiler ◆ Phone: 402-463-6788 ◆ Services: Scrap metal; recycling; new and used steel ◆ Phone: 402-463-5252 ◆ Address: 4103 Osborne Drive W. ◆ Phone: 402-462-2227 ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Fax: 402-462-9116 sales ◆ Fax: 402-463-5023 ◆ Fax: 402-462-5529 ◆ Phone: 402-463-8600 ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Founded: 1996 C’zars Salon and Spa ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Fax: 402-463-8601 ◆ Founded: 1994 City of Hastings ◆ Services: Lodging ◆ Address: 714 Eastside Blvd. ◆ Founded: 2001 ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆Services: Title insurance, Escrow closing services, ◆ Address: 220 N. 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Bank with a winner. ne i lngt 2815 O sbor D rve W est-320 S .Buri on Ave. . 322 N.S t Joseph 462- Phone:402- 2228 • Fax:402- 9540 462- 5poi sbank. w w w . nt com C M em berFD I S10 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Bruckman: Diversity, experience define success of local company Continued from page S1 more foreign customers and evolved from get it. Advertising will play a key role in open mill mixing — which relied on an “They don’t understand that manufac- recruiting new business for the company operator doing it — to an internal mixing turing is the real driving force in our econ- in 2010, Schreiner said. This month, the computer. We made the plant a lot cleaner, omy. They’re driving these jobs overseas by company is working to secure a deal with a and that was a big plus.” driving the costs out of proportion with Japanese company to manufacture air Schreiner believes government inter- the rest of the world. In my opinion, springs for subway cars. vention will dictate the future of manu- they’re so darn busy running for office as The expansion of the global market has facturing in America, for better or for soon as they get into office that they don’t played a key role in the company’s suc- worse. His concern is that several federal even worry about what’s going on in our cess during the last two decades. Adding and state bills currently being debated country.” new capabilities to its arsenal has enabled would do much more harm than good if Nevertheless, he said he expects it to strike up business relationships with passed. Bruckman to rise above whatever chal- businesses throughout Asia, India, and “It’s very difficult to plan for the future lenges it encounters and remain a pivotal Mexico. when we don’t know what kind of a cli- player in rubber manufacturing industry “When I first started here, our main cus- mate we’re going to be in for business, for another 50 years at least. tomer base was agriculture,” Tebbe said. both federally and with state laws and “We’re going to do well no matter “We ran a lot of irrigation gaskets. That regulations,” he said. “Things like this what,” he said. “We’ve gone through these was our strong suit until the early 1980s. card check law, our health insurance, types of things before. Sure, it was painful, “Then we started moving into other energy taxes, and OSHA hiring more but generally those who survive come out BRENT McCOWN/Tribune fields and got more technical in the 1990s inspectors to increase fines on companies of it a better company. That’s certainly our Neil Everson pulls rubber strips apart before putting them in a and 2000s. We started branching out to ... our government just doesn’t seem to intention.” compression press at Bruckman Rubber Jan. 14. Committee: Entrepreneurs now the focus MLMH: Hospital keeps growing Continued from page S1 Schreiner, who used his experience tial. It can be presented in a one-on- Continued from page S5 physically, but it has also continued to In the past couple of months, the while working at The Buckle to one manner rather than speaking to the facility, admissions area and enhance grow its role within the community, too. committee also put the finishing recently opened up Climate, as well the committee as a whole. patient-care floors. “Mary Lanning is an integral part of touches on a new Web site — as other success stories in Hastings “Hastings has done it before and “The project will conclude in approxi- the community,” Brandt said. “We see www.thehword.com. such as the Blue Moon coffeehouse, Hastings can do it again,” Eckert said. mately 2011 or 2012,” Brandt said. “There our mission and our role as being a com- “We’ve got the outbound recruit- the Back Alley Bakery to illustrate “What we’re finding is well, for will be additional components, though, munity resource for education, training, ing thing going, and we’ve got the H- how local entrepreneurs can make example, there’s this great culinary that will take us up to the 100-year mark.” student nurses, care and also as being a word going,” Buchholz said. “The things happen. program out at Central Community The facility also opened an expanded partner to our community.” next step is to find people with good “Jason decides to take the jump College. The law of numbers says cancer center in January 2006. The As part of that community role, the ideas, some experience, and create an and open Climate, because The there’s X-number of those people Morrison Cancer Center is a separate, hospital hosts a number of health fairs opportunity to bring some people Buckle closed and we needed a youth who will be entrepreneurs who free-standing facility on the Mary and health screenings. back to town who have had some clothing store,” Buchholz said. “So would like to set up a business in Lanning campus. “We like to play an active role in the experience as an assistant manager or Hastings. Or, it will be that kind of “It is a very advanced, patient-friendly community,” Brandt said. “Many of our here’s another one of those entrepre- whatever and create an opportunity person who was a general manager facility,” Brandt said. “You can receive com- staff are encouraged to participate with- for them to start a business. neurs who had a lot of experience at The Buckle who came back here and for somebody who owned some- prehensive cancer care in one location.” in the community. We like to have a “Entrepreneurship is really what thing and now they’ve got enough The hospital has continued to grow strong tie to our community.” we’re looking for. It’s certainly possi- is taking a flier and opened a store. wherewithal that they want to break ble that we can have an Applebee’s “I think people are starting to see out on their own, but maybe we type experience without having that name above the door.” the value in doing something differ- ent. This town has always been about need to match them up with some- one with expertise or someone with Borley: Business celebrates milestone It’s an active process that the com- that. We were the first to have a Blue local money,” Eckert said. mittee is taking part in, which takes Moon. We’ve got the Back Alley Buchholz echoed Eckert’s com- Continued from page S2 someone can do for themselves,” Bauder time, Eckert and Buchholz said. Bakery, and the OK Cafe is the place ments. Bauder said the company appreciates said. “The public can’t walk up to an “It takes a long time for somebody for Nebraska-grown products. So “I think what the committee is try- the community. 80,000-pound machine and get it from to make the decision to put sticks in everybody is trying to find their niche. ing to become is a pivot point for “The business is here because of the point A to point B.” the ground and make something In Hastings, it’s about niches. The inquiries,” he said. “If somebody community,” he said. “We’re not one to Moving large equipment and machin- happen,” Buchholz said. “We need community is used to being, I guess, a comes in and wants to do a restau- go outside (the community for business) ery takes planning and work. Borley to somehow find or extract the little bit renegade in that way.” rant, we can tell them where to begin, when there are resources here.” Moving and Storage won’t do a job if it opportunities that exist in town, the The committee has one scheduled what money might be available and The company has also provided assis- can’t do it right, either, Bauder said. talent that exists in town and match- meeting each month at the Chamber things like that. So, we’re kind of a tance to Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital It’s the company’s employees who up people who have the vision, the office, 301 S. Burlington Ave., and to response team in that regard.” during the hospital’s expansive Century make it all possible, he said. passion to do something with the help fuel its directed vision it is Eckert may be reached at 308-236- Project. Borley Moving and Storage “It is the people,” Bauder said. “The people who have the money and the encouraging anyone with any idea 9900, Buchholz at 462-6226 or worked with the hospital to transport dedication they have to quality service, management expertise to actually for an establishment to approach the Chamber president Tom Hastings medical equipment into the recently com- and putting people in the forefront of make it successful.” committee about it. The individual may be reached at the Chamber pleted south wing of the of the project. our service. 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KENT LUEBBERS, ADMINISTRATOR 2115 North Kansas Avenue, Hastings, NE 68901 Phone (402) 462-5109 • Wats 800-742-0036 S12 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 T-L: Company handles agriculture crisis Continued from page S4 pumps,” he said. “Most of the irriga- down, we were able to react in time,” tion at that time was coming off of Soderquist said. “A lot of the compa- canals. You just grow with how it nies, they couldn’t react, they went turns out and do the best you can.” under.” Jim’s brother Dave Thom, 55, vice Jim Thom, 49, youngest son of T-L president of sales, also started there in founder LeRoy Thom, is the compa- 1977. ny’s vice president of finance. “He (LeRoy) would have had the “That would be due to LeRoy’s con- entrepreneur spirit to really, basically servative nature,” Jim said. “He’s not start it out from nothing and build it aggressive taking risk. But, he’s an up,” Jim said. “Dave and me have just entrepreneur and he wants to take pushed it down the road a little fur- responsible risks.” ther since then.” The fact that T-L is full of long-time Early on, LeRoy said there wasn’t employees is “a major contributing that much demand for irrigation since factor” to the business’s success as it was so new. So T-L diversified into AMY ROH/Tribune well, Jim said. off-line machinery such as the manu- “It’s everything,” Jim said. “Your Elbert Aufdenkamp assembles an electronic governor while working at facture of Habco Grain Dryers. customers are a big part of your com- Industrial-Irrigation Services Jan. 21. The years 1959, 1960 and 1961 AMY ROH/Tribune pany. You’re not going to have those were “real slow,” he said. unless you have good employees making good equipment.” That’s also how Jim describes busi- ness in the 1980s. Jeff Ramirez works at a hydraulic tank assembly station Jan. 14 at T-L Industrial: Engines the driving force Of the 30 or so people who work in “It was slow,” he said. “I can Irrigation. Continued from page S3 into people and business,” Hunter the T-L office eight or nine have remember almost if you got one pivot his own and make his own purchas- “You look out after your customers said. “And I think he’s gotten better worked there since 1977 — when Jim order it was exciting,” he said. “Our ing decisions,” Jim said. and they’ll keep coming back to you. over the years.” started with the company — and all sales dipped down to 20 percent of Jim said he foresees the company It’s not always necessarily about price. Jack has expanded Industrial- but four have been there at least 10 what they are now. It was hard times.” remaining steady in the years to Add value to the product — that’s Irrigation, and Justin is doing a good years. T-L hasn’t made dryers since the come. what keeps people coming back to job helping him run it, Hunter said. “We’ve had good long-term employ- 70s, but about 10 to 15 percent of the “I think we’ll continue in the same us,” he said. “In the irrigation market Speaking several years ago with Jerri ees,” Jim said. “We’re kind of in cyclical company’s output continues to be gal- business,” he said. “We’ve built up and industrial market, we’ve always Reher Haussler, author of the book business but our core base of employees vanizing equipment for other busi- long-term relationships with cus- been known for producing some of “Entrepreneurs of Hastings,” Jack gave has been around a long time.” nesses. T-L acquired its own galvaniz- tomers throughout the world. We the nicest packages around.” advice to would-be entrepreneurs. LeRoy Thom, along with business ing plant in 1976. have a loyal client base. We’re going Industrial-Irrigation did begin to “Don’t be impatient or expect too partner J.G. Love, started T-L The factory is already there, galva- to continue to serve those customers.” feel a slowing of the economy just much, too soon,” he said. “Be hon- Irrigation Jan. 1, 1955. nizing for other companies is just a Today there are just a handful of this past year, Justin said. Though the est, keep your word, find and work LeRoy began his professional career in better way to use staff and facilities, large-scale center pivot companies, all company was not forced to cut staff, with talented, good people every day. Scottsbluff overseeing seven counties as a Jim said. of which are in Nebraska. it is looking cautiously into 2010. Enjoy what you want to do. Take district engineer for the Soil As the years progressed the demand “It is kind of strange that it is that “At least in 2010, we look to just advantage of what’s available; don’t Conservation Service. Later he served as for T-L pivots has continued to grow. way because the world’s a pretty big continue to provide the products our wish for what isn’t. Don’t waste time irrigation engineer and farm boss of a “We have an international market place,” Jim said. customers have known. I don’t think looking for someone to blame. Look 45,000-acre farm near Deer Lodge, Mont. now and there are lots of opportunities He said the industry is that way for that we’re in a good position yet for solutions. Go to work,” he said. He returned to South Central around the world and I would assume a couple reasons. with the economy in the state it’s in Dee Haussler, executive director of Nebraska to work as a sales represen- “We’ve got a good workforce out to really get too ambitious about any the Hastings Economic Development as our controls get stricter and stricter here,” Jim said. “There’s a good work projects,” Justin said. Corp., said the way Industrial- tative for the Farm Improvement in the U.S., we’ll be marketing more ethic. It’s kind of centrally located in the The company recently has made a Irrigation treats its employees and its Company in Hastings before he and more overseas,” Soderquist said. United States for shipping purposes.” sizable investment into its testing neighbors has made Hastings proud decided to go out on his own. T-L works with farmers around the facility, Justin added, with the pur- of this company. “I worked for the soil conservation globe. On any given day pivot com- Having a background in farming is chase of a new dynamometer. The “As a community, you just could- and when I was working for the soil ponents could be packed in the ship- a big deal for T-L employees. A pam- dynamometer thoroughly tests n’t ask for better quality. They think conservation I was working with irri- ping department and ready to go to phlet celebrating T-L’s 50th anniver- engines to be sure they run as desired of their neighbor, they think of their gation,” LeRoy said. “When the Australia. sary said the words “we’re farmers” and meet EPA requirements. employees as family, and when you opportunity came along to get into “Australia has probably been one of encompasses what the company is all Terry Hunter, former director of the have that kind of attitude, you’re my own business, irrigation was going our best markets forever,” Jim said. about. Hastings Museum of Natural and obviously doing something right,” to be my field. It was my field from “Some places like, let’s say Saudi Jim grew up on a farm near Cultural History, graduated with Jack Haussler said. “Just quality people all the time I graduated from the col- Arabia, was really big in pivots 20 Minden and now owns farm land in from Hastings High School in 1958 and the way through.” lege.” years ago.” Adams County. has remained his friend. Hunter said the Though Industrial-Irrigation sells Some of the biggest advancements There, large farms are run in large “I think it makes it easier for us to Osborne family has long been a vital its products around the country and in agriculture back then were in irriga- groups. understand our customers’ desires,” part of the Hastings community and the world, Hastings benefits from the tion. “Our market has always been to he said. “We use the products. It gives that Jack does more to help Hastings company’s success because it pays “If you go back to 1955, or actually customers who are going to run the us a better way of testing the prod- than probably most people know. taxes here, employs workers here and when I was starting in the irrigation equipment themselves and Australia’s ucts. We’re familiar with the prod- “Jack has always been a very sharp otherwise gives back to the commu- business in 1952, there was very few a lot like here, a local farmer will run ucts.” individual and has a lot of insight nity, Haussler said. “Y O U G ET M O R E ” SU PER STO R E! T he Foodmart Hour s : Wine Cellar Hour s: 1115 W 2nd St reet Department Store Hour s: Pharmacy Hour s: MON.-SAT. 7:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. MON.-SAT. 8:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. i H astngs,N E 68901 MON.-SAT. 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M. MON.-FRI. 9:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. SUNDAY 7:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M. SUNDAY 12:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. SUNDAY 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. SATURDAY 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. (402) 463-5633 SUNDAY 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Sect. 2 of 4 Hastings Tribune Business Outlook Feb. 5, 2010 Inside Entrepreneurs 14 — Harman uses the right blend of ingredients to grow cookie business. 15 — Neal Hoff targets rural Nebraska communities to open chain of convenience stores. 16 — Sons keep Krieger Electric moving on right path, after father left struggling company to open his own business. AMY ROH/Tribune Matt Strayer loads bottles of Pepsi onto a pallet Jan. 15 at Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. Growth requires sacrifice TIM AND PAT BOYD ventures, about 65 employees work out of a 60,000 square-foot building BUILDING BIG BUSINESS — 56,000 of which is the ware- house — in Industrial Park North. TONY HERRMAN “When we moved into it, it email@example.com seemed so big,” Tim said. “But W hen Tim and Pat we’ve really filled it up.” Boyd began work- Pat said that back in 1977, Pepsi- ing full-time at the Cola Bottling Co. did not do half as family business in much business as what it does now. AMY ROH/Tribune 1977, the thought “Back then, there weren’t all the of growing to their current output Tim Boyd (left) and Pat Boyd are pictured Jan. 15 with the Donald M. Kendall Bottler of the Year Award they options we have now,” he said. “We’re won in 1994. level seemed almost out of reach. a total beverage company now.” The brothers, 59 and 51, are pres- The Boyds have collected various Bonahoom, as a Grapette franchise Growth requires sacrifice. ent people everyday and it’s a differ- ident and vice president of Pepsi- awards along the way, including the in 1947. “In a small business, you’re wear- ent experience. It’s never the same Cola Bottling Co. and Boyd’s Donald M. Kendall Pepsi-Cola “I imagine back in the early days, ing a lot of hats,” Tim said. thing it seems like. I like working Vending. Bottler of the Year Award in 1994. capital was short. It was very expen- When he took charge of the busi- with younger salesmen. It’s fun to “I guess I saw that years ago, the Pat said that was a big accomplish- sive because the bottler had to buy ness, the brothers’ father, Frank Jr., see people develop in the job.” possibilities of it, but I never ment for a “little franchise in the the bottles, the packaging and the had to help with production or drive Both Tim and Pat, along with thought it would be where it’s at middle of Nebraska.” shelves and the trucks,” Tim said. routes if someone didn’t show up. their brothers Bill, Frank and Mike, today,” Pat said. “It’s a lot of hard “It’s a huge award,” he said. There was also sugar and the soda Pat joined the business right out worked for the business in different work, but again, it gives you the “We’re obviously very excited about concentrate. high school and became a route capacities while growing up. opportunity to meet people and get it because it’s not something that “It was a lot of money,” he said. “As driver. When Tim returned to the busi- to know a lot of people.” happens to you every day.” you grow and you need a bigger build- “I always enjoyed it,” he said. “I ness in 1977, he’d already worked Today, there are seven routes for The Boyds’ grandfather, Frank ing, more capital, more investment.” worked with our father a lot of in the retail business and for Merril both Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. and Boyd, started the business, along The Boyd’s business included bot- times, riding with him. I’ve always Lynch. Boyd’s Vending. Between the two with fellow Hastings resident Phillip tling till the 1980s. enjoyed it because you meet differ- Please see BOYD/page S23 More than a promoter ANDERSON HAS He worked in the family busi- ness, Western Land Roller, and from Oct. 1, 1969.” Later in October 1969, KNACK FOR GETTING even moved to the East Coast Anderson went into the U.S. THINGS UP AND GOING after the company was sold to Army and his father sold all of Ingersoll Rand in 1977. his cars and racing equipment. SHAY BURK Things changed for Anderson But, in 1991, when Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org when he returned to Hastings in returned to Hastings and took Many people know George 1991 when his father, Clarence, over the machine shop, he Anderson as the fast-talking became ill. rediscovered his love for racing. promoter of Motorsport Park “I had no idea what I was Within the first two years of Hastings along with numerous going to do,” Anderson said. “I taking over the business, other events and organizations started looking around for jobs Anderson bought his first kit car in Hastings. while taking care of Dad.” and went out to a couple of And while he is, he’s more By July, Anderson had made races. This helped lead Anderson than just a promoter. He’s the an agreement with Jim Gessford to becoming a Shelby dealer. guy behind much of the stuff to take over Gessford Machine “I know Jim would look that he promotes. as Jim was getting ready to down and think, ‘This is very “He works hard and he’s a retire. And Anderson was happy good.’ He’d be real proud we very big supporter of this com- to take over at a place he had have the race track and that munity,” said Tom Hastings, known so well in his youth. we’re a Shelby dealer now and president of the Hastings Area Growing up, Anderson said, that his name went that far,” BRENT McCOWN/Tribune Chamber of Commerce. “He’s a he used to spend time at Anderson said. Gessford’s, building cars and Anderson said he always George Anderson stands outside of his Gessford Machine shop. very hard worker at making this a better community to live in, purchasing racing equipment. knew he would never change Today, Anderson has cus- around the world. come back up is very good for us. and he does it with actions as This is where Anderson’s love the name of the business to tomers that span the globe “These people have brought a People think well of that.” well as words.” for racing first began. anything other than Gessford including businessmen in heck of a lot of money in. Those Tom Hastings said it’s Anderson, 61, was born and “I grew up spending a lot of Machine Shop. Florida; the chief executive offi- are big-dollar items,” he said. “The Anderson’s vision and strong raised in Hastings, growing up money in that place back in the “It’s always been Gessford, cer of the Zurich Airport in luxury market is pretty tough, but business sense that makes him on North Kansas Avenue where mid ’60s,” he said. “There’s still and it will always be Gessford,” Zurich, Switzerland; and many there’s still people out there doing such a strong leader. he and his wife still live today. a receipt of mine on the wall he said. more car enthusiasts from things. Having the stock market Please see ANDERSON/page S22 S14 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Mixing the right ingredients EILEEN HARMAN USES HARD WORK, LOVE FOR PEOPLE, ORGANIZATION TO GROW COLOSSAL COMPANY CHARIS UBBEN email@example.com C ookies may never lose their appeal, but companies that BRENT McCOWN/Tribune make them can certainly crum- Allen’s Superstore owner Bob Allen (third from right) strikes ble. Instead, Eileen’s Colossal the Heisman pose with former trophy winners (from left) Billy Cookies has flourished, for Sims, Jason White, Steve Owens, Johnny Rodgers, Eric Crouch nearly 28 years. and Mike Rozier Nov. 5, 2009 at Allen’s. Allen founded the Hastings entrepreneur Eileen Harman superstore in 1958. attributes her business success to mostly three things: Hard work, organizational skills and a sincere appreciation for her Based on service customers. “It was just very exciting, and I liked what I was doing,” Eileen said of growing her busi- ness. “I really liked the customers, and I liked ALLEN’S SUPERSTORE a 2008 Tribune interview. “I thought, ‘I could put a store the challenge of being able to keep up when HAS GROWN UNDER we got busy for the holidays and then mak- there,’ so I started buying that ing plans of how to keep up better.” BOB ALLEN’S GUIDANCE property. It took a long time.” Eileen’s Colossal Cookies began in the Eventually, enough lots were kitchen of Eileen’s Hastings home in 1982, JOHN HUTHMACHER purchased to build a store at with the simple idea of decorating cookies firstname.lastname@example.org the location. instead of cakes. She wanted to get back As with most area businesses The store later relocated to into the business world but still be home that have survived the test of its current location at 1115 W. with her young sons, who were ages 3 and time, Allen’s Superstore contin- Second St. in 1964. 5 at the time. She said working from her ues to evolve as it vies to As business grew, so did home was a non-threatening way to begin. remain relevant in 2010 and Bob’s involvement in commu- “At that time, really, when I started in beyond. nity affairs. He was elected my home, it was just going to be, more or Founded by Robert “Bob” mayor of Hastings in 1976 and less, something of a hobby,” Eileen said. Allen and his wife, Georgene, served through 1980. His role “So, I didn’t have big plans right away.” in 1958, the store has roughly in education included several With the help of a big blue Cookie doubled in size from its hum- years as a member of the Monster costume, her organizational skills ble beginnings, now encom- Nebraska Board of Regents. and work ethic, Eileen changed that kitchen passing roughly 110,000 square His own “Education cookie company into three stores of her feet of floor space on two lev- Advantage Program” has own — in Hastings, Grand Island and els. donated hundreds of thou- Kearney — and now 11 franchise locations. sands of dollars to area schools She remembers there being nothing Despite handing the business extraordinary about the Hastings economy over to their three children, for improvements through the CHARIS UBBEN/Tribune in 1982. But, she had noticed that many Bryant, Erik, and Kristin, in years. Tony (left), Eileen and Gabe Harman stand behind the counter of Eileen’s Colossal women were working outside the home March 2009, both Bob and On two occasions, he and and not wanting to make cookies as often Cookies at 730 W. Second St., Hastings. Both of Eileen’s sons now work with her Georgene maintain active roles Georgene considered selling as they had. in the cookie business. in store affairs. the store —first to Skagway, “And I felt pretty sure that cookies are tool. Adults loved the Cookie Monster cos- current location, 730 W. Second St. The store was recognized by then to B & R Stores — but just not going to go out of style,” she said. tume as much as children did, she said, Success required hard work. No entrepre- the Hastings Area Chamber of ultimately decided to turn the She baked and decorated at home, and she remembers making many deliver- neur should start a business with the Commerce on the occasion of reigns over to their children. advertising her cookies locally and deliver- ies to schools and day cares that way. thought of taking it easy, Eileen said. its 50th anniversary in 2008. Erik, who has worked at the ing them for free. Eileen would dress as the After about 18 months at home, Eileen “If you don’t put in your time, it will Allen’s is one of four stores store for 35 years, now serves Cookie Monster for a delivery whenever opened a store at Second Street and never get to the point where you could launched by M.H. Allen, Bob’s in the role of part-owner and the customer requested it, as a marketing Lincoln Avenue. She later moved to her Please see HARMAN/page S22 father, who worked in the retail general manager. grocery business for Safeway The store remains one of for many years. city’s landmark buildings, Bob graduated from the though its customer base has University of Nebraska-Lincoln fallen off considerably with the in 1950 with a degree in busi- emergence of three area Wal- ness administration. He began Mart Superstores over the last his retail career as a furniture decade. buyer for Montgomery Ward in “It’s an extremely aggressive its Chicago office. He held that climate,” Erik said. “Wal-Mart position from 1951-57. is taking over with its predato- It was during that time he ry pricing. Their sales topped was discovered by a Hollywood $387 billion at year’s end. talent scout who liked his looks “We’ve got 600,000 square and invited him to audition as feet of selling space competi- an actor. But because he was tion around us, with three detained and arrived late for Superstores within a 60-mile his interview, he never was radius. The bottom line: given the chance at stardom. Everybody does the bulk of Instead, he turned his atten- their grocery shopping at Wal- tion to helping his father stake Mart and cherry-picks between out a location for the family’s Allen’s and IGA.” store in Hastings. Bob decided Because of this, the store is upon what he felt was the best planning a series of improve- possible location in town: a ments in its grocery depart- grouping of older homes in the ment within the next three to 700 block of West Second four months to complement its Street. service-oriented experience. “I was driving around on a The changes will include new Sunday and saw a bunch of old display cases and a much- houses and run-down areas increased selection of salt-free and they were sort of connect- and gluten-free items. ed together,” he recalled during Please see ALLEN’S/page S23 H A A S TON PL CE Ashton Place 207 S. 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Off the beaten path In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of Scottish Rite Centers to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of childhood language disorders. NEAL HOFF TARGETED stores have,” Craig said. Grocery stores require more gested the stores be called Uncle Neal’s Convenience Today there are more than 170 RiteCare Clinics and Centers located throughout the RURAL COMMUNITIES inventory and employees, but Store, since the theme of the United States. These Centers, staffed by speech-language pathologists and other trained he said a convenience store store was to provide service to personnel, provide diagnosis and treatment of speech and language disorders and WILL VRASPIR offers some of the same prod- the community. associated learning disabilities. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these email@example.com ucts on a smaller scale. Craig The first store was built in clinics, centers and programs continue to increase. T he man nicknamed said he worked in Iowa where Minden in 1983. With Pioneer “Uncle Neal” by he saw the success of the Village and a large tourism The value of the program has long been apparent. The local RiteCare Childhood Speech- neighborhood chil- Casey’s General Store chain. trade, Neal said, the city made a Language Literacy Clinic has been in operation since 1977. During that time, hundreds of dren decided he was “The idea of a convenience good location to start the chain. area youngsters have been helped significantly. With the work of dedicated clinicians and finished on the road. store was kind of in its infan- He said one of the initial parents, the Centers have achieved success treating childhood speech language and literacy With the birth of his first cy,” he said. “They were doing challenges when they started differences. daughter, Neal Hoff didn’t it right. They were looking at building in the city was that want to be away from home as smaller rural towns in Iowa. many residents hadn’t heard of For more information: much as needed for his phar- We started looking at smaller a convenience store. RiteCare Childhood Speech/Language Literacy Clinic maceutical company job. rural towns in Nebraska.” “I said, ‘It was a small gro- “I was traveling Nebraska, Neal said they looked at fran- cery store with gasoline,’ and 411 N. Hastings Avenue, Hastings, NE 68901 Iowa and South Dakota, and it chising options, but couldn’t that’s the way it started out,” 402-463-1518 • 402-462-5813 got to the point where I was find any they liked, so he Neal said. “That concept Clinic Hours are from 8:30-5:00 gone two or three nights every decided to create his own. proved to be well accepted by week,” he said. “I decided that The last thing he needed was the people in Minden. They Sessions are available Tuesday-Friday was too much because we had a name for the business. Neal liked that store.” started our family.” said he and his wife met with Even before the first store Around the same time, Hoff noticed that Safeway stores in an advertising agency to create an identity for the company. had been built, Neal said, he knew he wanted to build the BLUE SHRINERS Nebraska were up for sale as the company pulled out of the state. “So in the conversation, I mentioned the fact that all the company into a chain of stores across Nebraska. LODGE Shriners Hospitals for children is a network of He called upon his brother, neighbor kids who, in Omaha Craig said from the beginning, Masonry is an organi- 19 orthopedic hospitals Craig, who worked in the gro- where we lived, called me Neal wanted to make the com- zation of men bound and three burns institutes, main- cery business. Craig agreed to ‘Uncle Neal,’” he said. pany successful enough to allow together with a philosophy of moral tained and operated by the Shrine, help, but after some considera- “Anytime they had a bicycle his brothers to be included. standards, mutual understanding and a tion, he suggested that Neal problem, they’d come and “We knew that over time we where children under the age of 18 look at opening a convenience brotherhood in which all men, regard- receive excellent medical care abso- knock on the door and say, all three wanted to get into the store instead. ‘Uncle Neal, can you do this?’ business,” he said. “It’s been a less of nationality or religion, are lutely free of charge. Shriners “It was an opportunity to get or ‘Uncle Neal, can you come good investment for us and equal. Masonry’s precept and code Hospitals are located throughout into this business with less capi- out and play ball?’” helped us grow to where we are has endured for centuries and was an North America, with 20 hospitals in tal and not having to deal with By the end of the conversa- today.” essential force in the foundation of the the United States and one each in all the employees that grocery tion, the ad representative sug- Please see HOFF/page S23 United States of America. Mexico and Canada. SCOTTISH ORDER OF THE RITE EASTERN STAR Scottish Rite Masonry is known as the Acacia Chapter No. 39 University of Masonry. In the Scottish celebrated 100 years in Rite you will further your education in 1991. Fraternal organization Masonry; it’s Freemasonry’s leading teacher of Masonic philosophy, ethics and toleration. It composed of both men and women expands opportunities to make connections and with Masonic affiliation required for forge friendships with Masons beyond our com- membership. We help support a munity and state. It provides unique opportunities children’s home and a home for the for leadership and recognition. Scottish Rite elderly. We offer assistance for Masons are America’s leading sponsor of clinics and centers addressing language disorders in chil- students pursuing post-secondary dren. Scottish Rite Masons also sponsor the education and also provide grants for Teacher of the Year Award in Public Schools. full time Christian leadership. JOBS DAUGHTERS DAUGHTERS OF THE NILE INTERNATIONAL Naamah Temple No. 108 is an organization to promote and Job’s Daughters International is elevate standards of women- available to girls 10-20 years of hood, to provide friendliness and social development and since, no life is worth living age with proper Masonic except for service to humanity, their philanthropy is relationships and is an organization assisting the Shriners in the out-patient care in the Shriner Hospitals and Burns Institutes. Members are of character building. Teaching of related by birth or marriage to a Master Mason, principles of respect for parents Shriner or Daughters of the Nile. They must be 18 and home, loyalty to flag and years of age or older to be proposed for membership. They engage in fundraising projects, country and reverence for God, as orthopedic sewing, toys and hours of volunteer related in the book of Job. service. YORK ORDER OF RITE DEMOLAY The York Rite of The “Order of DeMolay’’ is the Freemasonry is represented world’s largest fraternity for young by three organizations: the Chapter of Royal men 13 to 21 years of age. Arch Masons (conferring some of the most DeMolay creates an environment for young men historic Masonic degrees and supporting conducive to growing, maturing and developing research on central auditory processing into caring and contributing members of society. disorders), the Council of Cryptic Masons (who This is accomplished by teaching life’s basic support basic research on high blood pressure), principles of Love of parents, Respect for the and the Commandery of Knights Templar religious beliefs and opinions of others, courtesy, (Christian Freemasons whose Eye Foundation friendship, faithfulness, cleanness and patriotism. funds both research on eye diseases and free DeMolay is unique in that members actually patient treatment, without regard to race or organize and manage their own activities with religion, of conditions threatening sight). adult supervision. Shriners... Having Fun & Helping Kids Shriners Hospitals have provided treatments to children up to 18 years of age at no cost to the patient or families for over 80 years. Treatments provided include orthopedic deformities, clubfoot, scoliosis, cleft palate, as well as burns and spinal cord injuries. The Shrine has 22 hospitals, 18 orthopedic hospitals, three burn hospitals, and one hospital that provides orthopedic, burn and spinal cord injury care. The Shriners will spend $2.26 million everyday or about $26.19 every second, to provide specialized medical care to children at absolutely no charge. For more information on Shriners Hospitals and Admission applications call 402-462-5813 or 800- 836-0433. Perhaps some of these organizations are something you should consider. Call 462-5813 4 11 North Hastings Avenue Hastings, NE S16 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Continued success SCOTT AND PAUL KRIEGER In 1962, Krieger Electric was moved out of the home to a building at 918 FOLLOW E. Second St. Five years later, the IN FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS Kriegers bought a new location at 1000 E. Second St. WILL VRASPIR Lack of space caused the company firstname.lastname@example.org headquarters to be moved again in 2000 to its current location of 105 S. A s industry sprung up in and around Hastings during the California Ave. 1950s, Marshall Krieger Marcella said her husband had a helped make it possible by knack for wiring controls for various providing one essential machinery. ingredient — electricity. “He was very good on controls,” she As an electrical contractor, Marshall said. “It seemed like anyone having trou- installed new wiring for the influx of ble with controls finally called him.” businesses and provided service for His talent and strong work ethic existing systems. paid off as he was able to continuous- “Most of the businesses were pretty ly land projects. new because all of the guys coming Larger projects Krieger Electric han- back from the service had to find dled in the early days of the company something to do,” said Marshall’s included Hastings Irrigation Pipe Co., wife, Marcella. the grain elevators now owned by The same was true for Marshall, his Cooperative Producers Inc. in wife said. Hastings, the former Marshalltown Marshall became an electrician in building downtown, and the building Hastings upon returning from the U.S. that now houses Runza on East Navy, where he served as an electri- Second Street. AMY ROH/Tribune cian’s mate. “He was always trying to bid jobs to Scott Krieger (left) is the vice president and treasurer and Paul Krieger is president at Krieger Electric. But the company where he worked keep his employees busy,” Marcella said. “That was always a big concern quit,” he said. “He was just tireless like In 1971, Paul started working full ter customer service, he said. As pagers didn’t provide a steady workload. Two for him.” that. But I think he enjoyed it — he time with his father. Two years later, developed into voice pagers and then of the dissatisfied employees agreed to work for Marshall if he started a com- In addition to working during the never complained.” Scott joined the team. Scott now is the cell phones, Scott said, it has sped up pany of his own, so on May 1, 1950, day and doing the books in the At first, the goal was to create a pro- company’s vice president and treasurer. contact with employees away from Marshall founded Krieger Electric. evening, Marshall always was avail- ductive company, but it turned into a Over the years, Scott said, staying the office, increasing response times. Although Marshall died in 2006, able for service calls. family legacy when his children ahead of rapidly changing technology “Back in the old days, when my dad Marcella remembers the work that “If he got a call in the middle of the became involved. has been important in the business’ and a guy were out on a job some- went into building the company. night, instead of having one of the “Of course he wanted it to be success- success. One of the most profound where and there was a service call, she Work installing wiring during the employees take it, he’d always do that ful and build it up,” Marcella said. “He changes has been the computer. (Marcella) had to try to run them day and completing administrative himself,” Marcella said. “He didn’t didn’t know at that time that he would “The computer brought a huge down,” Paul said. tasks in the evening, Marshall invest- want to bother somebody.” have some sons who would go into amount of change to our business,” Customer service always was impor- ed a lot of time into the company. His son Paul, who now serves as business with him. That pleased him Scott said. “With this industry, because it tant to Marshall. Originally based at the family’s president of the company, said his immensely when they were interested.” is changing so fast and there is so much As trained by their father, the broth- home, his employees had to work father put a lot of time into the com- Paul and Scott Krieger both fol- to learn, if you don’t stay on it continu- ers strive to maintain that reputation. from their own vehicles until enough pany, even using holiday breaks to lowed in their father’s footsteps, start- ously, you’re going to be so far behind “We still try to take care of people capital could be generated to buy secure supplies. ing to learn the electrical trade as that you can never get caught up.” with the best quality and best service company trucks. “He had a work ethic that didn’t teens working though the summer. Technology also helped provide bet- we can,” Paul said. Marshall Krieger leaves struggling company to start own business RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ email@example.com come work for him. What did Krieger do? 60 YEAR made life easier. The things the two once did mechanically is The changes in technology has been good in the long run But business hasn’t always been slow going for the two. More than 60 years ago The Krieger Electric Co. now a Anniversary now done by a computer. for the brothers but changes in “That Hastings has been a grow- Marshall Krieger left the Navy Hastings’ mainstay, began in Cell phones and pagers have the economy have tossed them ing community has really helped and went to work for a compa- Krieger’s basement 60 years ago 1971 and 1975, respectively. also made business more efficient. some unexpected ups and our business,” Scott said. “We ny called Standard Electric. The two now run the compa- The communication devices In time the company’s jobs this year at 915 E. Sixth St. downs — the downturn in the hope Hastings continues to grow.” The company continued to ny, Paul as the president and Scott allow the company to notify 1980s challenged the business. The company has tried to were becoming fewer and fewer serving as the vice president. and Krieger and his fellow grow, moving three times before customers of issues more readi- “There was a farm crisis in the stay on the cutting edge for 60 Like everything, the electrical employees saw their work go coming to its current location at industry has under gone ly. They also allow home base to 1980s that made business really years, but Paul says one has to from full to part time. 105 S. California Ave. changes through the years — stay in touch with employees difficult,” Paul said. keep looking to do things better. Krieger’s colleagues suggested During this time, Krieger mainly in lighting, commercial working in the field. Scott said that the current eco- “We will keep doing what we he start his own company in an Electric became a family business and residential, Paul said. “We have tried to stay on the nomic situation has made business are doing, and we will keep effort to get more work. They as Marshall’s sons, Paul and Scott The brothers said that the cutting edge of technology,” slower over the past two years. doing it better,” he said. told him if he did, they would Krieger, entered the company in introduction of computers has Scott said. WE MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME YOU FOUN D T HE PERFECT HOM E, W HY N OT GET T HE BEST LOAN ? im El inate unnecessary fees and get a great rate. T he others charge fees for serv ices w e offer for free. Bob Reinsch 631 W. 2nd St. Hastings Equ a l Ho u s ing Lend er 463.6708 FD IC Ins u red incol w w w .l nfed.com A house is not a home until you fill it with the furniture you love. Our ACCIDENTS HAPPEN... friendly, knowledgeable staff can help TRUST THE EXPERTS! 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Kansas Ave. ◆ Phone: 402-462-5886 ◆ Owner: Victoria Winfield ◆ Founded: 2001 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jodi Brown ◆ Employees: 7 ◆ Founded: 1935 ◆ Employees: 24 ◆ Services: Cutting, styling, perming, coloring ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Services: Full service law firm with emphasis in: ◆ Phone: 402-463-6922 ◆ Phone: 402-463-0132 ◆ Founded: 1974 ◆ Phone: 402-462-2234 ◆ Fax: 308-946-2137 ◆ Fax: 402-461-3623 estate planning and probate, divorce law, transactional law, ◆ Fax: 402-463-8808 Crosier Park Pharmacy ◆ Services: Commercial printing, photography and art corporate and business entity development, personal ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Founded: 2009 ◆ Address: 405 E. 14th St. ◆ Founded: 1996 Denmar Corporation ◆ Services: Animal Hospital injury, work injury and litigation in all courts, and criminial ◆ Web site: www.shopthebarn.com ◆ Owner/Manager: Scott Kirkegaard ◆ Founded: 1994 ◆ Services: DQ treats, including Blizzard-flavored treats. defense ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Address: 1638 Morningside Drive Compass Point Counseling Cooperative Producers Inc. ◆ Services: open two times a year for special events. ◆ Phone: 402-462-4600 food, including one-half pound GrillBurgers and DQ cakes. ◆ Owner/Manager: Scott Thomsen ◆ Address: 225 N. 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Adams Central Ave. ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.cpicoop.com ◆ Founded: 1999 ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Founded: 2008 ◆ Phone: 402-461-4291 ◆ Services: Mental Health and substance abuse coun- ◆ Founded: 1906 ◆ Services: Special events, weddings, pictures, Crosier Park Professional Center, ◆ Founded: 2004 ◆ Services: Grain, feed, fuels, farm chemicals, tires, fer- ◆ Services: Electrical contractor-new construction, DeWitt Funeral Home seling tilizers retreats, luncheons dinners, business meetings, catering management remodeling, residential and commercial, licensed and CompTech Countryside Manufactured Homes ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St. insured and Cremation Service Cornhusker Cleaning Systems ◆ Address: 1103 E. South St. ◆ Employees: 5 Daly, Sean M., D.D.S. ◆ Address: 1247 N. Burlington Ave. ◆ Address: 109 N. Hastings Ave. ◆ Phone: 402-463-6161 ◆ Owner/Manager: Scot DeWitt ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry Zabloudil ◆ Address: 2107 N. Lincoln Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Ron Foelgner & Ron Buhr ◆ Owner/Manager: Todd Balfour, Tom Balfour ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Fax: 402-462-9166 ◆ Address: 2217 W. 12th St., Suite 1 ◆ Phone: 402-462-4442 ◆ Phone: 402-462-5530 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. Sean M. Daly, D.D.S. ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Phone: 402-463-2421 ◆ Phone: 402-461-3311 ◆ Fax: 402-463-2421 ◆ Founded: 2001 ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Founded: 2004 ◆ Web site: www.comptech-hastings.com ◆ Services: Comm. office space/ medical property man- ◆ Phone: 402-463-6664 ◆ Services: From traditional funeral services to crema- ◆ Founded: 2000 ◆ Fax: 402-462-4212 ◆ Founded: 1968 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Services: Mobile home sales and service agement ◆ Fax: 402-463-6900 tion ◆ Services: Custom built desktop and notebook com- ◆ Web site: www.dalyfamilydentistry.com ◆ Founded: 2002 Crossroads Center Dial Heating & A/C puters; computer upgrades and repairs ◆ Services: Sales and service of Alkota washers, deter- Courtyard Grill and Bar ◆ Founded: 2003 Computer Consultants gents, parts ◆ Address: 3001 W. 12th St. Ste. 9 Rescue Mission ◆ Services: Family and cosmetic dentistry ◆ Address: 1402 W. Second St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Dana Reicks ◆ Address: 702 W. 14th St. Data Software ◆ Owner/Manager: Douglas and Randall Stutzman ◆ Address: 1126 Briggs Ave. Cornhusker Press (A Division ◆ Employees: 7 ◆ Employees: 20 ◆ Owner/Manager: Peter McConnell, executive manager Computer Hardware Inc. of Dutton-Lainson Co.) ◆ Phone: 402-834-0555 ◆ Employees: 13 and Consulting Service ◆ Phone: 402-463-7080 ◆ Fax: 402-834-0555 ◆ Phone: 402-462-6460 ◆ Address: 207 W. Ninth St. ◆ Fax: 402-463-7387 ◆ Address: 1001 W. Second St. ◆ Address: 451 W. Second St. ◆ Founded: 1964 ◆ Owner/Manager: Shayne Raitt ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Fax: 402-462-6478 ◆ Owner/Manager: Melvin Reineke ◆ Owner/Manager: William Hermes, president, Mary ◆ Services: Smokehouse, steakhouse ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Services: Heating and Air Conditioning ◆ Employees: 4 Ostrander, general manager ◆ Phone: 402-463-1512 ◆ Founded: 1983 ◆ Founded: 1979 Diecker Construction Inc. ◆ Phone: 402-463-3456 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6702 CPI Mr. Tire ◆ Services: Offer food, clothing, shelter, and a Christ- ◆ Servies: Computer value added reseller ◆ Fax: 402-463-4475 ◆ Fax: 402-460-4612 ◆ Address: 200 S. Denver Ave. ◆ Founded: 1988 ◆ Address: 1113 W. U.S. Highway 6 centered, four phase program to help homeless men, ◆ Founded: 1935 ◆ Owner/Manager: Cooperative Producers, Inc. women, and children get back on their feet. David & Associates ◆ Owner/Manager: Terry and Arron Diecker ◆ Services: Retail computer sales ◆ Services: Commercial printing ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Address: 223 E. 14th St. No. 150 Condale Enterprises, Inc. Cornhusker Realty Co., Inc. ◆ Phone: 402-461-3600 Culligan of Hastings ◆ Phone: 402-461-4746 ◆ Owner/Manager: Dave Buchholz ◆ Fax: 402-461-3615 ◆ Address: 1618 N. Lincoln ◆ Employees: 10 ◆ Fax: 402-461-4746 ◆ Address: 2619 Bateman St. ◆ Address: 105 N. 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Fifth St. ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Services: Business real estate leasing, commercial Craig Farming Corporation ◆ Owner/Manager: Don & Diane Koos ◆ Owner/Manager: Dan Dowling ◆ Founded: 2006 building sales/rentals agency ◆ Phone: 402-469-4181 ◆ Services: Internet marketing ◆ Address: 120 E. Lochland Rd. ◆ Employees: 4 Cornhusker Tool, Machine, Crazy Beautiful Hair & Nails ◆ Phone: 402-756-6875 David Barrientez Roofing ◆ E-mail: email@example.com Connor Management Service and Manufacturing Inc. ◆ Fax: 402-461-5461 and Snow Removal ◆ Founded: 1979 ◆ Address: 200 W. Second St. ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Services: General construction ◆ Address: 816 Glenwood Ave. ◆ Address: 5215 W. 12th St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Connor ◆ Address: 1122 Franklin Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Denise Hubbard ◆ Founded: 2009 Dollar General Store ◆ Phone: 402-462-6425 ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert E. Selko ◆ Phone: 402-462-2901 ◆ Services: Health and excercise for women ◆ Phone: 402-463-8534 ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Services: All hair services, all nail services (mani- ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Address: 705 W. Second St. ◆ Phone: 402-463-6523 cures, pedicures, artificial nails), waxing services Custom Pack Inc. ◆ Services: Roofing, snow removal ◆ Owner/Manager: Michelle Conn ◆ Services: Organization management service. Provide ◆ Fax: 402-463-6508 ◆ Address: 601 W. J St. ◆ Employees: 5 governance orientation and board development ◆ Founded: 1978 Credit Bureau of Hastings Inc. ◆ Owner/Manager: David Dirks, manager DaVita ◆ Phone: 402-462-5223 Consolidated Concrete Co. ◆ Services: Machine shop and welding services; tool ◆ Address: 806 West 2nd ◆ Employees: 12 ◆ Address: 1900 N. St. Joseph Ave. ◆ Founded: 1993 and die making ◆ Owner/Manager: Patrick M. Heng ◆ Phone: 402-462-2532 ◆ Owner/Manager: DaVita ◆ Services: General merchandise ◆ Address: 2000 N. Baltimore Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Brad Sallinger Costume Shoppe ◆ Employees: 7 ◆ Fax: 402-462-5943 ◆ Employees: 13 ◆ Employees: 15 ◆ Phone: 402-463-7910 ◆ Founded: 1947 ◆ Phone: 402-463-4893 or 800-633-5462 Please see 2010/page S18 ◆ Address: 213 N. Lincoln ◆ Fax: 402-462-2782 ◆ Phone: 402-463-1393 ◆ Owner/Manager: Laurene Andreasen ◆ Founded: 1966 ◆ Founded: 1921 ◆ Phone: 402-463-4660 ◆ Services: Collection and credit reporting agency ◆ Services: Ready-mix concrete Consumer Service Co. Inc. ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Founded: 1978 ◆ Services: Costumes and alterations by appointment, Creekside Photography HASTINGS FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC ◆ Owner/Manager: Bob Lomax theatrical ◆ Address: 17175 S. Showboat Road ◆ Phone: 402-463-7200 ◆ Owner/Manager: Dale and Jan Juranek ◆ Fax: 402-463-7579 Cottages of Hastings ◆ Phone: 402-756-2000 ◆ Founded: 1966 ◆ Founded: 1983 ◆ Address: 1133 S. Hastings Ave. ◆ Services: Photography, matting and framing ◆ Services: Crop protection products, custom applica- ◆ Owner/Manager: Bristol Propperties, Inc.; Val tion, bulk and bottled propane, agronomic services Lambert, manager Creighton University Dr. Troy E. Wilson Contryman Associates CPAs ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Phone: 402-463-0727 School of Nursing Hastings ◆ Address: 2215 W. 12th St. ◆ Fax: 402-462-5948 ◆ Address: 715 N. St. Joseph Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Ron Willnerd, Chris Oppliger, Jeff ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Owner/Manager: Sharon Hayek Anderson ◆ Founded: 1996 ◆ Phone: 888-736-2876 or 402-460-5719 ◆ Employees: 75 ◆ Services: Affordable senior housing, 55 and older, ◆ Fax: 402-461-5059 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6711 income restrictions apply ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Fax: 402-463-6713 Cougar Maintenance ◆ Founded: 1986 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org and jander- ◆ Services: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for ◆ Address: 600 Ringland Road email@example.com ◆ Services: Certified Public Accountants and business ◆ Owner/Manager: Ron Richards traditional/transfer students. Accelerated Nursing Curriculum (ANC) for students that have a four-year college Darci Jurgens, DC, PC UNBELIEVABLE • Auto & Personal Injury • Sports Injuries • Acupuncture • Cold Laser Therapy TRACTOR • Work Comp. • Geriatric Care Injuries • Headache & Stress Management • Pediatric Care TIRE SALE! ue oss/ ue el car cai dl ce her nsur W e acceptBl Cr Bl S hi d,M edi e,M edi d,M i ands Choi & m ostot i ances. We treat the whole family, it’s your future, be there healthy Hastings 321 North Burlington Avenue Family Chiropractic, P.C. Hastings, NE 68901 Ph: (402) 463-1955 Fx: (402) 463-0053 CO-OP PIVOT AGRI MAX FARM TIRES • Excellent traction • Self-cleaning MASTER • Resistance to wear Front Tractor Tire Protect against farm acid • Long working life Perfect for Larger More erosion Powerful Tractors • Low soil compaction • With 30-degree cleat angle • Designed for • Sturdy 4-rib design • Extra strength nylon cord tubeless mounting • Rugged all-nylon cord body • Special tread for easy ride AS LOW AS • Agri-tough rubber and longer tire life 855 AS LOW AS AS LOW AS $ $ 120 CASH & CARRY 11.2x24 4-Ply $ $ CASH & CARRY 480/80R42 $ $ 130 10.00x16 8-Ply Dr. Richard J. Arneson Optometrist AGRI- BKT RADIAL IV • Circumferential riding AGRI RADIAL III cleat minimizes ride • Excellent Traction vibration • An outstanding performer • Wide open soil that can reduce downtime • Long Tread Wear discharge channels for optimum Cleaning in and fuel costs soft soils • Radial construction for Dr. Nathan A. Bolen • Straight Bar Design 466 • Extra lug bracing provides resistance to lug rugged durability and Optometrist $$ treating in severe conditions ground-grabbing traction • Metric sizing marking provides more load carrying capacity • Special tri-bar design for a • Dual size marking for easy reference to conventional sizes smooth ride in the field and on the road A Leader In Quality Eye Care 770 • Twin ply notches provides easier mounting $ • Sized in distinct rolling circumference family groups for easy MFWD fitment • Wide range of acceptable rim widths for easy rim fitment on existing rims $ • Routine Eye Exams • Cataract & Glaucoma Care $ 940 18.4 -34 8 Ply • Contact Lenses • On-site Optical Lab $ CASH & CARRY 18.4 R38 Other sizes also on CASH & CARRY sale. CASH & CARRY 480/80R-42 • Prescription Sunglasses and Sports Eyewear Providing personalized, quality eye care for patients of all ages. Grand Island 308-395-8114 Kearney 308-236-5377 Medicare & HASTINGS VISION CLINIC, P.C. Hastings 402-461-3600 Trumbull 1-800-325-2379 Juniata Kenesaw Minden 402-751-2125 402-752-8114 308-832-0140 Woodriver Giltner Funk 308-583-2283 402-849-2812 308-263-2611 Axtell Wilcox 308-743-2122 308-478-5234 Medicaid 2119 W. 12th St. • Hastings, NE TOLL FREE 1-800-325-2379 accepted 402-462-8816 • 1-888-462-8816 S18 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Law firm honors 2010: Business directory ◆ Owner/Manager: Dan Hollatz founder Conway Continued from page S17 Dunmire, Fisher & Hastings Earl May Nursery ◆ Employees: 2 Dollar Tree ◆ Address: 800 W. Third St., No. 202 and Garden Center ◆ Phone: 402-462-9119 ◆ Owner/Manager: Chuck Hastings, David Fisher Services: Financial/investment services ◆ Address: 3609 Cimarron Plz. ◆ Address: 2220 N. Kansas Ave. ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Owner/Manager: Doug Nienhueser Edward Jones/Investments Don Rutt Plumbing and Heating ◆ Phone: 402-463-1383 ◆ Employees: 15 ◆ Fax: 402-463-0602 ◆ Phone: 402-462-6576 ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St. No. 304 ◆ Address: 1418 N. Kansas Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Don, Steve, Chris, Beau ◆ Founded: 1977 ◆ Fax: 402-462-6535 ◆ Owner/Manager: Brent Schirmer RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ firstname.lastname@example.org 75 YEAR ◆ Employees: 9 ◆ Phone: 402-463-4929 ◆ Services: Law Firm ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Founded: 1960 ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Phone: 402-462-5565 or 877-223-0569 Dutton-Lainson Co. There’s a specific reason why Anniversary ◆ Fax: 402-463-4929 ◆ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Manufacturing Division) ◆ Services: Retail lawn and garden supplies; landscap- ing; pets and pet supplies; gifts ◆ Services: Financial/Investment Services Edward Jones/Investments partners Douglas Pauley and Supreme Court, which he still ◆ Founded: 1993 ◆ Address: 1601 W. Second St. ◆ Services: Residential, commericial floor heating, dig- Easter Seals Nebraska ◆ Address: 220 S. Burlington Ave, Ste. 2 Chris Johnson decided to keep serves on today. ◆ Owner/Manager: William Hermes, president; Ron ◆ Owner/Manager: Vera Zabloudil ging, gas installation, medicial brazing, and geothermal Haase, senior vice president Hastings office ◆ Employees: 2 the name Conway in the name “I think (that the firm has heating, sewer and drain cleaning. ◆ Phone: 402-462-4141 ◆Address: 2727 W. Second St. Ste. 471 ◆ Phone: 402-462-4006 or 866-462-1848 of their office. had three attorneys become Don South Insurance ◆ Fax: 402-460-4615 ◆ Owner/Manager: Karen Carlson ◆ Founded: 2002 ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Employees: 8 ◆ Services: Investments, stocks, bonds, annuities, IRAs That reason is respect for judges) speaks pretty highly of ◆ Address: 233 N. Lincoln Ave. ◆ Web site: www.dutton-lainson.com ◆ Phone: 402-462-3031 and mutual funds ◆ Owner/Manager: Don South ◆ Founded: 1886 James D. Conway, who founded the firm,” Pauley said. ◆ Phone: 402-463-4288 ◆ Fax: 402-462-2040 Eileen’s Colossal Cookies ◆ Services: Marine, hardware, automotive, and industri- ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org the firm in 1935. It’s that kind of a reputation ◆ Fax: 402-462-8599 al items, such as hand and electric winches, tongue jacks, ◆ Services: Three main service lines for Nebraska with ◆ Address: 730 W. Second St. ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com What Conway started, working that the firm has in the state, ◆ Founded: 1989 anchors, couplers, boat and utility trailer accessories, hand disabilities: workforce development solutions, camp, recre- ◆ Owner/Manager: Eileen Harman ◆ Services: Insurance products and financial service and wire fence stretchers ation and respite solutions, alternative financing solutions. ◆ Employees: 8 in a law office by himself, is still that Pauley said is one of the ◆ Phone: 402-462-2572 Down Home Used Furniture Dutton-Lainson Co. Eaton Corp. ◆ Founded: 1983 going strong as the firm Conway, things that attracted him to (Wholesale Division) ◆ Address: 300 E. 39th St. ◆ Services: Plain or decorated cookies in 12 flavors; Pauley and Johnson, P.C., at the come to Hastings from Lincoln, and Appliance ◆ Owner/Manager: Shannon Hinrichs coffee shop ◆ Address: 1210 W. Second St. ◆ Address: 451 W. Second St. ◆ Employees: 50 Tribune Building at 908 W. where both he and Johnson ◆ Owner/Manager: William Hermes, president; Don ◆ Phone: 402-463-2382 Eldon’s Auto Repair Second St., will be celebrating its graduated from the University Down Range Manufacturing Thoesen, vice president and electrical department manag- ◆ Fax: 402-463-2540 ◆ Address: 710 E. South St. ◆ Address: 4170 N. Gunpowder Circle er; Doug Weber, plumbing department manager ◆ Founded: 1997 75th anniversary this year. of Nebraska College of Law. ◆ Phone: 402-462-4141 ◆ Services: Locking differentials Electrical Corp of America, Inc. Pauley also noted the fact that Down Under Antiques ◆ Fax: 402-460-4612 ◆ Address: 4520 E. South St. Current partner Pauley joined ◆ Founded: 1886 ECHO Electric Supply Hastings is a smaller communi- ◆ Address: 906 W. First St. the firm in 1984 when the ◆ Owner/Manager: Beau, Vicki, and Paul Bergman ◆ Services: Electrical and plumbing contractor prod- ◆ Address: 1502 Park West Drive Electronic Systems Inc. office was known as Conway, ty than Lincoln was also a driv- ◆ Employees: 3 ucts, wire and cable, electrical construction material, light- ◆ Owner/Manager: Mitch Stocker ◆ Address: 245 W. Second St. ◆ Phone: 402-463-6266 ing, utility products, rough-in plumbing, finished plumbing, ◆ Employees: 10 ◆ Owner/Manager: Bruce Mooers Connolly and Pauley. Then, in ing force behind his decision. ◆ Web site: www.downunderantiques.com heating and air-conditioning and utility water products ◆ Phone: 402-463-6859 or 1-800-975-3726 ◆ Employees: 22 “At the time, it was a good ◆ Founded: 1985 DVM Resources ◆ Fax: 402-463-6850 ◆ Phone: 402-463-0200 1996, Johnson joined the firm, ◆ Services: Antiques and collectables, internet sales ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Fax: 402-463-0310 which switched the title to opportunity to practice law (in a ◆ Address: 120 S. Lincoln Ave. ◆ Founded: 1979 ◆ Founded: 1984 smaller community),” Pauley Downtown Center Association ◆ Owner/Manager: Ellen Riepma ◆ Services: Wholesale electrical supplies/retail lighting ◆ Services: Special systems contract: fire alarm, nurse Conway, Pauley and Johnson. ◆ Address: 301 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ Employees: 9 gallery call, sound, intercom, CATV, telephone, security, computer “The Conway name has said. “I was given the chance to ◆ Phone: 402-461-8413 ◆ Phone: 402-463-9891 Eco-Drip Irrigation cabling do more things more quickly.” ◆ Fax: 402-461-4400 ◆ Fax: 402-463-9533 stayed on the firm to honor ◆ Web site: www.hastingsdowntown.com ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Address: 155 W. Barrows Rd. Eletech Inc. him,” Pauley said of the Through the years, research u Services: Organize marketing/promotional events in ◆ Founded: 1988 ◆ Owner/Manager: Craig Hoelscher ◆ Address: 615 W. 33rd St. downtown Hastings ◆ Services: Animal health supplies ◆ Employees: 6 founder, who died in 1990. methods have also changed dras- ◆ Phone: 402-744-2411 Elite Tours tically, Pauley said. He says when Drake Tool and Design Dwyer & Gerloff Inc. ◆ Fax: 402-744-2009 ◆ Address: 2500 W. Seventh St. Through the years, no matter ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.eco-drip.com he first began practicing law, ◆ Address: 4215 W. J St. The Cabinet Shop Elks Country Club Golf Course what names were in the title, ◆ Phone: 402-463-8688 ◆ Services: Subsurface drip irrigation ◆ Address: 424 W. Second St. the firm has played an impor- there were no computers. So Dream Team Hair Care ◆ Owner/Manager: Matt Dwyer and Neal Gerloff Edgewood Vista ◆ Address: 3050 E. South St. tant role, not only in Hastings, research for particular cases was ◆ Address: 235 S. Burlington Ave., Ste. E ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Address: 2400 W. 12th St. Ellerbrock-Norris Financial ◆ Owner/Manager: Tami Frazier ◆ Phone: 402-462-8448 ◆ Employees: 12 but the state too, Pauley said. done by searching through books ◆ Founded: 1983 ◆ Phone: 402-462-6828 ◆ Address: 2203 Osborne Drive West ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Owner/Manager: Michael Theis and archives. Today, he said he ◆ Services: Custom cabinets and remodeling; millwork; ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.eaglewoodvista.com That began when Conway ◆ Phone: 402-462-5311 additions, siding, new construction ◆ Services: Alzheimers and dementia care ◆ Employees: 5 does all of his research online. ◆ Founded: 2005 ◆ Phone: 402-462-2505 founded the firm and used his ◆ Services: Haircuts, coloring, perms, straightening and Dycus Painting ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org “The practice of law has sped Educational Service Unit No. 9 expertise in corporate law and extensions; styling for prom, weddings, homecoming, ◆ Address: 923 Briggs Ave. ◆ Address: 1117 E. South St. ◆ Founded: 1950 up,” he said. dance recitals and birthday parties, manicures and pedi- ◆ Services: Insurance, security sales, financial counseling combined that with his back- cures ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Dycus ◆ Owner/Manager: Mick Loughran, Administrator ground in oil and gas law to Conway, Pauley and Johnson ◆ Phone: 402-463-7726 ◆ Employees: 130 Ellerbrock-Norris Insurance Driscoll, Mark F.D.D.S., ◆ E-mail: email@example.com ◆ Phone: 402-463-5611 has attorneys who specialize in ◆ Services: Interior, exterior painting, powerwashing, ◆ Address: 2203 Osborne Drive West become Nebraska’s representative Ganow, Wayne L. D.D.S., P .C. ◆ Fax: 402-463-9555 ◆ Employees: 25 a variety of different areas of wood finishing, restoration work, floor and wall prepara- ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Phone: 402-463-2461 on the Interstate Oil Compact ◆ Address: 2217 W. 12th St. tion, wallpaper removal ◆ Founded: 1967 ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. Mark F. Driscol ◆ Fax: 402-463-2469 Commission from 1953-1959 law, including divorce, family E-Z Kitchens Inc. ◆ Services: Education services as identified and ◆ Founded: 1906 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3069 requested by member schools and was chairman of the legal law, estate planning, personal ◆ Founded: 1961 ◆ Address: 2115 W. Second St. ◆ Servcies: All lines of insurance committee of the Nebraska Oil injury, workers’ compensation, ◆ Services: General Dentistry ◆ Owner/Manager: Dave Zach Edward Jones/Investments Ellis Disposal Service DTE Rail Services, Inc. ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Address: 630 W. Second St. ◆ Address: 1110 W. A St. and Gas Association. He was gen- criminal law and civil litigation. ◆ Phone: 402-463-6547 ◆ Owner/Manager: Rebecca Maddox ◆ Address: 250 S. Maxon Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Quincy Ellis eral counsel for Kansas-Nebraska The firm is also adding anoth- ◆ Fax: 402-463-7386 ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Boston ◆ Founded: 1979 ◆ Phone: 402-463-0631 or 888-491-6956 er attorney in March, Nancy ◆ Phone: 402-462-8984 natural Gas Co. for many years as ◆ Employees: 29 ◆ Services: Sale of kitchen and bath cabinets and win- ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Founded: 1986 Johnson, who will specialize in ◆ Phone: 402-462-2050 dows ◆ Founded: 1981 ◆ Services: Disposal services well. ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.dters.com ◆ Services: Investments including: stocks, bonds, Through the years, the firm family law and divorce cases. ◆ Services: General repair, wreck repair, maintenance, Eagle Body Works mutual funds, annuities, etc. Long term care, life insurance Emerald Ost Brokers Inc. He credits the company’s car upgrades, and inspection to railcars owned by railroads ◆ Address: 1102 E. Second St. ◆ Address: 319 N. Baltimore Ave. has also tutored three attorneys and private business. ◆ Owner/Manager: Jerry Herz Edward Jones/Investments ◆ Owner/Manager: Beverly Ost who went on to become judges. client relations and diversity to Duane’s Welding Service ◆ Phone: 402-461-3154 ◆ Address: 220 S. Burlington Ave, Ste. 2 ◆ Employees: 3 Lewis Blackledge, Fred Irons and its longevity. Eakes Office Plus ◆ Owner/Manager: Judy Nabower ◆ Phone: 402-463-9377 ◆ Address: 4940 E. J St. ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Fax: 402-463-9387 William Connolly all became “We have excellent client ◆ Owner/Manager: Duane Devitt ◆ Address: 839 W. Second St. ◆ Phone: 402-462-4006 or 866-462-1848 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Owner/Manager: Monte Rasmussen ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Founded: 1999 state district judges. Connolly relations and communication,” ◆ Phone: 402-462-2086 ◆ Employees: 22 ◆ Founded: 2002 ◆ Services: Real Estate Sales and Service; agricultural, was elected to serve the Pauley said. “And (the firm) is ◆ Fax: 402-462-2086 ◆ Phone: 402-463-6780 ◆ Services: Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, commercial, residential ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Fax: 402-463-6802 CDs, retirement plans, college savings plans, IRAs, life Nebraska Court of Appeals in diversified enough that if one ◆ Founded: 1979 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.eakes.com insurance, longterm care and disability insurance Enterprise 1991 before he was nominated (area of law) is slower it doesn’t ◆ Services: All types of welding: mig, tig & stick, three ◆ Founded: 1978 Edward Jones/Investments ◆ Address: 800 S. Burlington Ave. portable rigs, metal fabrication; stainless steel and alu- ◆ Services: Retail office machines, furniture, computers to serve on the Nebraska affect the entire practice.” minum punching, shearing, certified and insured and office supplies ◆ Address: 1019 W. Second St. Please see 2010/page S19 HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Business Outlook S19 2010: Business directory Ellerbrock-Norris moves with the times Continued from page S18 ◆ Services: Auto, home, life, commercial and health ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert Coffey RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ email@example.com 60 YEAR ny experiences highs and lows along with the economy. The ◆ Employees: 18 Anniversary insurance, financial services, HSA's, IRA's, boat, motor Equalizer Midwest Inc. cycle, workers compensation, bonds, long term care, and ◆ Phone: 402-463-0107 In 1950, James Theis had a key, he said, is to be financially ◆ Address: 4955 E. South St. other products ◆ Fax: 402-463-0452 ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry Meyer, R. Douglas Stevens ◆ Founded: 1996 difficult decision to make. stable as a business. Farmers National Co. ◆ Services: Custom injection molding He could either continue Center on west Second Street. ◆ Employees: 13 “It fluctuates,” he said. ◆ Phone: 402-463-3161 ◆ Address: 935 Sycamore St. Fleetpride ◆ Fax: 402-463-3164 ◆ Owner/Manager: David Englund teaching, or he could pursue his That year, the business also “When the market is good and ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Phone: 402-469-1363 ◆ Address: 1270 S. Baltimore Ave. second job — selling life insur- switched its name from ◆ Founded: 2003 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Owner/Manager: Randy Meyer when the market is not so good, ◆ Services: Fertilizer terminal; wholesale anhydrous ◆ Services: Farm management, real estate sales, crop ◆ Employees: 14 ance — which he did during the American General Life to you have to be financially stable ammonia and liquid solution fertilizers, manufacture insurance ◆ Phone: 402-463-6773 summer months when he was- Ellerbrock-Norris Financial. polyphosphate solutions Farris Construction Co. Inc. ◆ Fax: 402-463-0059 in order to service your cus- ◆ Founded: 1960 n’t teaching. The company wasn’t done tomers. We (as a business) have Espresso America ◆ Address: 137 E. E St. ◆ Services: Transportation parts and service; trailer and moving after that, as it now calls ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Farris truck parts, light axle parts, ag wheels and hitches He chose the latter and start- been through three or four ◆ Address: 320 S. Burlington Ave., Ste. 104 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Guthmann/Phil Odom/Ron ◆ Employees: 25-30 FlowServe Pump Company ed his own business selling 2203 Osborne Drive West its Lukesh ◆ Phone: 402-462-8732 financial crashes.” ◆ Employees: 7 ◆ Fax: 402-462-8801 ◆ Address: 1341 W. Second St. American General Life insur- home in a custom-built facility ◆ Founded: 1980 ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert C. Wilson He said the current economic ◆ Phone: 402-463-1511 ance. That business is still thriv- that the company shares with ◆ Fax: 402-463-0499 ◆ Services: General contractor ◆ Employees: 145 Ellerbrock-Norris Insurance. downturn has been the longest ◆ Founded: 2005 ◆ Phone: 402-463-1306 ing today, under the new name Fastenal ◆ Fax: 402-462-8512 and most drawn out he has seen. ◆ Services: Coffee shop ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org of Ellerbrock-Norris Financial Aside from the changes in ◆ Address: 100 West J. Street “It is harder to attract a dol- Eternal Youth Salon and Spa ◆ Owner/Manager: Wade Fleischer ◆ Founded: 1908 and will be celebrating its 60- addresses throughout the past ◆ Address: 111 N. Burlington ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Services: Vertical turbine pumps for use in irrigation, year anniversary this year. 60 years, the business has also lar,” Michael said. “You just ◆ Owner/Manager: Rachelle Tompkin ◆ Phone: 402-462-9700 municipal and industrial applications. Gray iron casting for counsel people to stay with the ◆ Phone: 402-461-5576 ◆ Fax: 402-462-9705 various industrial uses. Custom fabrications for industrial Theis’ time at the head of his shifted its services. ◆ Founded: 2009 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com pump applications plan you laid out for them. ◆ Founded: 2000 own business was rather short- “We were marketing life insur- ◆ Services: Facials, skin peels, body wraps, waxing Four Rivers Sportsmen's Club Inc. “You have to not over-extend ◆ Services: Industrial and construction supplies lived because in 1954, his broth- ance, and when I came into the Executive Copier Systems Inc. ◆ Address: 1845 S. Maxon Ave. yourself. Operate by a budget, and Ferrone Associates er, Donald, took over the com- business I opened up the finan- ◆ Address: 222 W. Third. St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Jack Giddings Management Consulting Foxy Nails pany. James continued to work cial planning part,” current try to project it into the future.” ◆ Employees: 7 ◆ Address: 1126 Country Club Drive ◆ Address: 3001 W. 12th St. Ste31-B for the company until 1980. owner Michael Theis said. And that’s what Theis said ◆ Phone: 402-461-3651 ◆ Phone: 402-462-0244 ◆ Owner/Manager: Lily Nguyen ◆ Fax: 402-461-3595 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.ferroneassociates.com ◆ Phone: 402-461-4337 In 1993, the company under- Michael said the company he’s doing — particularly on the ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Founded: 2001 ◆ Founded: 1996 ◆ Founded: 1985 went a major change — as it still services American General business end of things — look- ◆ Services: Assist businesses and organizations to help ◆ Services: Digital multifunctional copiers, fax supplies them attain their next level of success Frontier Ford Lincoln Mercury moved locations from the clients. ing toward the future. and service ◆ Address: 3101 Osborne Drive West Fidler Agency Inc. ◆ Owner/manager: Paul Spady Cameron Building, 105 N. Being in the financial busi- “We expect the company to Fairbanks International ◆ Address: 1710 W. Second St. ◆ Employees: 16 Hastings Ave., to the Landmark ness, Theis said that the compa- keep growing,” he said. ◆ Address: 1660 S. Baltimore Ave. ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3116 ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Fairbanks ◆ Phone: 402-463-6185 ◆ Fax: 402-463-3416 ◆ Employees: 33 ◆ Fax: 402-463-3041 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.spadyautos.com ◆ Phone: 402-463-0544 ◆ Fax: 402-463-0258 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Founded: 1991 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Founded: 1976 ◆ Services: Life, health, medigap and supplemental insurance and annuities ◆ Founded: 2000 ◆ Services: Pre-owned and new car dealer G & R Repair Family business evolves into corporation ◆ Services: Farm equipment sales Fairplay Park Financial Network Investment Corp of Hastings ◆ Address: 923 W. A St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Gregory Watson and Rachelle RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ email@example.com 50 YEAR “Our service to the customer (has allowed us to remain in ◆ Address: 1501 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Brian Becker ◆ Address: 2700 South Hilltop Road Watson ◆ Employees: 2 What first began as a small Anniversary business),” he said. “We try to ◆ Owner/Manager: Greg Jahnke ◆ Phone: 402-463-3437 family business in 1960 has Family Medical Center ◆ Employees: 2 ◆ Founded: 1995 help out everybody.” of Hastings ◆ Phone: 402-462-2002 ◆ Services: Small engine and automotive repair to since evolved into part of a FleetPride corporation. There’s no doubt, Meyer says, ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org include shocks, struts, tune-ups, fuel system repairs on national corporation. FleetPride is a nationwide com- ◆ Address: 1021 W. 14th St. ◆ Founded: 1991 vehicles, mowers, weedeaters, snowthrowers, ATVs, that major corporations have ◆ Owner/Manager: Dr. Robert Mastin, Dr. James W. ◆ Services: Independent financial planner/Adviser boats, jet skis. This year, FleetPride, 1270 S. pany with nearly 200 facilities. Miller, Dr. Kevin Wycoff, Dr. Curtis D. Reimer, Dr. Timothy changed the truck-servicing C. Zimmerman and Dr. David J. Schram First Dakota National Bank G&W Saw and Tool Sharpening Burlington Ave., will be cele- In 2004, the business moved industry. ◆ Employees: 30 to its current location at 1270 S. ◆ Phone: 402-463-2423 ◆ Address: 2837 W. Hwy. 6 ◆ Address: 1522 W. E St. brating its 50th anniversary in “There have been a lot of ◆ Fax: 402-463-9697 Fit 4 U Fitness ◆ Owner/Manager: Jim Peirce Hastings. Burlington Ave. The new build- ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com ◆ Phone: 402-463-0166 smaller people that have ◆ Founded: 1955 ◆ Address: 840 Creighton Ave. ◆ Founded: 1994 Hastings Diesel Service was ing is about three times as large dropped out, and the bigger ◆ Services: Family practice ◆ Owner/Manager: Stacie Widhelm ◆ Services: Saw and tool sharpening service, welding first started by Andrew and ◆ Founded: 2007 repair, ornamental iron work as its former location, said fleets have taken over,” he said. Farm Bureau Financial Services ◆ Services: 1-on-1, in-home personal training; Hastings Nina Holt, servicing heavy-duty branch manager Randy Meyer, Fuel prices have also been a Adventure Boot Camp for women Gallery Auto Sales ◆ Address: 1902 W. Second St. ◆ Did business return Outlook form: No trucks and trailers and selling a who has been with the business major obstacle for trucking ◆ Owner/Manager: Rodney (manager) and Kim Hunt ◆ Address: 107 W. J St. ◆ Employees: 8 Five Points Bank of Hastings limited number of supplies at a for the past 30 years. companies to deal with. As a ◆ Phone: 402-462-2920 GameStop small shop at 219 W. J St. ◆ Fax: 402-462-5033 ◆ Address: 2815 Osborne Drive W. ◆ Address: 4103 Osborne Dr. W. That move has helped the result of higher fuel costs, many ◆ E-mail/Web site: rod.huntefbfs.com ◆ Owner/Manager: Terry Anstine Andrew serviced the trucks at business expand. ◆ Employees: 37 Garden Cafe and Bakery companies have cut back on the ◆ Founded: 1948 ◆ Phone: 402-462-2228 the shop, while Nina main- “We seem to stay busy,” ◆ Services: Insurance and financial services and Farm ◆ Address: 2201 Osborne Drive E., Holiday Inn tained the books at home. number of trucks they have out ◆ Fax: 402-462-9540 Bureau Bank, crop insurance and B.C. B.S. health insur- ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.5pointsbank.com ◆ Owner/Manager: Shawn & Katy Gibson Meyer said. “We moved to this on the road. And that has led to ance. ◆ Employees: 95 In 1970, the couple’s son, ◆ Founded: 2000 ◆ Phone: 402-463-8387 Don, became manager of the location, which has helped us.” fewer trucks needing service. Farm Bureau Insurance ◆ Services: Full service bank ◆ Fax: 402-461-8101 ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St., No. 324 business when it was incorpo- While some family-owned “Trucks don’t run if they Five Points Bank of Hastings ◆ Founded: 1993 ◆ Owner/manager: Ray Bunnell and Donna Bunnell ◆ Services: Family restaurant, convention center, and rated. Don’s brother, Jim, also businesses may shy away from don’t have to,” Meyer said. ◆ Phone: 402-462-6866 ◆ Address: 320 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ Fax: 402-462-6809 ◆ Phone: 402-462-2228 sports bar joined the family business in corporations, Meyer said the Despite some of these obsta- ◆ Services: Insurance ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.5pointsbank.com Garden Gnomes 1977 to focus on the parts busi- change has been good for the cles, Meyer said he doesn’t see Farmer’s Insurance Group Five Points Bank of Hastings ◆ Address: 1614 W, Fifth St. ness. Meanwhile, Andrew con- Hastings business. He credits the company slowing down ◆ Owner/Manager: Carmen Engelhardt ◆ Address: 813 W. Third St. ◆ Address: 322 N. St. Joseph Ave. tinued to focus on the service that to the business’ longevity anytime soon. And FleetPride ◆ Phone: 402-469-0641 ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry R. Schanaman ◆ Phone: 402-462-2228 ◆ Founded: 2008 end of things. and the fact that the business looks forward to continuing to ◆ Phone: 402-461-3280 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.5pointsbank.com ◆ Services: Landscaping services including design, ◆ Fax: 402-461-3292 Five Star Molding installation, and maintenance In 1999, Hastings Diesel remains focused on its service to service truckers in the Hastings ◆ Owner/Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Founded: 1999 ◆ Address: 1503 I St. Please see 2010/page S20 Service became part of the its customers. area for many years to come. Airgas. You’ll find it with us. Airgas, Inc. is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related hardgoods, such as welding supplies. Airgas is also a leading U.S. distributor of safety products, the largest U.S. producer of nitrous oxide and dry ice, the largest liquid carbon dioxide producer in the Southeast, and a leading distributor of process chemicals, refrigerants and ammonia products. GASES WELDING PRODUCTS SAFETY PRODUCTS TOOLS & HARDWARE • Industrial Gases • Filler Metal • Clothing • Cutting Tools • Liquid Nitrogen, • Misc. Welding • Environmental • Abrasives Oxygen & Argon Equipment • Ergonomics & Fall Protection • Industrial Brushes • Medical Gases • Welders & Accessories • Head, Eye & Face • Machine Tools • Welding Support Protection • Specialty Gases Equipment • MRO & Plant • Fire Equipment Maintenance GAS EQUIPMENT MEDICAL PRODUCTS • First Aid • Industrial Coatings/ • Specialty Gas • Dental Nasal Masks • Footwear Equipment Paint • Durable Medical • Gloves Equipment OTHER PRODUCTS • Welding Gas Equipment • Hearing Protection • Medical Regulators • Training Tapes & • Gas Equipment • Monitors & Calibration Literature Accessories • Sodalime Equipment • Medical Support • Respiratory Protection Equipment & Supplies • Area Protection 101 East J St. • Hastings, NE 68901 402-463-4400 www.airgas.com S20 Business Outlook HASTINGS TRIBUNE Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 Expansion benefits 2010: Business directory Earl May business Continued from page S19 Garlock Glass Service, L.L.C. ◆ Address: 101 E. Second St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Willard Garlock ◆ Employees: 1 ◆ Phone: 402-462-8757 ◆ Fax: 402-462-8758 ◆ Founded: 1996 ◆ Services: Sales and repair of outdoor power equip- ◆ Employeees: 12 ◆ Phone: 402-463-4543 ◆ Founded: 1981 ◆ Services: Restaurant featuring pizza delivery and buffet Goldenrod Cafe ◆ Services: Wholesale foods-Barrel of Fun, Vic's Popcorn, Regency Coffee, Mi Mama Tortillas, Keebler/Kellogg Great White Shredding ◆ Phone: 402-463-1779 ment ◆ Address: 1039 S. Burlington Ave. RYNE STEFANKIEWICZ email@example.com 50 YEAR ◆ Founded: 1994 ◆ Services: Full service glass shop General Counseling, LLC ◆ Address: 1616 E. South St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Nancy Bosle ◆ Owner/Manager: Woodward’s Disposal Service ◆ Phone: 402-462-9252 Earl May started a nursery Anniversary Garrett Tires & Treads ◆ Address: 215 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Cyndee Fintel ◆ Employees: 11 ◆ Phone: 402-461-4999 ◆ Fax: 402-463-7630 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org business in Shenandoah, Iowa, ◆ Address: 1007 E. South St. ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Founded: 1997 ◆ Founded: 2009 ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Garrett, owner; Larry Weiss ◆ Phone: 402-463-6811 ◆ Services: Restaurant serving country-style breakfasts ◆ Services: On-site mobil destruction, shredding serv- in 1919. As his business grew, placed in a sawdust mixture and Tony Brazenski, managers ◆ Fax: 402-463-6847 and lunches ice and sold. Today all plants are ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ E-mail/Web site: Cyndee@generalcounseling.com he looked to expand it into ◆ Founded: 2000 Good Samaritan Society - Village Gremco Inc. ◆ Phone: 402-463-6222 Nebraska. grown and sold in containers. ◆ Fax: 402-463-6222 ◆ Services: Counseling or therapy for individuals, cou- Home Health ◆ Owner/Manager: Robert Wallace ◆ Founded: 1997 ples, families, teens, children and christian counseling ◆ Phone: 402-463-5617 In 1960, May chose to place The current system has ◆ Address: 926 E. E Street ◆ Service: Tires, tire service, automotive service, fluid General Nutrition Center ◆ Owner/Manager: Evangelical Lutheran Good Guarantee Electric Co. a nursery in Hastings. The increased survival rates for service, fleet service on job site, alignment, brakes Samaritan Society ◆ Address: 4103 Osborne Drive West ◆ Address: 1524 W. Eighth St. business is still here 50 years plants, Nienhueser said. Gary Michael’s Clothiers ◆ Owner/Manager: Beau Huffman ◆ Employees: 8 ◆ Phone: 402-463-3181 Ext. 213 ◆ Employees: 9 Another change Nienhueser ◆ Address: 642 W. Second St. ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Phone: 402-463-4586 later. ◆ Phone: 402-462-2450 ◆ Fax: 402-460-3206 ◆ Founded: 1914 ◆ Owner/Manager: Trish Ludemann and Tamy Valentin ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.good-sam.com The company originally was has noticed more recently is an ◆ Phone: 402-463-9881 ◆ Fax: 402-462-2954 ◆ Founded: 1996 ◆ Services: Provide electrical services for residential, ◆ Fax: 402-463-9882 ◆ Founded: 1996 commerical, industrial, and agricultural projects. located at 309 N. Burlington increase in first-time gardeners. ◆ Services: Health Supplements, products and informa- ◆ Services: Home care needs facility ◆ E-mail: email@example.com H & M Equipment Ave. for 10 years. In 1970, it He credits this to rising food ◆ Web site: www.garymichaels.biz tion Good Samaritan Society ◆ Founded: 1983 Geneva State Bank ◆ Address: 2000 N. Baltimore Ave. moved to 834 S. Burlington prices. ◆ Services: Men's clothing; tuxedo retail and rental; Hastings Village ◆ Owner/manager: Randy Stark “There are a lot of first-time ◆ Address: 3602 Cimarron Plz. ◆ Address: 926 E. E St. ◆ Employees: 10 Ave. The business relocated to shoes; women's accent pieces; Brighton women's hand- bags, accessories and jewelry ◆ Owner/Manager: Jeremy M. Anderson ◆ Owner/Manager: Kimberly Sear Johansen ◆ Phone: 402-463-1304 its present home, 2220 N. gardeners with the price of ◆ Employees: 6 ◆ Employees: 380 ◆ Fax: 402-463-2879 Gary Thompson Agency ◆ Services: Banking ◆ Phone: 402-463-3181 ◆ Founded: 1946 Kansas Ave., in 1998. food,” he said. “A lot of people ◆ Fax: 402-460-3206 ◆ Services: Sand and gravel; equipment rental ◆ Address: 2727 W. Second St. Ste. 420 Gessford Machine Shop Inc. The current store is four times are raising their own food.” ◆ Employees: 36 ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org H & R Block ◆ Services: Property and casualty, crop, life and health ◆ Address: 701 W. South St. ◆ Founded: 1957 larger than the previous store. Although the store remains insurance. ◆ Owner/Manager: George C. Anderson ◆ Services: Retirement options-apartments/duplexes, ◆ Address: 1011 W. Second St. open year-round, the company ◆ Employees: 9 apartments with services, assisted living, outpatient thera- ◆ Owner/Manager: Joan Bittfield The nursery and plant area is six Gary’s Electric, L.L.C. ◆ Phone: 402-463-9844 or 800-829-3448 py, home health, skilled nursing facility, children's daycare ◆ Phone: 402-462-5282 times larger. does 65 percent of its business ◆ Address: 222 W. 14th St., Ste. 102 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com Goodwill Industries ◆ Fax: 402-462-5112 ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Rose ◆ Founded: 1955 ◆ Services: Tax preparation and electronic filing With the extra space at the from May to June. ◆ Services: Remanufacture gas and diesel engines; of Greater Nebraska ◆ Employees: 2 Hackler Auto Repair new location, the company The nursery does more than ◆ Phone: 402-463-7363 machine shop services, performance engines, industrial ◆ Address: 835 S. Burlington Ave. Ste. 112 just sell plants, too. Due to the ◆ Founded: 2003 shaft, welding/grinding repairs, industrial balancing, engine and Self Storage expanded its landscaping sec- ◆ Services: Residential and commercial electrical con- parts sales, online catalog for engines for Ford Cobras Grace's Locksmith ◆ Address: 810 S. Lincoln Ave. tion and added patio furniture. lack of pet specialty stores in the tracting and service Gibraltar Packaging, Inc. ◆ Address: 343 W. Second St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Jerry Hackler area, the store also sells pets and Gary's Refrigeration Heating ◆ Address: 2000 Summit Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Brad Boden ◆ Phone: 402-463-6363 “The company’s highest ◆ Phone: 402-463-6661 ◆ Founded: 1983 and Air Conditioning ◆ Owner/Manager: Richard (Dick) D. Hinrichs, presi- point was when we moved out pet supplies. dent; Mark Lessor, vice president and general manager ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Services: Complete auto repair, modern self storage “(The pet section) makes us a ◆ Address: 131 S. Minnesota ◆ Employees: 164 ◆ Founded: 1945 facility, ASE master technician to this location,” store manager ◆ Owner/Manager: Gary Ernst ◆ Phone: 402-463-1366 ◆ Services: Sales and service of locks, keys, safes, little more unique,” Nienhueser Hair Shop Doug Nienhueser said. “We can ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Fax: 402-463-2467 door closers and related items ◆ Phone: 402-463-4590 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com Graham Gallery ◆ Address: 747 S. Burlington offer way more than we ever said. “The city stores don’t have ◆ Fax: 402-462-2756 ◆ Founded: 1956 ◆ Owner/Manager: Larry E. Ackerman could at the other location. pet sections.” ◆ Founded: 1982 ◆ Services: Manufactures folding, litho-laminated, and ◆ Address: 617 W. Second St. ◆ Phone: 402-463-2797 ◆ Services: Sales and service of all types of commer- corrugated cartons, providing products to customers in the ◆ Owner/Manager: Angela Graham, Sally Buss ◆ Founded: 1972 That year was the best year this One other factor that makes cial and residential refrigeration and air conditioning and food, paper and allied products, pharmaceutical and medic- ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Services: Shampoos, conditioners, gels, sprays, hair- Earl May unique in Hastings is heating, ductwork, gas piping and radiant heat inal, automotive, household, and industrial markets ◆ Phone: 402-463-2555 cuts store has ever had.” ◆ E-mail/Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org The company’s trade is natu- that it’s the only full-time nurs- Gaspers Construction Gingerbread Daycare ◆ Founded: 1996 Hallett Chem-Dry ◆ Address: 825 South Shore Drive and Preschool ◆ Services: Art gallery and custom frame shop, art ◆ Address: 801 N. Hastings Ave. No. 107 rally susceptible to weather con- ery located in the city. ◆ Owner/Manager: John Gaspers classes ◆ Address: 2201 W. Second St. Halloran Battery & Electric ditions. Nienhueser said the “As far as year-round nurs- ◆ Employees: 3 ◆ Owner/Manager: Connie Lewis Graham Tire Company ◆ Phone: 402-463-4077 ◆ Employees: 15 ◆ Address: 2001 W. Second St. weather has presented the com- eries, besides a garden center, ◆ Fax: 402-463-4077 ◆ Address: 338 W. Second St. ◆ Owner/Manager: Rich Halloran ◆ Phone: 402-463-2444 we are the only one,” he said. ◆ Founded: 1981 ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.gingerbreaddaycare.org Grand Motel ◆ Employees: 5 pany with some of its most try- ◆ Services: General contractor ◆ Founded: 1981 ◆ Phone: 402-462-9012 ing times. A hailstorm four In order to be a year-round Gastmann Pest Control ◆ Services: Preschool and daycare ◆ Address: 201 E. J St. ◆ Fax: 402-462-9040 ◆ Owner/Manager: Raju Bhakta, owner; Jim Sorenson, years ago was especially chal- facility, the company specially ◆ Address: 739 Briggs Ave. Gion Exteriors manager ◆ Founded: 1951 ◆ Employees: 5 ◆ Services: Automotive and light truck service and lenging. trains its employees. Full-time Gateway Realty of Hastings, Inc. ◆ Address: 1331 W. Seventh St. ◆ Phone: 402-463-1369 repair ◆ Owner/Manager: Richard Gion “The storm cleaned out the employees attend three semi- ◆ Address: 815 N. Marian Rd. ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Fax: 402-463-6906 Hastings Anesthesiology ◆ Owner/Manager: Bob Poppe and Eileen Penrose ◆ Phone: 402-461-6646 ◆ Founded: 1958 entire plant section and the nars per year to learn about new ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Services: Motel Associates PC ◆ Fax: 402-461-3277 nursery,” Nienhueser said. “We techniques, fertilizer tips, new ◆ Phone: 402-463-4561 ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com Great Plains Chrysler Dodge ◆ Address: 420 W. Fifth St., Ste. 101 ◆ Fax: 402-463-4564 ◆ Founded: 1993 ◆ Owner/Manager: Drs. John R. Dungan and Mark had to haul everything out and plants and new seed varieties. ◆ E-mail/Web site: gate- ◆ Services: Replacement windows, seamless gutters, ◆ Address: 2800 N. U.S. Highway 281 ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Spady Brosnihan bring all new stuff in.” Part-time employees attend one firstname.lastname@example.org ◆ Founded: 1971 siding and trim systems ◆ Employees: 20 ◆ Employees: 15 seminar each year. Git ‘N Split ◆ Phone: 402-463-3104 ◆ Phone: 402-463-9841 The nursery has switched ◆ Services: Real estate sales: residential, property man- ◆ Fax: 402-463-9846 agement, farm, commercial ◆ Address: 819 E South St. ◆ Fax: 402-463-4223 buildings three times through The company’s year-round ◆ Owner/Manager: Marlene Wilson ◆ Founded: 1965 ◆ Founded: 1983 and specialty service has kept Geiger & Dietze Ophthalmology ◆ Employees: 8 ◆ Services: New and used car sales and service, body ◆ Services: Medical care its history, but it also has ◆ Address: 715 N. Kansas Ave., Ste. 300 ◆ Phone: 402-463-9797 shop services Hastings Area changed the way it grows and customers coming back for 50 ◆ Owner/Manager: Drs. G.F. Geiger and P.J. Dietze ◆ Services: Retail Great Platte Distributing years. Nienhueser appreciates ◆ Phone: 402-462-9009 Chamber of Commerce sells plants. ◆ Founded: 1995 Glur’s Roofing ◆ Address: 601 S. Rhode Island ◆ Address: 301 S. Burlington Ave. In the 1960s and 1970s, all the town of Hastings for its sup- ◆ Services: Eye care specialists — a medical and sur- ◆ Address: 410 S. California Ave. ◆ Owner/Manager: Darryl Parde ◆ Employees: 6 gical group ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike Glur ◆ Employees: 4 ◆ Phone: 402-461-8400 plants were grown bare-root. port. ◆ Phone: 402-463-3354 ◆ Fax: 402-461-4400 Gene’s Repair Godfather’s Pizza ◆ Fax: 402-463-3810 This is a process where a plant is “The town has supported us ◆ E-mail/Web site: www.hastingschamber.com ◆ Address: 820 W. 17th St. ◆ Address: 1008 S. Burlington Ave. ◆ E-mail/Web site: email@example.com pulled from the ground and well,” he said. ◆ Owner/Manager: Gene Hasenkamp ◆ Owner/Manager: Mike and Julie Kunes ◆ Founded: 2001 Please see 2010/page S27 r t i com w w w . utsheatng. 463- 402- 4853 one,Hastngs,NE 315 K eyst i HEATI R TI NG NG & A I CO ND I O NI 2118 A ve.N. 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Gartner three years now and helps her contin- Cookies. that. Might be some extra work on worked as a real estate broker. ue to tweak procedures and other Flohrs and your part, but then the payoffs are “He had worked his way up to that. aspects of the business. Eileen worth it.” He only went through eighth grade of Gabe Harman, Eileen’s elder son at Harman However, Eileen has paid attention school, and then farmed and worked 32, just started with the business in pose for a to the difference between dedication construction,” she said. “Just in gener- November and is in training at the photograph al, they are successful people I’ve Hastings store. with a and being a workaholic, she said. cookie in always admired.” Eileen said her goals for the future “I will sometimes work long hours the early The same organizational and plan- are to keep her own stores doing well when you need to. But, my kids both ning skills that made Eileen successful days of the wrestled in high school — I never and to continue to sell franchises. business. as a secretary also contributed to her missed wrestling events. I do things I She has added franchises slowly over entrepreneurial success, she said. These enjoy doing. I definitely am not what skills continue to be noticed by every- the years, to the point that it has not Dec. 3 at 8410 S. 73rd Plaza in Papillion. we get, which I think is a testament to you’d call a workaholic,” she said. “I’m one who works with her. been overwhelming to her. Now, she Tonniges said the amount of support how much they want to be successful,” very dedicated to what I do, and that’s “Besides the obvious, that she had a believes the business can handle about she’s received from Eileen, Tony and Tonniges said. why it’s successful.” lot of drive and ambition, I think one of two new franchises per year. other corporate staff has been tremen- She noted that Eileen’s company Eileen said the largest obstacle to her the things that’s made her so successful The company does not actively adver- dous. They helped her with everything pays close attention to quality and cus- business over time has been finding is her attention to detail and her organ- tise its franchise opportunities, but from choosing a location to training tomer service. good help for her stores. ization,” said Tony Harman, Eileen’s instead has information available on its her employees to preparing for the “That’s two things that drew me to “It goes in spells, it seems like. It’s younger son who now is franchise Web site, www.eileenscookies.com. Valentine’s Day rush. them, too,” she said. “They don’t real- just, in general, hard to find good help. director of Eileen’s Colossal Cookies. Hastings native Emily Tonniges, 31, “I’ve talked to other people who own ly budge on those things, and I really Currently, we have some very good “There’s no chaos, I guess, involved owns the newest Eileen’s Colossal franchises, and they’re just kind of think that’s what’s going to make us help that we’re happy with,” she said. with it. And that’s a testament to how Cookies franchise. Her store opened shocked at the amount of support that successful.” Anderson: Hastings man gets things moving Continued from page S13 that as one of the next economic devel- been even more events added. “George is a true entrepreneur in the opment opportunities for our commu- “I’m very fortunate to have him here,” fact that he takes his visions and works nity to grow,” Haussler said. “We were Anderson said. “It’s gonna take more at them until they become reality,” he able to get with the land owner to people because I can’t do everything.” said. “I think you can see that especial- acquire the land and carry it to let While it may take more than just ly when you look at MPH. There’s an George get started.” George to run the track, Anderson does- example of a pure entrepreneur. He Today, Anderson said he’s proud to n’t just spend his time at Gessford’s or had a love for something, and he say he has paid off the loan to HEDC the track. He is involved in numerous worked at it until it became a reality.” and now owns the property through boards, committees and organizations It was Anderson’s vision and his love revenue from the track and funds from throughout the community. of Cobras as a Shelby dealer that got the numerous investors. And he loves donating his time. Anderson into even thinking of the Anderson admits that he can’t do His parents were able to donate idea for a road course racetrack in this alone. Things in this community money to the community as the own- Adams County. only happen with the help of those ers of Western Land Roller. Anderson BRENT McCOWN/Tribune It was while testifying before the who are willing, he said. said that while he can’t always do that, George Anderson poses with a 2006 heritage edition GT Ford (left), 1953 Nebraska Legislature on a bill regarding the licensing of kit cars that Anderson “I know someday it will be very very he can give of himself. Jaguar (center) and 1993 replica of a 1966 Shelby Cobra in a warehouse brought up the idea of a place to test successful,” Anderson said of the track. “I don’t have the Land Roller or any Oct. 12, 2006. and race these vehicles. “Right now it’s on a roll, but it still economic engine like that to donate,” takes some TLC with new partners and he said. “So eventually you say, ‘What the concept just snowballed, and $4,000 so Anderson could buy a snow While the bill for the kit cars never people who are interested.” I can give is time.’ And sometimes your Anderson was putting up decorations machine to make snow for Hastings amounted to much, the idea of a track did. The 2.3-mile road course opened in time is worth more than money.” for holidays throughout the year. children to play in. Anderson first proposed building the August 2006 to a crowd of more than One of Anderson’s contributions to “I took liberty with it and I just “These are people who get together 125 people. The Rocky Mountain the community is the time he takes to adopted it,” Anderson said of the proj- and put focus on getting things done,” track adjacent to the Hastings Anderson said. Municipal Airport. However, protests Vintage Racers conducted the first race decorate around Fisher Fountain for ect. “I just did it. Nobody asked me to on the track that weekend and have holidays throughout the year. do all this. I just do it.” Haussler said that while many peo- from the surrounding home owners ple have helped Anderson out over the stopped that proposal dead in its tracks. come back every year since. It started after Sept. 11, when A few years later, a few of Anderson’s years, it’s Anderson who’s had the ideas Eventually Dee Haussler, executive Today, events are conducted on the Anderson was approached about some friends gathered money for him to pur- to begin with. director of the Hastings Economic track almost every weekend through Christmas decorations that needed to chase the large blow-up pumpkin that “He’s a great thinker-outside-the- Development Corp., proposed proper- the summer and throughout the week, be preserved for the community. is used at the downtown Trick-or-Treat box and a great supporter of things ty at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 as well. Eventually, Anderson was given the event every year. going on in the community,” Haussler and Showboat Boulevard. With the addition of Ken Brown, the decorations that now adorn the foun- That same winter some other friends said. “He’s one of the most likable “Our board of directors just accepted new track manager, there also have tain each Christmas. Soon thereafter, rounded up between $3,000 and guys in the business.” A ROCK-SOLID REPUTATION FOR QUALITY BUILT BUILDINGS We’ve built our reputation for great buildings on a solid foundation of quality craftsmanship, innovative design and affordable financing for 4 generations. We’d like to thank the following businesses for choosing us as your local contractor. 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FSA & NRCS was in two different loca- office suites are currently occupied Finningsmier said. the Center’s highest point over the past 25 years and business has remained square-foot warehouse on the western tions 25 years ago, and wanted to be in “In rentals, (97 percent occupancy) is fairly steady. He said the Center has end of Second Street in Hastings. St., and this year, it will be celebrating one location with improved facilities. That good,” Finnigsmier said. never suffered an extremely tough time Finningsmier didn’t want the build- its 25th anniversary. is where the Landmark Center came in. The Landmark Center’s location on in terms of occupancy percentage. ing to be used as a warehouse. “It just kind of snowballed,” “We designed the offices and the western edge of Hastings hasn’t “I can’t really name a low point,” he Instead, he planned to redevelop it Finnigsmier said. arranged the rooms exactly the way hurt business, and Finnigsmier said he said. “At least an extremely low point. into an area he could rent as office space. The company’s first tenant, Farm they wanted them,” Finnigsmier said. has enjoyed watching that part of Our business has been steady, and it Finningsmier turned that space into Service Agency & Natural Resource The original tenant is just one of 38 town grow and develop. has been good. We have been nearly the Landmark Center, 2727 W. Second Conservation Service, still rents office tenets that currently call the Landmark At its peak, The Landmark Center full all the time.” Boyd: Growth requires sacrifice Hoff: Man builds off beaten path Continued from page S15 on South Burlington,” he said. “A lot of Continued from page S13 enjoyed them. I saw what they had “It gives us a little more leverage.” Neal managed the first store and con- the retail activity was on South “At the time, it was an opportu- done and wanted to be the same Without risk, Pat said, it’s hard tinued to seek out an opportunity for Burlington.” nity and I always enjoyed it,” he way.” to accomplish anything in busi- expansion. When a 7-11 store at Third Street and said. “I got the opportunity to be It was amazing, Pat said, to ness. In 1985, Neal found out about proper- Burlington Avenue became available, near family again. There’s just watch the business start out just “Unless someone takes a risk and ty becoming available in Hastings at 202 Neal purchased the building along with something about the business that selling carbonated soft drinks. Now a chance, it doesn’t create jobs and E. Second St., where he built his second one in Lexington and turned them into gets in your blood. I felt like I had it sells every Pepsi product avail- it doesn’t make opportunity for store. Uncle Neal’s stores. something to contribute and I able. others,” he said. Two years later, Neal bought a truck His most recent addition has been the helped on the production.” It helps, Tim said, that the busi- Scott Pfetze, Controller for Pepsi- stop along the interstate near Henderson, store in Kenesaw, which brought the total Pat said their parents, Frank Jr., ness is tied into one of the largest Cola Bottling Co., came to the but it didn’t turn out to be a successful to eight stores in Hastings and south cen- and Norma, instilled a strong work corporations in the food industry. business from Lincoln in 1997. venture. Neal said the lack of experience tral Nebraska. ethic in all of their children. “They’re constantly innovating,” Pfetze had worked for Pepsi in operating a truck stop caused it to fail “We’re always looking for an opportu- Tim said. Lincoln from 1971 until 1993. and he sold it six years later. nity to expand,” he said. “We want to “It’s one of those things you car- He joked that he and Pat accuse “I think the owners are commit- The fourth store was built in Ravenna continue to add more stores.” ried through as a family and you Pepsi of just “throwing ideas up ted to the business,” Pfetze said. in 1989, followed a few years later with Neal also realized his dream of bringing strive to make the business a suc- the purchase of a former Texaco station his brothers into the business. By 1986, against the wall and seeing what “They’re hands on. They work here cess,” he said. “We hope as the at Ninth Street and Marian Road, which his brother, Jerry, had joined the compa- sticks.” Although he said it’s appar- everyday. They aren’t vacant from future comes, maybe our kids ent Pepsi officials know what the operation so they’re commit- was remodeled into the second Hastings ny, followed by Craig in 2000. would want to continue that suc- they’re doing. ted to making it successful.” store. “They are experts at operating retail cess.” “By golly, they work at it because Tim knew about his background Around 1998, a deal was made for the outlets,” he said. “Each of us lend our Pat said he has thoroughly they know there’s a life cycle in in the industry and asked him to property at 734 S. Burlington Ave., mark- knowledge and experience to formulate enjoyed being part owner of the every product and they’ve got to join Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. ing the third Hastings store. our plans to go forward. It’s really a good family business and the freedoms have something coming on, some- “Once this is in your blood, it’s “We made a decision we wanted to be fit for all of us.” that allows. thing slipping so they’ve got to in your blood,” Pfetze said. “First “The disadvantages are all the have something else ready to go of all, it’s unique. When you tell extra hours you put in to make sure it’s running correctly and also up,” Tim said. Like any business, he said, risk people you work for Pepsi Cola, it’s identifiable.” Allen’s: Superstore focuses on service taking care of the customers,” he has been a big part of the busi- Pat said the brothers continue to Continued from page S14 think, ‘What can I eat today that will said. “We have a very good staff of ness’s success. work there full-time. “We’re dressing up the deli with new, make me feel better tomorrow?’ or ‘What employees who give a lot of extra The company’s biggest decision, “I think a lot of it has to do with radically advanced cases,” Erik said. can I eat today that will make me live effort to make sure our customers he said, was made 26 years ago in the owners themselves, just the “We’ll have a bigger selection of hot food longer?’ That’s why we’re going to are taken care of and everything 1984. The Boyds joined a partner- direction they have sent everybody goes smoothly for everyone.” and cold salads. We’re looking at LED become more heavily involved with the ship that purchased Pepsi-Cola of in,” Thomsen said of the business’s lighting, also.” gourmet health food circuit.” Plenty of the business’s employ- Lincoln. success. ees have chosen to make it a The store also will carry a vastly Friendly and attentive customer service “God bless my mom,” he said. Tim admits he’s made his share career, including warehouse and expanded selection of gourmet health associates continue to be the store’s defin- “She was the one who bet the fam- of bad business decisions. When operations manager Gary foods in the coming weeks. Foods that ing trademark, asserting an identity that ily farm. It paid off.” that happens, he said, it’s just Thomsen. He began working there That partnership now also owns important to keep trying. are gluten free and salt free have sets its apart from its fiercest competitor, in 1968 when he was still a stu- Pepsi distribution centers in Sioux “You can do that with any deci- become hugely popular in recent years, Erik said. dent at Central Community City, Iowa, Topeka, Kan., and sion you make but it’s made how creating a new niche market that con- “We have labor here to help people College-Hastings. Alliance. are we going to make the best of tinues to gain momentum in the market find the items they want,” he said. “Wal- “When I started, there were a “It gave us a little bigger foot- it,” Tim said. “Eventually you get place, he said. Mart lacks service that Allen’s provides. couple guys who had about 40 print and part of being part of a there I guess. You can’t give up. 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