Burggraf's
Ace Hardware
Grand Forks: (701) 738-0455 Grand Rapids:  (218) 326-8594 Fosston:  (218) 435-1977 Duluth: (218) 464-5050 Fargo: (701) 540-5645 NOW OPEN - Cottage Grove: (651) 797-3501
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Staff

Grand Forks

Tony Gillson

Tony  Gilson has been with the company since 1999. He is the General Manager of the Grand Forks Store and has been there since the store opened in May 2005. Prior to that he worked at the Grand Rapids location from 1999 to 2005.

Grant Ness Grant Ness

Grant Ness has part of the Burggraf team in Grand Forks since May of 2014. When not helping customers at Burggraf’s, he is a Tech Ed teacher at Schroeder Middle School.

Wayne Peterson Wayne Peterson

Wayne Peterson is the Assistant Manager at Burggraf's in Grand Forks. He has been with the company since May 2017 and is a lifelong resident of Grand Forks, ND.

Fosston

David Burggraf - Store Manager

David has worked in the hardware store since 1997, only leaving to attend the University of North Dakota for a degree in Managerial Finance and Corporate Accounting. While at UND David served as Chief Economist for the Student Managed Investment Fund as well as a Fund Manger for the Dakota Venture Group. He returned as full time in 2010.

Bobby Drellack - Assistant Manager

Bobby started working for Burggraf's in 1986 while in highschool. He went the the University of Minnesota Crookston, for Business Management. He returned as full time in 1992. Bobby manages the gun and outdoor departments as well as installs Dish Network for Burggraf's.

Perry Manecke

Perry started working in for Burggraf's in 1993. He went to Bemidji Tech's Automotive Technician program, graduating in 1981. He then worked for Manecke's Auto Service for 6 years, and Schrader's Auto parts in Fosston for 5 years. Perry is our Professional Stihl mechanic.

Ivy Bailie

Ivy worked for a short time for Burggraf's in 1977, and returned full-time in 1994. Ivy graduated from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois with degrees in Philosophy, Religion, and German. Prior to starting with Burggraf's she worked for the family Grocery Store, Hanson's Supervalue in Fosston. Ivy takes care of receiving and merchandising, as well as being our resident paint expert.

Grand Rapids

Sean Burggraf - Manager

Sean Burggraf is our Grand Rapids Store Manager. He grew up in the family business and has a great understanding of the business and it's customers' needs. Sean also has experience in contracting and hotel maintenance. He has been the manager of the Grand Rapids store since January of 2014.

Brandon Hanson 

 Brandon Hanson - Assistant Manager

Brandon Hanson is the Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids. A lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Brandon joined the Burggraf team in 2015. He brings over 20 years of retail experience and strives to provide customers helpful, friendly service.

Donna Foix - Head Merchandiser

Donna Foix is head merchandiser for Ace Grand Rapids store. She continuously keeps the store looking great and she knows where everything is in the store.

Pam Uecker - Office Manager

Pam Uecker has been our office manager since 2010. She keeps the back office running smoothly, always in a happy and cheerful mood.

Ken Jokinen

Ken Jokinen is our tool department head. He has been with Ace Hardware since 1981 and his knowledge of the business makes Ken a customer favorite.

Kelly Picht

Kelly Picht has been our smiling head cashier in the Grand Rapids Store since 2007. She is usually the first, smiling face you see when you walk through our doors.

Jim McCoy

Jim McCoy has been helping customers and fixing screens and windows at Burggraf's Ace since 2007. Prior to that, he worked in excavating and home building for over 30 years.

Keith Tok

Many customers remember Keith when he owned Dave's Ace Hardware in Grand Rapids during the 70's and 80's. In 2012, Keith came out of retirement to once again help customers at Burggraf's Ace.

Anthony Skorich

Anthony Skorich is our Grand Rapids Mechanic, fixing and servicing lawn tractors, mowers, chainsaws, and much more. He has spent most of his life doing mechanic work, as well as working as a painter.

Mike Solem

Mike Solem brings years of sales experience in the lumber and hardware field. His favorite part of his work is helping people and seeking a solution to their problems. Mike has been serving customer’s needs since ’99.

Fargo

Zach Strand Zach Strand - Store Manager

Zach Strand is the Store Manager of our Fargo store. Before joining Burggraf’s, Zach worked in the automotive industry for 15 years.

Aimee Elvig Cossette Aimee Elvig Cossette - Assistant Manager

Aimee Elvig Cossette is the Assistant Manager in our Fargo Store. Prior to joining Burggrafs, she worked for 5 years in a hardware store in Omaha, Nebraska

Tom Meyer Tom Meyer - Assistant Manager

Tom Meyer is our Assistant Manager in Fargo. In his spare time, Tom farms on his family farm.

Jeff Thrall Jeff Thrall

Jeff Thrall has been with Burggraf’s Ace Hardware since we opened in February 2016. Jeff has worked in the hardware industry since 1979.

Seth Nordstrom Seth Nordstrom

Seth Nordstrom has worked in our Fargo store since opening. Prior to that, Seth worked for Ace Hardware in West Fargo. He also is currently attending NDSU.

Teresa Christenson Teresa Christenson

Tess Christenson is a cashier at Burggraf’s Ace Hardware- Fargo and is always eager to offer great customer service, with a smile on her face.

Duluth

Kenzie Kane - Manager

Kenzie Kane grew up in Grand Rapids, MN. She recently graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a 4 year Marketing degree and Minor in Communications. She loves the Duluth area and always helps customers with a smile on her face.

Aaron Gursky - Assistant Manager

Aaron Gursky has been at the Duluth store since its opening in November, 2012. For the 13 years prior to that, he did maintenance work for various companies.
 

John Dallum

John Dallum has been with Burggraf's Ace Hardware since we opened in Duluth. He has 20+ years of retail sales and knowledge.
 

Lynn Wilson

Lynn Wilson Brings Burggraf's Ace 25 years of prior hardware business experience.

April Dammar 

April Dammar

April Dammar is our head cashier at Burggraf’s Ace Hardware- Duluth and is the first smiling face you see when you come in the doors.

Cottage Grove

Kailee Olson

Kailee Olson - Store Manager

Kailee Olson is the Store Manager at the Cottage Grove location. She’s been working with Ace Hardware since 2006, and is excited to bring a hardware store back into the community. She enjoys helping customers with tricky projects in all of the stores’s departments, and uses her nursery and landscape background to be the store’s resident Lawn and Garden expert. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling around the world and helping on her family hobby farm in Stillwater, MN.

Richard Senum

Richard Senum - Assistant Manager

Richard Senum is an Assistant Manager and an Ace team member since February. He loves helping people with “odd-ball” or tricky parts, and helping customers find solutions to their projects. With a background in retail and IT, he helps things running smoothly at the store. Rick grew up in Burggraf Ace Hardware’s hometown, Fosston, MN

Katelyn Whaley

Katelyn Whaley - Head Cashier

Katelyn Whaley is one of the first smiling faces you’ll see when stopping in the store. She has been part of the Burggraf’s team since January 2017. When she’s not working as head cashier, she enjoys lots of coffee, sunshine and cats.

Richard Nierenhausen

Richard Nierenhausen

Richard Nierenhausen has been a member of the Cottage Grove Community since 1963, and has been with Burggraf’s Ace Hardware since the store opened. He loves helping customers with their needs, sharing Dot’s Pretzels with everyone, and is excited to see both new and old faces in the store. In his spare time, he enjoys videography and photography.