Ace Hardware
Grand Forks: (701) 738-0455 Grand Rapids:  (218) 326-8594 Fosston:  (218) 435-1977 Cottage Grove: (651) 797-3501 Duluth: (218) 464-5050 Fargo: (701) 540-5645 Winona: (507) 454-6830
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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.


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.

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.


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.


Tim Innis - Assistant Manager

Tim grew up in Two Harbors, MN. Recently retired, he worked as a firefighter and paramedic for 20 years and was a nurse for 16 years. Tim also loves to fix things, and has done handyman work for over 35 years.

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.

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.

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.


Jeffery Sherod - Store Manager

Jeff is the store manager at our Winona location. Jeff has been in the hardware business for 22 years. Helping people with hardware problems is always interesting, as he says, almost everyone who comes through our door has a problem that they need us to solve. In his spare time he loves shooting sports, hunting, travel, and loves to photograph wildlife. Jeff also serves on the board of several conservation organizations.

Katie Henning - Assistant Manager

Katie is our newest employee here in Winona. She has been in millwork and cabinets and appliances at Menards in the past. She likes photography and travelling.

Cody Fierst - Service Manager

Cody has worked in hardware since 2009 while attending Winona State University studying physics, math, and computer science. Being knowledgeable and certified in STIHL, he is now managing our parts and service department.

Robert Sacia - Service Technician

Robert has been in the small engine business for 30 years. His list of certifications is very impressive. He is a Stihl Bronze certified Tee, Briggs Master Tee., Kohler Expert Tee., Honda Master Tee., Tecumseh Master Tee., Briggs Master Parts Pro. And OPESA certified in 2 and 4 cycle engines as well as electrical and Hydro.

Kevin Levine - Service Technician

Kevin is our Stihl technician. He is also certified in Kohler, Briggs Master Tee. Honda, Stihl Silver certified, as well as Toro certified. He has been working on small engines most of his life.

Tim Riska - Delivery and assembly

Tim is our full time delivery person. He also is our go to guy for lawnmower and grill assembly. Tim has been with us for over 7 years. He is Winona's top Christmas lighting decorator.

Nate Sense - Assistant Manager, Fishing Department Manager

Nate is our assistant manager and fishing department guru. He spends hours and hours on the water. "Testing" all the latest fishing lures.