Mark Beisswenger, Owner
Since he could count to ten, Mark has been working at Beisswenger’s Hardware, which was founded by his family in 1919. Mark knows hardware like no one else, and is thrilled to provide customers with the largest variety of products in one stop. Since 1991, Mark has leveraged his personal passion for birds by growing the store’s birdhouse and birdfeeder department into the largest selection in the Midwest.
Jim Neumann, Co-Owner/Store Manager
Working at Beisswenger’s since he was 15 years old, Jim’s mission is to ensure customers get the personalized, responsive service they need. Now co-owner of the store, Jim has his hands in everything, and enjoys working across departments to guarantee that Beisswenger’s offers quality service and products no matter what the customer needs. His primary area of expertise is hardware – but ask him anything, and you’re sure to get a helpful response.
Gail Beisswenger, Office Manager
As office manager at Beisswenger’s, Gail keeps the team in check to ensure everything in the business runs smoothly. When the pressure is on, Gail keeps everyone organized and calm so customers are always satisfied, even on the busiest days.
Steve P., Tool Department Manager
Steve manages Beisswenger’s tool department, leveraging more than 5 years of retail hardware experience. He helps customers of all experience levels identify and select the proper tools to make each project easy and efficient, saving you time and unnecessary headaches. Safety is also a priority for Steve, and he provides great advice on what to do, and more importantly, what not to do.
Roger B., Outdoor Living Department Manager
Leading Beisswenger’s paint and outdoor living departments, Roger’s experience runs deep. He has worked in retail for more than 30 years (14 of those years in hardware). Roger can help select the perfect paint color and tools for projects simple and complex, but also loves to assist customers with seasonal décor needs, especially around the Christmas holidays.
John P., Electrical and Automotive Department Manager
A “jack of all trades,” John oversees the electrical, automotive and cleaning departments at Beisswenger’s. John previously worked as an auto mechanic, and has spent more than 12 years in retail hardware. With his diverse background, he helps customers keep their cars – and homes – in tip-top shape.
Jeannie O., Birdfeeder/Houses Department Manager
Our resident avian expert, Jeannie knows everything about birds, from the varieties native to Minnesota and what they like to eat, to how to attract these beautiful creatures to your property. Ask for Jeannie when you visit the largest birdhouse and feeder selection in the Midwest – you won’t find anyone more knowledgeable or helpful in the field.
Mark Armstead, Your Lawn and Garden Manager
With over 25 years of experience, Mark is is here to help you with your lawn and garden. Mark began his career as a “greenhouse grower”, eventually finding his way into retail garden centers. He claims to be the ultimate plant geek! Just conversing with him, you can hear the passion in what he does. Mark loves spending time outdoors camping, hiking, fishing, and of course, gardening.