Shenehon Center for Real Estate

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Category: 2010

2010 Inductee: Sam Thorpe, Sr. (1864-1936)

Sam Thorpe Sr. was born in Red Wing, Minn., in 1864. He started his first job in 1879 at the age of fifteen years old, working for a farmer. Later, he worked as a messenger at Security Bank, the predecessor of U.S. Bank. In 1885,… Continue reading

2010 Inductee: Jim Ryan (1942-2009)

Mr. James R. Ryan helped transform his family’s Minnesota-based construction business into one of the nation’s leading real estate design-build development firms. His first job was in the eighth grade working in his grandfather’s lumberyard, and he never worked anywhere other than Ryan Companies. He… Continue reading

2010 Inductee: William Reiling

In the real estate industry, Mr. William Reiling is known for his energy, enthusiasm and integrity. His early life as a poor farm kid has given him a unique perspective that is evident in his business dealings today. Temporarily leaving the world of commercial banking… Continue reading

2010 Inductee: Gerry Rauenhorst

Mr. Gerald Rauenhorst’s high standards of business ethics are exemplified by his guidance of Opus, the company that he founded in 1953. Opus revolutionized the building industry by being one of the first firms to unite the disparate worlds of architecture and construction into a… Continue reading

2010 Inductee: Lloyd Engelsma

Mr. Lloyd Engelsma is known for cultivating and maintaining the outstanding reputation for high quality and timeliness that Kraus-Anderson still holds today. He proved his integrity through his collaborative approach with owners, architects and the planning team. Mr. Engelsma began his career with Kraus-Anderson in… Continue reading

2010 Inductee: Tony Bernardi

Mr. Bernardi has an impressive history of business endeavors and continues to contribute significantly to the local and regional real estate community through his leadership, ethical business practices and focus on improving the communities in which he does business. Mr. Bernardi was born in Casella… Continue reading