Richard Giertsen Sr.
In the 1980’s Giertsen Company saw a third generation Giertsen take over the leadership role, with Richard I. Giertsen Sr. He expanded the business in step with the growing demand for restoration work throughout Minnesota. Giertsen Company continued to expand into investment and transportation divisions with Giertsen Investments, Corporate Credit, and LL Distributions.
The Investment side focused on asset based lending of construction equipment. LL Distribution was set up to focus on transportation throughout the Midwest.
In the 1990’s Giertsen Company saw the ascent of what became its current leadership group, which includes fourth generation family members. The company also expanded into neighboring state Wisconsin, opening a Wisconsin division that offers full service restoration throughout that state.
In the 2000’s, the Giertsen Company experienced broad, unprecedented expansion. The company opened divisions in Chicago and Florida and completed disaster work in many hurricane-damaged areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, Rita, and Gustav.