Current Members of The Executives’ Club of Fargo-Moorhead are listed chronologically, by their joining date, beginning August 14, 2015
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Andy NelsonPresident and Employee Owner Fargo Glass & Paint Co.
Hometown: Moorhead, MN
Moorhead Senior High
Moorhead State University
Member 285 | October 22, 2022
Andy joined Fargo Glass & Paint in 2016, after spending 18yrs in management with the family-owned Lavelle Company, including 18 months after the purchase by Parksite. Andy stepped into the role of President of Fargo Glass & Paint in 2020, just one year after the company become 100% employee-owned.
Fargo Glass & Paint Company Founder, E.J. Schonberg was fond of calling his company “The Friendly House”, the son of Swedish immigrants, Schonberg founded the Fargo Plate Glass Company in 1917 with $10,000 of borrowed money and absolutely no experience in the glass business.
The brand-new company announced itself to Fargo in an advertisement placed in the Fargo Forum newspaper on February 5, 1917. The ad claimed, “We know we’ll never get any more than we earn or deserve, and we expect to hustle for all we get!”.
We have a long-standing belief that the success of Fargo Glass and Paint Company is due to employees buying into the attributes the Company was founded on. It is also believed that the success of the Company should then be shared with employees who are key components in creating Company success. This Company belief of sharing with the employees came full circle in 2019 when Fargo Glass and Paint Company became 100% Employee Owned.
Fargo Glass and Paint Company currently has five locations to serve its customer base throughout the upper Midwest. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Fargo Glass and Paint Company has branches in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Minot & Bismarck, North Dakota along with a retail store located in Fargo, ND.