New Guy at Runde’s – Rick Kragenbring

Rick Kragenbring is the newest member onboard at Runde’s Suzuki-PreDriven store in Hazel Green, WI. He will be working in the sales department and he is excited to take care of all of your vehicle needs. Let’s get to know more about Rick!

How did you find Runde’s?
I actually found an ad in the Telegraph Herald for a sales position. So I called up, drove out, interviewed and here I am.

What’s your initial impression?
The experience so far has been excellent. I’m treated very well. Everyone is helpful.

Where are you from?
I’m from Minnesota originally but I’ve been in Dubuque for the last 4 years.

What were you doing before deciding to join Runde’s?
I drove semi. I also used to sell power equipment for a number of years.

The Great Loop Route.

What kind of hobbies are you into?
I love the river. I have a houseboat – during the summer I just go to my actual home on Monday, otherwise I live on the houseboat all summer. I’m pretty much a river rat.

Do You Have a Family?
I’m married. Got married last August. I also have 2 children, both older. One is 23 and the other is 26. They both live in Minnesota. They come and see us in the boat every so often. That’s what we enjoy doing, just being out on the boat, we love the river.

Any favorite restaurant?
Three Mile House, Mario’s and the Kall Inn by the Sandy Hook.

Any pets?
Yes, we have one dog. Daisy is her name, she’s a beagle. She stays on the boat with us.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I want to go on a cruise to Jamaica. I’ve been on a couple of cruises so I really prefer going on those. Instead of seeing just one place you can see seven or eight different places on a cruise.

What other cruises have you been on?
St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Cancun, and the Keys to name a few.

Any tips on a good cruise line?
I’ve always gone on the Majestic cruise lines. They are very nice.What else do you enjoy doing in your spare-time?
I just deer hunt mostly. I used to duck and goose hunt but now I just deer hunt and do some fishing.

If you were to win the lottery, what would you do with the money?
First of all I’d buy a new houseboat and do the big loop. I would also like to travel and just enjoy it all.

What’s the Big Loop?
You go from here all the way down to the ocean.  And come back up through Illinois. It takes about 6 months to complete.  I know some guys that did it, one guy said it cost him about $80,000 to do it just for the food, fuel, etc.

What’s something someone might not know about you?
I’m into live entertainment. I book bands on the side for various events, been doing it for 13 years. Also, when I was in Minnesota, I spent 17 years on the fire department and another 17 as an EMT, it was volunteer, not full-time.

Into any sports?
I don’t play anything but I do like football. I also like NASCAR.

Favorite Team/Racer?
Since I’m from Minnesota, the Vikings are my favorite team. My favorite racer is Tony Stewart. Other than that, I don’t get into baseball and all of that.

Anything you’d like to tell your customers?
I’d love for everyone come out and see me. Let’s talk and we’ll get things going.

Welcome to the team Rick!
If you are interested in a new vehicle be sure to give us a call at (866) 735-5200 and ask for Rick!

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