Seamless transition

Neil Pinnow has taken over ownership of Hausauer Seamless Siding as of Jan. 1.

Neil Pinnow and John Hausauer in front of Hausauer Seamless Products, LLC, in Lemmon. The company does business in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana.
Neil Pinnow and John Hausauer in front of Hausauer Seamless Products, LLC, in Lemmon. The company does business in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana.

Posted January 10, 2013

By JAMIE SPAINHOWER

Adams County Editor

Neil Pinnow has taken over ownership of Hausauer Seamless Siding as of Jan. 1.

“I’ve been working here for two and a half years, and this has been in the works for awhile,” said Pinnow. “I’ve always wanted to own my own business, and when John (Hausauer) presented the opportunity I jumped in with both feet.”

Originally from Baker, Mont., Pinnow was a secondary education teacher teaching business and computers in McIntosh for five years. He then was the controller for NW Farm and Home Supply for 11 years before moving to Hausauer.

“I’ve been doing just about everything here, take care of a the operations, crews, ordering materials, making sure projects get done the way they are supposed to,” he said “I have a more than 15 years past construction experience and it’s the type of industry I really enjoy,” he said.

Hausauer offers replacement windows, seamless siding, steel roofing and seamless gutters as their specialties.

Pinnow said the name of the business would remain the same.

“It is well known and respected. I have no reason want to change it,” he said.

Former owner John Hausauer said with a laugh the major change on Tuesday was moving desks.

“I used to work for someone else, too,” said Hausauer. “Then eight years ago went into business for myself, and we’ve grown every year. Last year was our best year so far, and there were no hailstorms.”

Hausauer is confident in Pinnow’s abilities, or he wouldn’t have sold him the business, said Marlo Hausauer, John’s wife who continues as office manager.

“I’m really excited Neal bought the business. He knows what he’s doing,” she said.

John will stay on as North Dakota salesman, and Dave Knoop is their North Dakota representative. John alone has more than 30 years experience, and their staff is all experienced and well trained.

“We have six full-time installers and one window installer,” said Pinnow.

Seamless siding and gutter are put up in all one piece, eliminating spots the potential for air or water leaks.

“It always seams when a gutter leaks it’s right over a door,” said Pinnow.

The longest piece of gutter he’s put up so far was 100 feet.

“We take pride in our professionalism and our customer service.

“Things will pretty much continue on as they have been,” said Pinnow. “I’m excited to move forward.”