About Hart2Hart, Inc.

Who we are today
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17 Stores
across South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa
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600+
full and part time workers (they’re more like McFamily)
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2x Winner
of the The Ronald Award (given to top 1% of owners)
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100% Supportive
of the communities we live and work in
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Starting Out

It all started back in 1972, when a Quarter Pounder with Cheese cost 70¢. That year, Mike Hartshorn started working after school shifts at the McDonald’s store in Aberdeen, South Dakota while attending Northern State University. He quickly rose through the ranks: from shift supervisor to assistant manager to manager of his own store. Not stopping there, he moved onto a supervisory role that allowed him to travel and train others.

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Taking Ownership

In 1997, Mike made the career-defining decision to go for an ownership role. Raising the funding himself, he was vetted by regional management and approved to buy his first four stores - Pierre, Brookings and two in Watertown.

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Jordan Joins In

It’s no exaggeration to say Jordan Hartshorn was raised beneath the golden arches. By age 14, he was working behind the counter. He worked other jobs, and even left to attend college in Colorado, but always felt the call of the family business.

In 2007 he took a job as a swing manager at the Watertown store. Much like his father, Jordan soon found himself steadily rising through the ranks, becoming first assistant of the Brookings store in 2008, then named general manager of the Pierre store in 2012.  

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Hart2Hart is Born

After five years at the helm of the Pierre location, Jordan entered into McDonald’s Next Generation Program, designed for family members who want to enter the business. After an 18-month period of testing and training, Jordan became an approved operator in 2017. At that point, Hart2Hart officially came into existence.

Since Jordan became an operator, the pace of expansion has quickened dramatically. In 2017, Hart2Hart purchased five additional stores (four in Iowa and one in Minnesota). In July of 2019, two stores in Sioux Falls, SD joined the Hart2Hart family. In 2020, seven additional stores in Sioux Falls were added.

Meet the Team

Mike Hartshorn
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Mike Hartshorn

Owner/Operator Hart 2 Hart, Inc.
Jordan Hartshorn
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Jordan Hartshorn

Owner/Operator Hart 2 Hart, Inc.
Carol Hurkes
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Carol Hurkes

Director of Operations
Becky Caswell
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Becky Caswell

Area Supervisor
Spencer, Sheldon, Storm Lake, Sioux Center, IA
Calonna Rhody
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Calonna Rhody

Area Supervisor & Social Media
Watertown, SD
Curt Wilhelmi
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Curt Wilhelmi

Area Supervisor and OPEL
Worthington, MN • Brookings, SD
Julie Berkey
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Julie Berkey

Area Supervisor
Sioux Falls, SD
Aimee Helmers
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Aimee Helmers

General Manager
Sioux Falls, SD
Arianna Fewkes
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Arianna Fewkes

General Manager
Watertown, SD
Jen Vargo
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Jen Vargo

General Manager
North Cliff Ave., Sioux Falls, SD
Jessie Seaman
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Jessie Seaman

General Manager
Spencer, IA
Kim Trepanier
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Kim Trepanier

General Manager
Watertown, SD
Kristi Kirchmeier
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Kristi Kirchmeier

General Manager
S. Louise Ave., Sioux Falls, SD
Maricela Carrizales
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Maricela Carrizales

General Manager
Storm Lake, IA
Nicole Rensink
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Nicole Rensink

General Manager
Sheldon, IA
Pennie Malenke
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Pennie Malenke

General Manager
Brookings, SD
Steve Miller
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Steve Miller

General Manager
Worthington, MN
Wendy Gemar
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Wendy Gemar

General Manager
Sioux Center, IA
Robyn Van Meter
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Robyn Van Meter

Front Office / Accounting
Staci Jessee
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Staci Jessee

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