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 Administration and Facilities
Becky Caswell
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Becky Caswell

Iowa Area Operations Supervisor
Calonna Rhody
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Calonna Rhody

Chief Operations Officer
Curt Wilhelmi
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Curt Wilhelmi

Organizational People Lead / Business Analytics
Julie Berkey
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Julie Berkey

Sioux Falls Area Operations Supervisor
Kristi Kirchmeier
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Kristi Kirchmeier

North Market Area Operations Supervisor
Amy Vanderwaerdt
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Amy Vanderwaerdt

I90 Area Operations Supervisor
Jim Storrs
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Jim Storrs

Sioux Falls Area Operations Supervisor
Aimee Helmers
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Aimee Helmers

General Manager
Cliff Ave. Sioux Falls, SD
Antonio Johnson
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Antonio Johnson

General Manager
Brandon, SD
Arianna Grant
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Arianna Grant

General Manager
Watertown, SD
Chauntrice Johnson
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Chauntrice Johnson

General Manager
41 St. Sioux Falls, SD
Danielle Shadle
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Danielle Shadle

General Manager
Luverne, Minnesota
Ginger Robinson
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Ginger Robinson

General Manager
Minnesota Ave. Sioux Falls, SD
Godliva Niyubuntu
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Godliva Niyubuntu

General Manager
Cliff Ave. Sioux Falls, SD
Jami Green
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Jami Green

General Manager
12th St. 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
Interstate - Watertown, 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
Nolan Thompson
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Nolan Thompson

General Manager
10th St. Sioux Falls, SD
Pennie Malenke
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Pennie Malenke

General Manager
Brookings, SD
Steve Miller
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Steve Miller

General Manager
Worthington, MN
Tiffany Menzia
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Tiffany Menzia

General Manager
26th St. Sioux Falls, SD
Wendy Gemar
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Wendy Gemar

General Manager
Sioux Center, IA
Robyn VanMeter
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Robyn VanMeter

Payroll and Accounting
Staci Jessee
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Staci Jessee

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