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Area residents meet new business owners in Harmony


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

Things change. People change. Businesses change hands. That is just what has happened in the town of Harmony, Minn., as the former Torgerson’s Paint & Floor Covering, Inc. has recently been renamed: Torgerson - Ostby Floor Coverings & Stone, Inc.

New owners, Bryan and Lisa Ostby, officially took possession of the business on October 1, 2014, purchasing the business from the Torgerson family, who had owned and operated the business for 67 years.

A Customer Appreciation was held on October 11, not only to say thank you to longstanding customers, but also to give area residents a chance to meet the Ostby family.

There have been some changes as the Ostby’s make the business their own, but overall, the business is still the same cornerstone of Harmony’s main street that it has been for many years. While the paint line has been discontinued, a very exciting aspect of the business has just begun with stone and brick work.

Bryan Ostby has been doing stone and brick work since 2001, and sees buying the business as a way to grow and expand and also keep a very well established business going.

Ostby’s work has become well known in the area for his exceptional and meticulous stonework on fireplaces, custom showers, backsplashes, and much more. Exterior stonework, which is very popular today, is also now available at Torgerson - Ostby Floor Coverings and Stone, Inc. Homeowners appreciate the fact that stonework can make their home stand out from others around them.

Installing new countertops in a kitchen can transform the entire look of the room. Torgerson - Ostby Floor Coverings and Stone, Inc. offers many choices of modern countertops that will make your kitchen feel new again.

The business carries many other items, such as cleaning supplies, accessories, hardwood, laminate, luxury vinyl tile and plank, sheet vinyl, carpet, and ceramic tile. Bryan stated they will be adding more items, says he is “looking for anything to get people in the door”, and is researching the area’s needs for products he could offer.

Bryan Ostby says that the transition since purchasing the business has been “very smooth”, as Brad and Barb Torgerson and Dennis Torgerson are “sticking around and training him”, which has been a tremendous help. Barb is working in the office and happy to answer any questions that the new owners or customers may have.
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Harmony Veterinary Clinic acquires Cresco Veterinary Clinic

Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

The doctors and staff at the Harmony Veterinary Clinic are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Cresco Veterinary Clinic in Cresco, Iowa. The Doctors and employees are very excited about this new venture and look forward to extending the same ..... 
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Harmony Enterprises achieves ISO 9001: 2008 Certification

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

MINNEAPOLIS - Bob Kill, President & CEO of Enterprise Minnesota, recently traveled to Harmony to honor Harmony Enterprises for achieving its ISO 9001: 2008 registration. Members of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation and officials from the Minn ..... 
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Gundersen Harmony nurse wins award

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

A registered nurse at the Gundersen Harmony Clinic is one of nine nurses at Gundersen Health System to be recognized with an Excellence in Nursing Award. Cheryl Hotvedt, RN, received the Excellence in Nursing Practice – RN Award for her breadth ..... 
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Gunderson physician assistant receives preceptor of the year award

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

Congratulations to Diana Nelson, PA-C, Gundersen Harmony Clinic, for being chosen as the Preceptor of the Year of the UW-La Crosse/Gundersen/Mayo Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Students in the PA Program complete their clinical rotations at Gun ..... 
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Welcome Kelly Solum to Harmony Insurance Group

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

The Harmony Insurance Group Welcomes Kelly Solum. Kelly graduated from Spring Grove High School in 2003 and earned her associates degree from MN State SE Technical College. Kelly started her insurance career traveling the Tri-state area offering supp ..... 
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Harmony Public Library will be temporarily closed

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

The Harmony Public Library will be CLOSED from Monday, May 19th through Saturday, May 31st 2014 as we replace our old carpet with new carpet. We will reopen on Monday, June 2, 2014 with normal hours. Please come in before this and check out enough ..... 
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Up to $12,000 cash rebate to build a home in Harmony

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

HARMONY, Minn. - In order to spur new construction and community growth, the Harmony Economic Development Authority (EDA) was authorized by the city council to provide a cash rebate incenting new homes in Harmony. The EDA will provide those building ..... 
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Schieber joins the Law Office of Richard Nethercut

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

1982 marks the last time a new attorney began to practice law in Harmony, Minn. That was the year a young Dick Nethercut joined George Frogner and George Plowman in their practice. Not long after, Nethercut found himself the only lawyer in town and ..... 
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