Richard D. Larson, Principal, is founder and Chairman of Larson Companies. He is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and has been a business leader in the Eau Claire Wisconsin area since the early 1960’s. He founded Northwest Fabrics, Inc. in 1963 and by 1978 had expanded the company to include 70 stores. Mr. Larson is Chairman and Co-owner of Keystone Corporation, and 900-plus acre commercial and residential development in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He also owns individually in partnership with family members, and through corporate interests, shopping centers, apartment complexes, raw land development companies, office buildings and warehouse facilities in the Midwest. He actively served on the Board of Directors for many community oriented organizations, such as Luther Hospital, Boy Scouts of America, Eau Claire, Area Industrial Development Corporation, Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, University of Wisconsin Foundation and YMCA.
Thomas G. Larson is the President/Principal of Larson Management, Inc. and related entities. He is responsible for all divisions within Larson Companies, including over $50 million in annual revenue, full balance sheet accountability and over 500 employees. Mr. Larson is involved in the ownership and management of hospitality properties, shopping centers, apartment complexes, office buildings, warehouse facilities and raw land development companies in the Upper Midwest. He also participates as a seated member of a variety of local and regional Committees and Boards of Directors. Prior to joining Larson Management, Inc., Mr. Larson was an Investment Officer and Analyst with R.W. Baird Co. Inc, a Milwaukee Wisconsin based investment banking firm. A native of Wisconsin, he attended Montana State University and the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.