Rapid City Winnelson

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Rapid City Winnelson
1525 Samco Rd Unit C
Rapid City, SD 57702-8006
P 605-399-3990
F 605-399-3773
Free 605-399-3773

Store Hours
Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Financing Available

Commercial Charge Account by WinWholesale

Other Financing Available

Major Credit Cards Accepted
Meet The President

Jeff Carsrud, President of Rapid City WinnelsonJeff Carsrud

Company President
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I was born and raised in Gillette, WY (1969). I married my wife Leigha (1991) and have two children, Justin and Leslie born (1995 &- 1997). I enjoy bow and gun hunting for big game and migratory birds, amateur league baseball, fly fishing (any other kind of fishing), camping, backpacking with my son, boating, snow/water skiing, motocross, snowmobiling, snorkeling, coffee shops, fantasy leagues, NASCAR, mountain biking, golf, work and LIFE!

From the age of 10 thru 13, I delivered newspapers for The Gillette News Record at a cool nickel a copy. At the age of 12, I started my own business mowing lawns for clients along my paper route. With the help of my late grandfather, he loaned me $250.00 to buy my startup equipment and in short order, I was able to pay off my loan allowing me to start buying my own school clothes and such as we were very financially challenged. Between the ages of 13 and 18, I worked for Coldwell Banker Executive Reality, Big Donís Pizza, Cyclone Drilling, Cargillís trailers and oilfield painting, Larryís Inc. as a heavy equipment operator and Pinkerton Security as a security guard at Amax Eagle Butte Coal Mine. In 1987, I accepted a position as Manager Trainee with 84 Lumber in Cheyenne, WY. Later that year I relocated back to Gillette with 84 Lumber and was promoted to co-manager of operations and head of purchasing. In 1989, I accepted a position with Gillette Winnelson as an Industrial Salesperson, serving the power plant and coal mining industry. In 1996, I started a new corporation in Rapid City, SD named Rapid City Winnelson. RC Winnelson is a wholesaler of plumbing and industrial supplies associated with the WinWholesale group of companies which has over 550 stores across the nation in 45 states. My responsibilities include President, Board of Director member and a major stockholder of which I still serve.

Current Service Responsibilities:

RC Winnelson Board of Directors, president (1996-present); RC Area Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors, chairman (2006-2014); RC Area Economic Development Investor Relations Committee (2010-2012); RC Area Economic Development Deal Committee (2010-2012); RC Area Economic Development Promotion Committee (2010-2012); RC Area Economic Development Regional Affairs Committee (2010-2012); Ellsworth Task Force, Executive Board of Director (2010-present); Ellsworth Air Force Base 37th Bomb Squadron Honorary Commander (2010-2012); City of Rapid City Economic Development Task Force (2012); BHHB Build PAC Committee (2002-present); RC Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee (2005-present); Center for Business & Economics of the Northern Plains, Colleague (2012-present); Pine Haven Estates Community Assoc. Board of Director (2004-present); Young Life Ministries Finance Committee (2010-2012); Rapid City Downtown Association (2009-present); South Canyon Baptist Church Youth Ministries Leader (2008-2012); SD Assoc. of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors sustaining member (2008-present); RC Chamber of Commerce Leadership Rapid City facilitator & Alumni (2007-present); National Security Forum Alumni Member, Air War College Maxwell AFB, Alabama (2011-present); Republican National Committee (2005-present), SD GOP (2006-present); Habitat for Humanity supply partner (2000-present).

Past Service:

Ellsworth Air Force Base Operations Group (OSS) Honorary Commander (2009-2010); Ellsworth Air Force Base Maintenance Group (MXS) Honorary Commander (2007-2009); RC Vision 2020 Strategic Plan Jobs Committee, chairman (2010-2012); RC Area Economic Development Rapid Fund Committee, chairman (2009-2012); RC Area Economic Development President Selection Committee (2008-2009); RC Area Economic Development Broadband Wi-Fi Committee, chairman (2006-2007); Junior Achievement Economic and Government Instructor (2011-2012); Black Hills Home Builders Board of Director (2006-2008); BHHB Spring and Fall Parade of Homes Committee, chairman (2002-2005, 2008); BHHB Home Show Committee (2010-2011); BHHB Government Affairs Committee, chairman (2004-2008); BHHB Economic Development Committee, vise-chairman (2005-2007); RC Summer Nights Festival Public Relations Committee, chairman (2008); Summer Nights Festival Executive Committee (2007-2008); Black Hills Baseball Pony League Coach (2010); Young Life Ministries Board of Director (2009-2010); RC Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group (2006-2009); RC Chamber of Commerce International Trade Task Force (2006-2007); South Canyon Baptist Church Finance, Building and Grounds, chairman (2003-2007); Awana Leader (1990-2008); Timberline Little League Umpire (2004-2010); Westside Baptist Church Youth Director (1998-2000); WBC Building Committee (1998-2003); WBC Finance Committee, chairman (1998-2003); 2star ESGR Corporate Partner (2006-2007); Cornerstone Rescue Mission server and Salvation Army volunteer; Numerous years of coaching my kidís sports including Little & Pony League baseball/softball and AAU wrestling. 


Youngest Co-Manager in 84 Lumberís 50 year history at 18 years old (1988); Salesman of the Year from Wyoming Mining Association (1992); Rapport Leadership Institute Ė Leadership Breakthrough Training Dueling Sword Award for top of class (1995); 2005 Supply House Times Wholesaler of the Year (Nationally); Associate of the Year from Black Hills Home Builders (2006); Dale Carnegie pen award recipient (x2) (2006).


58th Annual National Security Forum Completion, Air War College Maxwell AFB, Alabama (2011); Dave Kahle Way, Sales Management System (2009); Leadership Rapid City Graduate (2007); Dale Carnegie, Effective Communications and Human Relations (2006); Dale Carnegie, Sales Advantage (2004); Dale Carnegie, Leadership Training for Managers (2004); Rapport Leadership Institute, Leadership Breakthrough Training (1995); 84 Lumber, Manager Training 5 week course (1988); Graduated from Campbell County High School, Gillette WY (1987); extensive financial courses spanning over 20 years specializing in Profit and Loss, Balance and Ratio Statements; numerous Human Relation courses; numerous technical training seminars; numerous computer training courses; numerous business management courses.  

Belief Statement:

Inner drive, desire and tenacity best describe the way I approach life, the passion to achieve goals and tackle adversity must be a daily focus with persistence. When I tire, I try not to let it show. To me, there are four major factors that define ones outcome; vision, goals, desire and attitude. I must know where Iím at and where we are going. Itís one thing to have passion, we must also put action to that desire. Dreams without action are simply dreams. My opinion of leadership is the ability to influence and involve others to accomplish a common goal. As leaders, we must look for creative ways to motivate our people to reach for their potential and always lead by example. My style is to empower others and give them the tools to succeed and the opportunity to fail. I am not a micromanager, nor do I enjoy following them. I judge most things using growth and results to the end, and then develop a plan for the means.

Personal growth:

Whether itís reading a book, taking courses in your field that you complete after normal hours or helping with a committee is key to staying on the cutting edge for relationships and business are important to me. There are two types of people in this world, givers or takers. I choose to give when I can and take only when I have to. Attitude-Attitude-Attitude! Attitude is a decision we make around every corner. The acronym for the company I own is (WIN) best describes my customer service attitude, Whatever Is Necessary. I strive to prioritize my time; putting God first, family next, and then interests and work to follow. If we achieve all, but lose the time we could have spent with our families, what good is that? Character really counts in a day of decaying morals and business practices. Be honest and treat others as you like to be treated. As servants of our community, together we can make Rapid City and the Greater Black Hills Area a better place.

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