From picking up a shovel to decades of success: Family-owned TerWisscha Construction celebrates 50 years
WILLMAR — John TerWisscha began his construction career in the summer of 1954 digging footings with a shovel for Mel Werder. Werder was building a hog barn 4 miles south of Willmar.
“I asked if Mel had any work for a dude like me,’’ recalls TerWisscha who had returned in late February from military service in Korea.
“He said, ‘There is the shovel.’ I picked up the shovel and I started digging. And that is how I started in construction.’’
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