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Our crane operators, heavy haul technicians and engineering experts are the best in the business. We place the highest importance on safety and precision - the key elements to doing the job right, on time, and within budget.

We pride ourselves on fast, responsive customer service. With Vic's, you won't get directed to a machine or a person who can't answer your questions. You're always just a phone call away from speaking to one of our experts in the field.

Get to know some of our team below!

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Josh Horsch
President & CEO

Josh was born into the Vic’s family and joined the company officially in 2007.

He takes pride in the team’s capability and knowledge, as well as their long-term experience and roots in the region.

Josh enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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Bruce Bialka
CFO

Bruce joined the company in 2021. He was previously the CFO of an ESOP-owned engineering/consulting firm. Additionally, he brings experience from the waste services, consulting, and public accounting industries.

In Bruce's words, “The people at Vic’s are top-notch and the company is poised to further excel and grow.”

In his spare time Bruce enjoys golf and is an avid fan of the Twins and Wild.

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Nate Jasper
Director of Business Development

Nate joined the company in 2012. He spent the first eleven years with the company as a site manager at multiple industrial facilities.

In his current role he is responsible for increasing company revenue by identifying and developing new business opportunities as well as expanding brand presence. He manages existing partnerships, and evaluates company goals. He also supports strategic planning, employee mentoring and company culture.

When he’s not working he enjoys golfing, spending time with his family, and being a devoted Vikings fan.

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Jimmy Widman
Director of Operations

If you’re a new customer calling Vic’s, Jimmy will likely be your first point of contact.

Jimmy joined Vic’s in 2005 and worked his way up from a yard worker to a crane engineer. His experience with various roles in the company makes him an expert in cranes and rigging.

He spends his free time on his motorcycle and enjoys camping and skiing with his family.

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Mark Brouwer
Director of Large Capital Projects

Mark followed in the footsteps of his father and 3 older brothers, all crane operators in IUOE Local 49. His 22 years of crane rental experience includes: steel erection, oil refineries, wind energy, power plants, heavy lift operations, multi-crane lifts, specialized rigging, and platform trailers. Mark’s many talents and accredited certifications make him an expert in the industry.

“Our crews excel at delivering quality work to our customers and we work well as a team to provide specialized solutions to complex problems.”

When Mark is not at work he enjoys spending time with his family.

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Chad Zeien
Site Manager - Saint Paul Park

Chad joined Vic's in 2014 bringing with him 18 years of experience in the construction field.

From project planning to critical picks, Chad and his team strive to provide the highest level of customer service by working closely with field and jobsite personnel and meeting key project deliverables safely and professionally.

Chad loves spending time with friends and family. Most weekends he can be found on his boat taking advantage of the beautiful Minnesota summers.

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Nate Frantzick
Heavy Haul Manager

Nate joined Vic's in 2014 after 17 years of field work in bridge building and structural steel erection.

He specializes in solving our customers' complex rigging and heavy haul needs and loves "being part of the team with the best coworkers and equipment in the business."

In Nate's spare time you may find him at your local car show showing off one of his classics or simply admiring other classic beauties.

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Dane Tolzmann
Site Manager - Flint Hills Refinery

Dane joined Vic's in 2017 , bringing with him general construction knowledge, extensive mechanical background and years of experience running various pieces of equipment. Dane enjoys multi-tasking, communicating and working with others, and an ever-changing work environment. Dane started his career with Vic's in the field as an oiler, then operator, and now furthering his career in a leadership role.

When not engaging in day to day activities at Vic's, Dane enjoys time with his family, playing in a band, and home projects.

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Rita Girgen
Safety & Human Resources Manager

Rita began her safety career with Vic’s in 2015 and has recently assumed the role of Safety & HR Manager. She has supported various roles within the company to include refinery turnaround hiring, timekeeping, and former Chair of the ESOP Communications Committee. Her experience, work ethic, and attention to detail provide unique industry perspectives that align with company goals and standards.

Rita, in conjunction with other Vic’s Safety Associates, employees, and customers, is responsible for the development, implementation, documentation, enforcement, and overall compliance of the company safety program.

Outside of work, Rita enjoys spending time with her son, 2 dogs, friends, and family. She loves volleyball and has coached high school & club for the last 20 years.

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Mike Crouse
Branch Manager - Twin Ports

Mike joined Vic's in 2019 with the opening of our Twin Ports location. He started in the crane industry in 2003 and enjoys the challenging aspects of daily crane rental. Mike strives to be a "go to" for the customers, to make sure the jobs are completed in a safe and efficient manner.

In his spare time he enjoys camping and fishing with his family. He also volunteers on Itasca County search and rescue.

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