Michael Gartner Chairman & Principal Owner of The Iowa Cubs
Chairman & Principal Owner of The Iowa Cubs
Projects: Ballyard Lofts
I write to tell you a little about Hansen Co. I have watched them grow and prosper over the years. I have dealt with them. And I have partnered with them.
They say what they will do, and then they do what they said. They are always on time and on budget. They are great communicators, and they are nice people.
I am 75 years old, and from various jobs I have watched development in Des Moines and central Iowa. I know most developers personally, and I have dealt with many. For the past 15 years, I have been the principal owner of the Iowa Cubs baseball team, which plays in a stadium in downtown Des Moines, and to ensure parking I began to invest in real estate in the area.
Several developers then came to me to partner on some projects, but from the beginning it was clear to me and my son that Hansen was the company we should
partner with. We knew that they were a steady company that had been in business for a long time, that they had a sterling reputation, that they hired great people, and that'
they knew the rules and worked well with the city of Des Moines.
Des Moines is a terrific city, and one reason it is terrific is because of good citizens and good companies like Hansen.