Dale and Connie
Who are these two? Well Dale and I married in 1993. We blended our two families together of 6 children. Dale has 4 children Kim (Steve), Jamie, Jason, and Sarah (husband Jason) and Connie with two son’s Justin (Tiffany) and Jeremy(with the Lord 1998).
We are also blessed with 12 fantastic grandchildren~
Chaz, Blake, and Nathan – Parents Kim and Steve
Carlee, Jay, Carter, Drake, Cody – Father Jamie
Jayden and Lindi – Parents Justin and Tiffany
Jacob and Shaun – Parents Sarah and Jason
Quite a crew to say the least. As you stroll through the pictures you can see the great help our children and grandchildren are to us and how much they mean to Dale and I.
Dale has previously worked as a CNC machinist and Connie has previously worked in Medical and Long Term Care
Now, business owners of two business’s Dale’s Mobile Repair Services located in Burtrum, MN and the surrounding areas of Burtrum. Through the winter months Dale’s Fish House Rental – Lake of the Woods.
Dale started his Mobile Repair business in 2001 after his boss, of the Excavating company he worked for, was tragically killed. Dale repaired all of the equipment for this Excavating company starting in 1993.
With winters, meaning repairs were somewhat slow when it came to diesel mechanic/heavy equipment repairs, Dale was spending time at Lake of the Woods with friends and family. One day a good friend, out of the blue, said “Dale why don’t you rent fish houses out for people to come up and fish?”
The first Sleeper “Big Red” Dale and I bought and before the winter was over he had a friend of the family help him start building another Sleeper. We have added Sleepers each year and we are now up to 6, actually 7 as “Big Red”, our very first sleeper we bought is being retired to shore starting this winter 2014/2015. Next summer will be when the last Sleeper will be built. We will be building one more as we are retiring Mean Green the winter of 2015/2016. Retirement for these two Sleepers means they are still available but will be for Lodging only! They will no longer be on the ice due to their weight and skids. We also started building Day houses along with the Sleepers. Not as fast as the Sleepers as we have 3 and plan on building 3 more. So our grand total will be 6 Sleepers and 6 Day Houses out on the ice. Big Red and Mean Green on shore we decided is a bonus. Great place for people to stay if they want to come up with sleds and portables. Another option if all the Sleepers out on the Lake are Full there is always Big Red or Mean Green along with a Day house if some one would like this combo.
Now how about that Connie? I was working full time in Brainerd from 1986 to 2012 when my Director position was eliminated and I was out of work.
Dale and I married in 1993 and through out the years I, and all of our boys, helped Dale with his diesel mechanic/heavy equipment repair work when ever he needed help.
After losing my job I started helping Dale each day along with looking for work. Just about a year went by and we realized it worked out well working together so started working Full-time with Dale. Yep, I do the wrenching along side Dale too. Some days it is just grabbing wrenches for him and some days he has me tearing equipment apart and helping put it all back together. Same with the Fish House Rental – Lake of the Woods. We work together everyday. We move the Fish houses, we drill the holes, clean the holes, bank the houses. We bought a little two man so either one of us can hook it up to the snowmobile, grab the GPS and check out various fishing spots and keep on eye on where the fish are biting.
Well this is a good start about who Dale and Connie are. Bottom line we are a team, we like what we do, and, we feel very blessed to be doing what we do.
We plan on passing our blessings on to the people who come Fish with us.
We thank-you so very much for choosing Dale’s Fish House Rental – Lake of the Woods!!!
Hope you will come back to us for many years to come.
~Dale and Connie ~