Community Involvement & Awards

Community involvement and my awards

About Mark Miller…

Mark grew up on the ridge in LaCrescent, MN and as a young boy could be seen bailing hay, chopping wood, feeding livestock and working side by side with his father and uncle, tinkering with and restoring antique vehicles. After high school Mark attended the Auto Body repair program at Western Technical College. He worked at a few repair shops in LaCrosse for 7 years, then opened his own shop in 1997. Working with his family on the ridge taught him the value of hard work, what a quality job looks like and how to support his community and fellow neighbors. Here are just a few examples of Marks dedication to quality and his community:

Thank you card from the kids at school.

Dear Mark,

As we celebrate volunteer appreciation this week, please know that your dedication and hard work towards our school is so deeply appreciated.  Unfortunately, you probably don’t get to see the happy, astonished look on a teacher’s face as she enters her freshly painted classroom or hear the thrills of excitement from the students as they anticipate their new playground.  But then, these are only two of the many projects you’ve worked tirelessly on, not to mention the interview committee with more long, evening meetings and the countless other projects that Doug lines up for you..

Kent enjoyed working with you on the playground project.  I’m sure the problems you encountered on Tuesday were only a few of the many obstacles involved when leading this project.  It must give you a deep sense of satisfaction knowing that you’ve provided so much enjoyment for our students and for others in the future.

Although these two words lack the depth and scope necessary…thank you.  Even though you didn’t seek any recognition, your humility and dedication in serving our school is an example for all of us to follow. 

Thank you so much!  Shannon Bezdicek

12’ Gold Cross Painting Donation

The cross below belongs to the Lutheran church in Nodine, MN.
Mark prepped, painted & finished the gold cross to withstand the harsh Minnesota weather as a donation to the church