By KEVIN KOELLING
His company was featured Jan. 28, 1985 as a News business of the week, which reported Robert Harpenau bought the existing firm in 1959 after trying a couple of different jobs. One of them had him selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door for Sears, and the report noted he called it his most profitable venture.
His current endeavor lasted much longer than the three weeks that one did, and has also been quite successful.
It is this year’s Schweizer Fest Business of the Year.