History

How we started

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Having over 30 years of experience in the Des Moines Area, Larry Pollpeter in February of 1992, founded Two Rivers Glass and Door, Inc. The company started with one old pick-up with a glass rack, his two brothers, integrity and a commitment to deliver quality craftsmanship.  His brother Stan Pollpeter would soon become the company's fabricator.  Through hard work, keeping their promises, and consistently delivering quality, projects steadily came in and soon grew to a point where more glaziers were needed. Help was also needed to project manage the many jobs that Two Rivers was awarded. John, Larry's other brother became the project manager. 

The Flood, Moving, Next Generation Leadership

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During the floods of 1993, Two Rivers Glass and Door was forced to relocate its facility to West Des Moines. For a time the company was run from John Pollpeter's basement at his home until new offices could be secured. In 1995 Joe Pollpeter, Larry's son, joined the company as a draftsman and project manager, later becoming Two River’s new President. 

A New Journey

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The company has grown substantially since 1992 and now employs over 25 full time employees and a fleet of 10 glass trucks. In the spring of 2019, Two Rivers transitioned ownership from Joe Pollpeter to Chris Rotert & Alex Riesberg. Joe was optimistic on the changeover as he knew he could trust Chris and Alex to continue on the foundation that he had created. Chris and Alex look forward to carrying on the positive reputation that the company has earned in the commercial industry. As Two Rivers continues to grow and transition, we are very thankful to our loyal customers and vendors for their long term relationships.