Getting to Know Nolechek's Very Own Kelly!
How long have you been a team member at Nolechek’s?
I started as a young boy doing odd jobs and everything and anything that was asked of me because that’s what you do when you work for your parents. I became full-time in 1981 after graduating high school. I went to work in Rochester, MN, at Ye Ole Butcher Shoppe from 1986 until 1991. I returned to Nolechek’s and purchased the business from my parents, with my brother, Bill.
What is your role at Nolechek’s?
I’m an owner that is involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations. I mainly work in production, run the smokehouses, inventory and order raw materials, and make sure the place stays standing.
What is your favorite thing about working at Nolechek’s?
My favorite thing about working at Nolechek’s is seeing the pride our team takes in the products we make. We all work so well together, and I enjoy passing on my knowledge and working with the next generation.
What is your favorite product?
That’s a tough one, as we have so many wonderful products. I would have to say our bacon or our bacon!!!!!
What is your favorite summer activity?
I enjoy fishing and spending time at our camper, near Hayward, with my wonderful wife, Laurie.
What is a fun fact about you?I have five wonderful, fun, and (very) energetic grandchildren and another due in October