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15 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARCHITECTURE, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE Tony Giesel went to work at a lumberyard titled Kropf Lumber Yard at the age of 16 under the tutelage of his father, who taught Mr. Giesel the value of hard work. Working with the lumberyard for 15 years, during which time his final five years were in outside sales, he subsequently moved on to work for Koehn Construction for an additional 14 years. There, the owner of the construction company took Mr. Giesel under his wing and taught him the significance of seeing the long range of a project. Over time, Mr. Giesel sought to open his own business, and Tony Giesel Construction came to fruition. Now serving as owner for more than 11 years, he has been renowned throughout Kansas for his work. In his daily work, Mr. Giesel oversees the day-to-day operations, including the bidding, bookwork and selling of product. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he is especially proud of remaining in business. He finds the most rewarding aspect of his profession is the confidence that his customers and homeowners have in him. Over the years, he has attributed his success to doing right by his customers. He defines success as putting in a hard day’s work, knowing that he treated his customers well. A member of the Wichita Area Builders Association, Mr. Giesel has always considered himself a “people person,” and he has thoroughly enjoyed meeting new customers and homeowners, as well as putting together new projects. Surpassing his own expectations, he finds it remarkable that he has been able to establish his own business, and is proud of the strides he has made over the past decade. Looking toward the future, Mr. Giesel hopes to maintain his business and take his sons under his own wing so they could eventually take the helm when Mr. Giesel retires. Post-retirement, Mr. Giesel intends to work in a volunteering capacity. Married for many years, he has four children and seven grandchildren. Millennium Magazine Featured Listee TONY GIESEL OWNER Tony Giesel Construction Hesston, KS