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LARSON raises nearly $200,000 for Brookings Area United Way

by Kristi Larsen | Jan 20, 2022


Brookings, SD – For over 65 years, charitable giving has been an essential element of Larson Manufacturing’s corporate mission. One of the primary ways the company demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves is through an annual United Way fundraising initiative that includes events held throughout the year and a fall campaign drive. This year, the company raised $198,100 in support of the Brookings Area United Way.


“Larson employees greatly value sharing of their time, talents and resources to make a difference in the communities they live,” said Fenton Challgren, president. “Despite the continued challenges brought on by the COVID pandemic, our team showed their support to the United Way again this year with over 80 percent of employees participating in the annual campaign drive! The organization is proud to match employee giving and uphold our time-honored tradition of community support.”


“We are deeply grateful to Larson and all the generous employees for their ongoing commitment to the United Way and our funded partners and community initiatives,” said Heidi Gullickson, executive director of the Brookings Area United Way. “Having the support of our local businesses is imperative to building a resilient community and enriching the lives of Brookings County residents.”


The company has actively participated in the United Way fundraising drive for years and has raised over $2.25 million in the last decade to benefit the local non-profit organization.




Ryan Johnson (Larson), Kristi Lee (Larson), Brianna Doran (Brookings Area United Way) and Fenton Challgren (Larson)



About Larson Manufacturing
Larson Manufacturing is recognized for making homes better with a market-leading selection of storm doors, retractable screens, high-efficiency interior and exterior storm windows, a patented porch window with retractable screens and other door and window innovations. For over 65 years, the company has placed a high value on its employees as part of a long-standing commitment to product excellence and customer satisfaction. LARSON products are widely available from home improvement retailers and dealers in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit  LARSON is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., an industry-leading home and security products company.


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