Gerald, Greg and Gene Hartmann learned the meaning of hard work while growing up on a dairy farm in Lakeville, Minnesota, about 25 miles south of Minneapolis.
“You had to work together a lot. One person can’t bail hay or milk the cows,” said Gene, the youngest of 10 children. “You all had your chores to do, and they had to be done at a certain time. It was a lot of discipline, really.”
Now in their 50s, the Hartmann brothers are still working together, only now they’re bringing that farm-instilled discipline to their jobs at Best Buy’s distribution center in Bloomington, Minnesota.