First of all, let me thank each of you for being a client of Sontag Home Services. Many of you have “hung in there” over the last 50 years through several of our family transitions with the business. (First, it was run by our dad, then by my brothers Pat and Tim, before me). With my retirement around the corner (hopefully by end of 2022) and after a lot of careful consideration, Peter Hatlestad has joined me at Sontag Home Services. The phone number and billing information will not be changing. Except for one day (to be determined in 2022) instead of me answering the phone, it will be Peter’s voice. Even then, I’ll be helping in any way needed, to help out and ensure a smooth transition.
To be truthful, this has been a long and hard search for a successor. Not because I’m irreplaceable, but because this business demands a very trustworthy person, with a teachable spirit and a strong work ethic. I’ve known Peter and his family for 20+ years. He’s served at Covenant Harbor Bible Camp in Lake Geneva for 25+ years. Understandably, Covenant Harbor did not want Peter to leave, which is part of the reason he could not start full-time with me before now. He needed to finish well at camp because that’s the right thing to do. I know you and your families will be very well served by Sontag Home Services under Peter’s leadership. Because Peter’s lived and worked locally, and his leadership position at camp, he’s familiar with many of the area vendors, etc. we’ve trusted and used to service our client base. He also brings a wealth of new knowledge from his years of experience at Covenant Harbor.
Obviously, we want each of you to meet Peter in person. Those of you that haven’t yet, please let us know when it would work for you to meet him. If a Facetime or Zoom meeting would help, please let us know. We truly are here, as always, to serve you!
From my perspective, this is a great business that serves a great need in our area, and I’m delighted it will continue. My hope is you will be happy for our family as we head toward enjoying more time with our kids and three grandkids, getting my fishing boat in the lake, continuing to train our German Shepherd, and on and on and on!
All the best,
Mike & Cindy Sontag