Krenz Real Estate & Auctioneering, Inc. was founded in 1946 by my father, Ferdinand Krenz in the community of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Krenz Real Estate was founded on trust, honesty and integrity. Ferd believed in listening to his customers and treating them like family. He said, "everyone has a story, if they want to tell it, let it be shared". My father taught me a lot about life, the real estate business and how to be an auctioneer. "Ferd" was known as "The Colonel" in the auction industry in Southern Minnesota. He showed me how the auction and real estate business work hand in hand.