R. Joe Schwebach is married and lives in Sioux Falls. He has a construction and military background. Joe built residential homes, excavation, maintenance supervisor for a large retail drug chain, Field Superintendent and Safety Director for a local General Contractor. He was a member of the 147th Field Artillery for nearly 30 years and rose to the rank of Command Sergeant Major. Joe uses these past experiences to manage Rainbow International of Sioux Falls. He has IICRC certifications in: Water Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire and Smoke Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, Carpet Repair and Reinstallation, and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. Joe is registered with the City of Sioux Falls and has a residential building license so repairs can be made after mitigation to get your life back in order quicker. We Restore, you Recover.
Joel Christensen, Owner/Business Development
Joel is originally from Luverne, MN and a graduate of Augustana College. He worked almost 30 years for the WR Berkley Corporation (a property and casualty insurance holding company) primarily with the Continental Western Group of companies. He held executive positions in both the information technology and underwriting areas, lastly as President of Berkley Information Services. Most recently he was the Chief Operating Officer of Jans Corporation, a local commercial general contractor. He jumped into an ownership role with Rainbow International to leverage both his insurance and construction experience. Having been in the insurance business for almost 30 years, Joel understands the need to fulfill the contractual promise when a loss occurs.
Julie Marie Redlin, Business Development
Julie is married and lives in Sioux Falls. She is originally from Lennox, SD and graduated from National American University with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. Later, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration / Human Resources from Colorado Technical University. Julie was an office manager for 6 years for a local trucking company before joining the Rainbow International of Sioux Falls team in 2011. As someone who is very compassionate, she really tries to help the customer through their stressful time and get them on the path to get their home or business back to it’s original state.
Carissa Gagnon, Office Manager
Carissa Gagnon joined our company in November 2016. She is originally from Selby, South Dakota and moved to Sioux Falls 10 years ago when she finished her BA in Accounting from Colorado Technical University. She enjoys fishing and the outdoors in the summer months with her husband, however, her husband has not convinced her yet that ice fishing is fun. Carissa is excited to join our team and will work hard for you.