Don co-founded Larsengines with his wife, Sue in December of 1979. His reason for wanting to open the shop was because he, "...hated to see equipment that could be repaired thrown away. I wanted to give the people in our community a local option to get their equipment fixed." Since 1979 Don and Sue have grown their business, employees and customer base to keep up with the ever changing market. At this point Don works receiving parts and equipment that have been ordered for customers, repairs or stock. He still enjoys interacting with customers that he has known since beginning the business 38 years ago.