About Us

In 1962, while driving from his part-time job in Edina to classes at the University of Minne sota, Dick Kruger bumped into a parked car at the intersection of 50th and Penn in South Min neapolis. The owner of the parked car, Gerald Smedberg, then ran out of his office to talk to Dick. Not only was Gerald gracious about the accident, he became a close friend and business associate of Dick's.

Seven years later, Dick and Gerald, along with two other real estate agents formed The Gallery of Homes, one of the longest standing real estate companies in the State of Minnesota. Forty years later, Dick and "bumped into" a new partner, Dan Pflugshaupt. Although, not liter ally this time, Dick believes this partnership is a wonderful "melding of generations" with all that goes with it! Dick says that "Dan's energy and people skills have been a true God-send". Dan's skills and services in the latest technology (among other designations, Dan has his "e- PRO®" indicating his prowess with electronic and internet skills), combined with Dick's forty plus years of experience (Dick has been awarded one of Minnesota's thirty four "REALTOR® EMERITUS" designations) is a winning combination to any client! Old or new, Dick and Dan have remained faithful to its company mission of serving the lifelong real estate needs of their customers with honesty, integrity and competence.

Dick and Dan strive to ensure that their clients feel at home even when they come to our office. Our "living room" setting is just what we were looking for to give our customers that "homey feeling". Our motto is "We do homework best", and our customers like the right-at-home feel ing we offer. Our less corporate, personal approach helps our clients feel comfortable. We are able to provide them with personal service that Minnesotans, in particular, seem to appreciate, as well as the professional services they require.

Dick and Dan believe that's much more to getting a transaction right than crossing the T's and dotting the I's, but those things are crucial, too! We know the complexities and nuances of buy ing and selling a home or lake property. Our goal is "no surprises" for our clients! We believe in a spirit of excellence in every area of real estate service.