The Beginning

Rhin-O-Tuff was formed in 2004 by a group of concrete industry designers, engineers and building contractors with a vision for making power trowels safer and more affordable. The company brings together more than 70 years of experience designing and manufacturing walk-behind power trowels. Using their knowledge of industry needs, Rhin-O-Tuff's team of designers and engineers has created a power trowel that significantly reduces repetitive stress injuries due to its unique vibration dampening system. To meet the growing demands of the company, in 2014 they moved from Boise to a more centrally located facility in Minnesota.

Meet the Original Team

Marvin E. Whiteman, Jr. has been setting the standard for concrete-related power tools and trowels for more than 40 years and has numerous patents related to power trowels.

Tim Jaszkowiak, P.E., Vice President of Engineering, has spent more than half of his 25 year career as a machine design engineer for the concrete equipment industry, with several patents related to troweling equipment.

Darrell Jansen, Managing Member, has 35 years of leadership experience in manufacturing, which includes concrete-related equipment such as power trowels, screed and concrete buggies.

John Ferguson has three decades of experience in concrete construction and general contracting and serves on the board of directors of the Association of General Contractors, Idaho branch, and as a director of U.S. Bank in Idaho.

Burke Jones brings 30 years of experience as president and owner of commercial/residential construction businesses, and is one of the original founders and directors of the Idaho Banking Company.

Dan Kallevig Joins Rhino-Tuff in 2014, bringing a wealth of manufacturing and design experience. Under Dan's direction, the new plant is flourishing.