Don Korthuis

Don Korthuis

Owner & Senior Manager

Direct (360) 354-1545

Don founded Management Recruiters of Lynden in 2002. He built the office specialties in Agriculture, Construction and Banking.  The office has won over 20 MRI awards, including multiple Presidents Club awards.  The Lynden office is ranked in the top 20% of all MRI franchises, and top 10% in the 2-6 desk category.

Don grew up on a vegetable farm in Washington State. After college, worked in Agriculture equipment manufacturing for over 20 years.  He founded and built Korvan Industries (now part of Oxbo International), a specialty harvester manufacturing company.  Don has multiple patents on harvesters for raspberries, blueberries, coffee, raisin, grapes, olives and oranges and sold this equipment throughout the United States and in 37 countries around the world.  Along with Management Recruiters of Lynden, Don owns a raspberry and tree farm, as well as commercial property.

Education:
BS Agri-business, Dordt College, Sioux Center Iowa

Hometown:
Lynden, WA, also lived in Sioux Center Iowa, and Salem, OR

Birthday:
August 7

Bucket list:

  1. 42 foot Nordic Tug boat
  2. Healthy retirement
  3. Flight instructor

Random Facts:

  • Proud father of two children and 4 grandchildren
  • Current instrument rated private pilot.
  • Served as an elder delegate to the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church twice.

Favorites

  • Movies:
    Midway
  • Music:
    Hymns
  • Hobbies:
    • Family
    • Flying my classic Beechcraft Bonanza
    • Keeping up a nice yard
    • Driving tractor around the farm
    • Boating/Fishing
    • Travel
    • Golf