Rick Guntzel

Broker License # 40534807

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Jerry Vlaminck

Hospitality Services Corp.


Services Offered

HSC Business Brokers is dedicated to helping people buy and sell businesses in the hospitality industry and to brokering the best possible deal on your behalf.

HSC is different from other brokerage firms for two reasons:
We’re focused on hospitality businesses only.
We know these types of businesses because we all have personal experience with them.
Each member of the HSC team has a wealth of personal industry knowledge, from either owning properties, buying and selling establishments, or managing restaurants.

What’s more, we love what we do every day and operate like a tight-knit family from our home base in Delano. When you contact us for a free consultation, you’ll see how these qualities make a difference in the guidance and service you receive.


Rick is no stranger to the restaurant business. He first began in 1990 working in various positions with Byerly’s, Applebee’s, Mulligan’s, Lord Fletcher’s and Champp’s. As he gained experience in the industry, his passion and talent for being a restaurateur grew.

In 1998 he was hired as the Director of Operations for the Jacob Restaurant Group Inc. Through his 12 years with the company, they operated 7 restaurants including Nye’s Polonaise, Jake’s City Grille, and Jake’s Sports Café.

Rick decided in 2011 that it was time to operate his own restaurant with Republic, a craft beer bar in Minneapolis. In 2013 he added Red River Kitchen, a food truck operation that has locations in both Minneapolis and St Paul, and in 2015 was Dan Kelly’s Pub. In 2016 Republic opened in MSP airport. Rick also served on the board of the Minnesota Restaurant Association from 2011-2013.

In February 2017, Rick successfully sold the restaurants and the food truck operation. Rick knew he didn’t want to completely leave the restaurant business and he wanted to help others meet their restaurant dreams. He decided to pursue his passion of helping others by working with HSC Brokers.

Raised in the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rick now lives with his wife, KC, and their TWO sets of twin boys in Elk River, Minnesota.

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  • Wright County, MN

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