Remembering Rick Kruse

As we move forward as EST03 Inc. and celebrate 20 years of remarkable successes, challenges, and dedication to outdoor advertising, we would be remiss if we did not recognize Rick Kruse (August 14, 1954 – March 3, 2023). Rick Kruse was our beloved CPA, de facto CFO, and friend. He was an invaluable member of our EST03 family since our beginnings in 2003, providing his unwavering guidance and support through both good times and tough times.

Rick played an instrumental role in helping our company weather the storms of the 2008 recession, the COVID-19 pandemic, and other challenges we faced along the way. His expertise, dedication, and hard work heled us not only survive but also thrive, as we grew and expanded our business. 

Beyond his professional contributions, Rick was a true friend to many of us at EST03 Inc. His kind heart, sense of humor, and unwavering loyalty made him a cherished member of our community. We owe him a world of thanks for his wisdom, friendship, and guidance. 

We will deeply miss Rick’s presence in our lives. His memory will live on in the many people he touched, and his legacy will continue to inspire us all. 

- Ken Black, CEO

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