Meet the Team

Sam Menge

American Waterworks

Title: North Dakota Branch Manager

Hometown: Moorhead, MN

Sam Menge from American Waterworks

Sam has been on the American Waterworks team since March of 2020. Prior to working here, he spent twelve years working in logistics, inventory management, sales, and branch management for distribution companies. He also has ten years of experience in people leadership and development, which will help us build a strong and dedicated team for our customers and communities. His day to day on the job as the North Dakota Branch Manager includes developing a strong team out of the Fargo market and managing the day-to-day operation of construction and sales. His favorite part about working with American Waterworks is getting to guide and serve his team so we can help homeowners as much as possible. 

In Sam's spare time, you can find him golfing, camping, drawing, creating woodwork, and having fun with his wife and kids. He also likes to work on his house, help his family and friends with their home projects, and work with his local Habitat for Humanity. Sam is a huge asset to our team and we are excited to have him! 

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Kevin B.
    Fergus Falls, MN

    "Sam, Cameron, and the crew were excellent in working with us on reinforcing our crawl space wall. Even when we had a glitch in..."

    Customer Review

    By Kevin B.
    Fergus Falls, MN

    Sam, Cameron, and the crew were excellent in working with us on reinforcing our crawl space wall. Even when we had a glitch in moving the wall, they stopped, consulted the experts, and made everything right. Great crew! 

  • By Dean And Deb L.
    West Fargo, ND

    Customer Review

    By Dean And Deb L.
    West Fargo, ND

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I highly recommend American Waterworks above any other company!" Read Full Testimonial

    Luke N. of Fargo, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              We recently went with American Waterworks to fix our foundation. There was a bulge on one of the walls that made us very nervous that something bad was going to happen one day. We had a representative from American Waterworks come and look at the issue. He suggested that their geo-lock anchor system was the best route to take. We did have a few other companies come and look as well but we went with American Waterworks. And boy are we glad we did! The team was promptly on time and started to get to work right away. Throughout the time they were here they gave us updates about what they were doing, being very descriptive of the actions they were taking. The team was very professional and very awesome! Once they were finished they made sure to move back any objects they had to move and even cleaned up. They did such a great job! I highly recommend American Waterworks above any other company! We will continue to use them with any issues we have in the future. Once again, the whole team was very awesome!
    Luke N.
    Fargo, ND
  • "We used American Waterworks to stabilize/lift our house due to settling/sinking footings. We had four..." Read Full Testimonial

    Patti P. of Harwood, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              We used American Waterworks to stabilize/lift our house due to settling/sinking footings. We had four estimates done with different companies before deciding on American Waterworks. From start to finish, we were impressed with the company. Richie was thorough and concise when informing us of what would need to be done, and explained the estimate to us in person. When the crew arrived, they were courteous and conscientious, and very hardworking. The Foreman, Ryan, kept us informed throughout every step of the project! We had 23 piers driven in and around our house to lift/stabilize. During the lift, they explained what to expect and took their time to be sure we were satisfied with the outcome. When it came to the last day of the project, they had all hands on deck and left our property looking way better than we had ever experienced after this huge project! Sam, the branch manager, made sure we were satisfied and happy customers before wrapping up the project! Thanks to American Waterworks for a job well done!
    Patti P.
    Harwood, ND
  • "We used American Waterworks to stabilize/lift our house due to settling/sinking footings. We had four..." Read Full Testimonial

    James and Patti P. of Harwood, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              We used American Waterworks to stabilize/lift our house due to settling/sinking footings. We had four estimates done with different companies before deciding on American Waterworks. From start to finish, we were impressed with this company. Richie was thorough and concise when informing us of what would need to be done, and explained the estimate to us in person. When the crew arrived, they were courteous, conscientious, and very hardworking. The Foreman, Ryan, kept us informed through every step of the project. We had 23 piers driven in around our house to lift/stabilize. During the lift, they explained what to expect and took their time to be sure we were satisfied with the outcome. When it came to the last day of the project, they had all hands on deck and left our property looking way better than we had ever expected after this huge project! Sam, the Branch Manager, made sure we were satisfied and happy customers before wrapping up the project. Thanks to American Waterworks for a job well done!
    James and Patti P.
    Harwood, ND
  • "From the very beginning, I was contacted right away after reaching out regarding a repair project involving a..." Read Full Testimonial

    Mary C. of Crookston, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              From the very beginning, I was contacted right away after reaching out regarding a repair project involving a wall of the apartment building which was bowing inward, resulting in structural instability and water intrusion into the apartment. Richie Noreen promptly came to the location in Crookston, MN and evaluated the situation, clearly explaining everything to me in an easy to understand manner. He gave me a thorough tour of the process, so I felt very confident in his expert professional assessment. He laid everything out from A to Z. Then, when it was time for the repairs to occur, the team really showed their expertise. Sam, Cory and the guys really impressed me. They got right to work and utilized the time masterfully. Instead of fretting about what might go wrong for the duration of the work, I had peace of mind that they had everything under control. It is such a relief to me that I found the right company! Once they waterproofed, straightened the bowing wall and anchored it, they poured a new concrete sidewalk, which grades away from the building, and cleaned up everything so well that it's hard to believe they had just dug everything up! I wasn't left with anything to clean up! Needless to say, I'm a very happy customer and I highly recommend American Waterworks if you are looking for a job done right and peace of mind.
    Mary C.
    Crookston, MN
  • "It's a daunting feeling to find out your home was basically built wrong from the basement on up. You have no..." Read Full Testimonial

    Danae L. of East Grand Forks, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              It's a daunting feeling to find out your home was basically built wrong from the basement on up. You have no idea where to turn when multiple issues erupt if you've never had to deal with that type of thing. American Waterworks set themselves apart from the get-go. Two companies never contacted me at all after leaving my info online for an evaluation. American Waterworks contacted me almost immediately. My sales rep Richie was amazing. With a degree in construction management, he pointed out things immediately that were not right, explained everything at a level easily understood, as well as recognized what was causing major issues in my garage and basement, which others could not explain and some never noticed at all (what kind of basement "expert" misses a cracked floor joist?). There was no slick dialogue, no pressure to sign a contract before he left. Unlike others, I felt I could trust him; he was genuine. Instead, he took what he found to the team and they worked out the best plan for my particular home for the most cost-effective plan, as there were multiple issues and made another appointment with me. It was very evident that he knew his stuff. Same with the work crew. They were polite, always masked due to the pandemic, always respectful and cordial. Their capability was obvious and they explained everything they were doing, used drop cloths and plastic to reduce the mess. The regional manager also came and got dirty with the rest of them, let his crew leave after a 13 hr day to let them go home and he kept working. He was intent on answering all questions, explaining all tasks at hand. When the job took an extra day due to temps and weather conditions, the bill did not change from the estimate given- that doesn't always happen. The regional manager himself, Sam, came back with another fellow to finish up and clean up. They were very thorough and cleaned up everything inside and out, did a final walk-through to answer any questions, and give instructions on what to expect for each area they worked on, as far as concrete curing and soil settling. American Waterworks took the fear out of what felt like a hopeless situation and fixed the issues that caused a cracked floor joist, a garage being pushed out of place by "street creep (who knew?) and a buckling driveway. I know so much more about my home now and feel the education they gave me will help me spot future problems more readily. I will never go anywhere else for basement or foundation issues. Never. They weren't just good workers. They were good people. And that matters to me.
    Danae L.
    East Grand Forks, ND

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American Waterworks
1307 Valleyhigh Dr NW
Rochester, MN 55901
1-507-200-2737


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4119 14th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
1-701-419-8222
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