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Allen is part of the 3rd generation who started working at Grazzini Brothers & Company summers in 1969. In August of 1978, he started full-time as a Warehouse Worker, Warehouse Foreman, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager, Estimator. For 8 years, Allen managed the wholesale tile distribution division of Grazzini Brothers until it was purchased by a major manufacture at which time he rejoined the contracting side of the company. Allen currently is a Senior Project Manager in the Tile Division and Vice President of Soft Flooring Operations. He is also the Corporate Secretary and Board Member. He has been active in the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota, served as President of the American Society of Professional Estimators Viking Chapter, and is a Past Board Member of the Tile Contractors Association of America.
After graduating High School in 1974, Allen joined the Navy and served 3 years active duty on the USS John Marshall, a Ballistic Missile carrying Submarine, when not stationed in Pearl Harbor and Guam. He also served two years in the Navy reserve. Allen completed two years of business school at the National College of Business.
Allen has been married to his wife Kathy for 29 years and has three sons. He was active with the Boy Scouts serving as Cub Master and Scout Master while his sons moved through the stages of scouting. He is an active member and past President of the Minnesota Rotary Club – Lakeville Chapter, is a member of the Minneapolis Jaycees and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce – Lakeville Chapter. He is also a part owner and Board Member of Lakeview Bank in Lakeville, Minnesota. Allen enjoys fishing and is an avid golfer.