From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book

R.W. Snyder Guns and Gunsmithing

R.W. Snyder Guns and Gunsmithing is owned by Robert Snyder, Jr. of Manning. The business's name is a shortened version of Robert's full name (Robert William) as well as telling what the business provides, which is guns and gunsmithing. The business is located at 330 Second Street.

Robert, a Manning native, worked on his father's, grandfather's, and his own guns as he grew up. In August of 2002 he felt the time was right to turn his hobby into a business. He kept the business in Manning because it was where he grew up, and he wanted his wife and two sons to enjoy the small town life.

He provides many services including rifle re-barreling, general gun repair, scope mounting, and rifle customizing. He can order any gun or scope that is available, and he has a milling machine and equipment to do most projects. He also sets up tables at gun shows where he can inform people about all aspects of his business.

Robert feels that to be successful he needs to communicate with his customers and be sure that they are satisfied with his work. He enjoys his customers and the stories they tell. Most of them are hunters and collectors, as he is.

Owning a gunsmithing business has provided opportunities and enjoyment for him. He has been able to meet new people and reconnect with others he has not seen in some time, all with interests similar to his. Many customers have special memories attached to a piece he is working on. He enjoys their stories, and knowing that he has been helpful to them is a positive aspect of his business.

He feels the business is a good addition to Manning. It provides a service to our community and the surrounding area because there are no other gunsmiths nearby.

R.W. Snyder Guns and Gunsmithing is still a new business, and Robert works full time with his father and brother for Snyder Construction. Robert hopes that someday he will have enough clientele to make it a full-time business.

Steven Snyder

1999 Prom King Steve Snyder & Queen Pam Holloway


Steve Snyder 2000

From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book

Bob's Construction

Steven, Bob, Robert

Bob and Connie Snyder, owners of Bob's Construction, have been very busy in the Manning area since starting their business in 1983. Their family business is based at 338 Second Street and does general contracting and new construction. Bob had worked at Warnke Construction and also Rotert Construction Company before deciding to start his own business.

Bob and Connie's children, Deb, Robert, and Steven helped in the business during their school years. Both sons were educated at trade schools before coming back home and joining their father in the business as self-contractors.

Bob's Construction builds new homes, does remodeling and roofing, but their specialty is cabinetry. There are many wonderful examples of their work in the area.

In 1997 the Snyders formed RC Rentals. They have been buying houses which they fix or remodel and have several rental homes.


Debra Snyder MHS 2005

Debra Snyder


Cody Swanson MHS 2005

Cody Swanson on left

Cody Swanson on right

June 30, 2016 swim meet in Manning

Maddie Snyder - daughter of Steve