About Lakeside Cares and The John J. Hemmingson Foundation

Lakeside Capital Group is a Coeur d’Alene investment company that owns and manages assets across a diverse portfolio to help grow and strengthen communities in the Inland Northwest and beyond. 

Our Philosophy

When John J. Hemmingson founded Lakeside Capital in 1997, he set out to create a firm that was small and nimble enough to seize business opportunities as they arose, but big enough to transform our region by adding well-paying jobs and attracting industry. More than two decades later, Lakeside Capital management has built a portfolio that has made us a business leader in the region, while allowing us to devote both time and resources to meaningful philanthropic work. 

Today, our private equity investment firm invests and manages assets in real estate, agriculture, industrials, public equity and direct private equity. We are building world-class businesses and remain dedicated to sustainable growth and investments. 

Our History

Founded in 1997 by John J. Hemmingson, Lakeside Capital Group was always designed to transform our region by attracting industry and adding well-paying jobs. In the two decades since, we’ve become a business leader in our communities. See our journey to become one of the leading private equity companies in the area through our milestone moments below: