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1927   • Leo & Kathryn Theisen founded Theisen's, opening first store, Theisen Battery & Electric at 8th Street in Dubuque.

1948   • Added a partner & operated as Theisen-O'Neill Tire Company for 4 years.

1952   • Became members of a national buying group, Mid-States Distributing Company, comprised of family-owned independent retailers, such as Theisen's. Today Mid-States exists as a multi-billion dollar company, growing to over 500 stores.

1956   • Jim Theisen, current President, joined the Company.

1957   • First branch store opened in Maquoketa

1964   • Anamosa store opened

1967   • Dyersville store opened

1968   • Tipton store opened

1970   • Dewitt store opened

1971   • Monticello store opened

1973   • Theisen Distributing, the corporate headquarters and distribution facility established. It's primary function being to service the retail outlets.

1979   • Dubuque store relocated & expanded

1986   • Vinton store opened

1987   • Theisen Distributing expanded & relocated to a 50,000 sq ft facility, operating as Theisen Supply Inc., as it is known today. A further expansion in 1997 took this facility to 70,000 sq ft.

• Sons, Chris and Tony, joined the operation, becoming owners in 1994.

1994   • Iowa Falls store opened

1996   • New Vinton store built in new location

1997   • Charles City & New Hampton stores opened

2001   • Marshalltown store opened

2002   • Cedar Rapids store opened

2003   • Dubuque store expanded

2004   • New Charles City store built in new location

• Dewitt store expanded

2006   • Newton store opened

• Fall 2006 - Ames store opened

• Winter 2006 - Grinnell store opened

2007   • Theisen Supply Inc. expanded and relocated to a 140,000 sq ft facility.

• Maquoketa located to a new 50,000 sq. ft. building doubling in size and celebrated it's 50th year.

• Pella Store Opened.
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At Theisen's, we believe our associates are the very core of our business and their dedication to customer service and the community will assure all a prosperous livelihood.

Below are a few of the many organizations that we at Theisen's proudly support:









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