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In early 1990 the idea of DRG Mechanical was formed.  At that time, Dan Gerber and Dave Romen were doing plumbing and heating work in Sioux Falls SD.  The two found the wages they were making weren’t enough to make ends meet with with young families at home.  The two came up with the idea to start their own business and in April of that year, they created DRG Mechanical.  With the help of Dan’s wife, Darcy, their trusty S10 pickup and their home office/kids toy room, the company got up and running.  

 

Within no time, they had acquired enough work to bring on their first employee and transition from the playroom office to a separate in-home office and eventually to a small office on Main Street Lester IA.  

 

Over the years, DRGs office and shop space has increased exponentially.  With plumbing and heating locations in Lester, Rock Rapids, George, and Larchwood.  The main office in Lester is three times the size it once was.  The company has grown from 3 employees to 24 employees and their single S10 pickup has since evolved into 20 company vehicles.

 

DRG does services the tristate region…. from Sioux Falls, SD to Sibley, IA and everywhere in-between.  DRG has seen many changes over the years but both Dan & Dave are very proud that the company has come so far and has been such a valuable asset to each community that DRG services.

 

In 2014, Dan & Dave decided to purchase Lichtenberg Hardware from Terry and Cheryle Lichtenberg.  DRG would continue to fulfill the plumbing and heating needs in George area and Heartland Hardware would continue care for the communities retail needs.

 

Heartland Hardware’s doors opened on Feb 5, 2015.  Within the first year of business… Heartland Hardware has seen its fair share of changes.  Within the first 6 months the store received a fresh new makeover.  The floor has been completely resist, one of the back walls was demolished, two garage doors have been installed, and five 30 foot roll offs have been removed from the store.  The stores first ever point of sale was added in May of 2015.  Followed by the stores first ever paint match computer for its paint dept.  An appliance repair business was addded in 2016.

 

Before Heartland Hardware, the store had its own history as well….

 

The building that houses Heartland Hardware was an implement shop in 1888.

 

The Fie Hardware store was one of the oldest business firms in George, established by E.C. Fie in 1917.

In 1936 Dutch Vogelaar and Luke Freerkson each had a business in the building.  Dutch sold furniture on the north half and Luke sold appliances on the south half.

 

Grotewold Hardware - Homer and Gussie Grotewold purchased the Hardware Store from Fie Brothers Hardware in September of 1945.  The Fie Brothers Hardware store was one of the oldest business firms in George, established by E.C. Fie in 1917.  Before buying the Hardware Store in George, the Grotewolds owned and operated a hardware store in Larchwood for over 20 years.

Lichtenberg Hardware - Bud and Lavina Lichtenberg became the parents of a son, Terry, in 1946.  That was the first partnership formed between the three.  The second partnership was formed in 1978 when they became business partners.  Bud and Lavina and Terry and his wife Cheryle became the owners of Lichtenberg Hardware in George, IA.  Following the death of Homer, the Lichtenberg’s purchased the business from Gussie and her daughter, Lenear Heyer.

 

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