Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Colorado's Oldest Businesses


I can only find nine Century Club Companies based in Colorado; by listing them here I'm hoping you can help me find more - just leave a comment. Thank you.

1857 R&R Market, San Luis 5th generation

1868 Watkins Stained Glass, Englewood 4th generation

1870 Woodward, Fort Collins public

1880 Ball Corp, Broomfield public

1893 The Buckhorn Exchange (steakhouse), Denver

1897 Clark Family Orchards, Palisade 5th & 6th generation

1905 Agfinity, Eaton co-op

1907 Talbott Farms Palisade 4th & 5th generation

1909 Sterling Lumber & Investment, Westminster 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Nebraska's Oldest Companies

These 18 companies have indeed found the good life in Nebraska. Several generational or employee-owned, they have all survived for over 100 years. If you know of a business that has been in continuous, independent operation for 100 years and is not on this list, please let me know in a comment.

1855 NP Dodge, Omaha, Real estate services 5th generation 

1856 Byron Reed Company, Omaha, Property management 

1857 First National of Nebraska, Omaha Public?

1882 Drake-Williams, Omaha, Custom steel fabrication Employee-owned

1884 Kiewit, Omaha, Construction & engineering Employee-owned

1884 Lueder Construction, Omaha, General contracting & construction 

1886 Magnolia Metal Corp, Omaha, Bronze castings & bearings

1891 Wm Krotter Co, O'Neill,  Home & auto center 5th generation

1895 Renze, Omaha, Manufacture display products/signage, 3rd & 4th generation

1899 Sack Lumber, Crete, Lumber & building materials 4th generation

1901 Diamond Bar Ranch, Stapleton, Cattle & horses 5th generation

1902 Physicians Mutual Insurance, Omaha, Insurance carrier 

1909 Mutual of Omaha, Omaha, Insurance carrier

1910/1928 Mead Lumber & Knecht Home Ctr, Columbus, Lumber/building materials Employee-owned

1916: Burwell Butter Factory (Independent Oil Co), Burwell

1917 HDR, Omaha, Engineering/architecture/construction Employee-owned

1917 Omaha Steaks, Omaha, Food products 5th generation

1917 Union Bank & Trust, Lincoln, Banking & financial services Family-owned

1918 All Makes, Omaha, Office furnishings & fixtures 4th generation