About Us

Since 1982, Craftsmen has made and continues to make its mark on the Transportation Industry by providing the products and services essential to the operation and success of all business types from Owner Operators to Large Fleets. During the past 30 years, we have grown our business based on the principles of our founder and father, Joe Helmsing, and the hard work and dedication of our team of transportation professionals. Today, we continue our commitment to the growth and prosperity of the Transportation Industry through the continual reinvestment in our business as well as our longstanding memberships and involvement with the National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA), National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), the Missouri Trucking Association (MoTA), and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).


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Lou Helmsing


Mark Helmsing
Vice President


Craftsmen Industries, Inc. was started in 1982 by Joe Helmsing originally with 8 employees. From the earliest days in Downtown St. Louis the company sold and repaired trailers, truck equipment, and customized transportation vehicles. Over the past three decades, the company has grown to more than (300) employees at (3) location is St. Charles, MO offering a variety of additional products and services including custom painting, vehicle graphics, large format printing, exhibits and mobile display vehicles.


After 25 years of continued growth, Craftsmen spun off the transportation business creating Craftsmen Trailer, LLC. In 2006, Craftsmen Trailer moved into a New 32 Bay Facility on 34 acres on Highway 370 in St. Charles, MO dedicated to the company’s traditional semi-trailer operations. Craftsmen Trailer is a full-service trailer dealer that represents Utility, Reitnouer, East, Kentucky, Maxon, and Morgan and offers the following Services:


  • New & Used Trailers
  • New & Used Truck Bodies
  • Liftgates
  • Large Parts Inventory
  • Local Parts Delivery
  • Service on (2) Shifts
  • Mobile Service
  • Wreck Rebuilding
  • Painting
  • Load Transfer
  • Customer Parking
  • Drayage


In April of 2007, Craftsmen Trailer opened its second location via acquisition of Utility Trailers of Sikeston, Inc. Craftsmen Trailer’s second full service location is conveniently located at the intersection of I-55 and I-57 in Sikeston, MO.


Craftsmen Trailer also offers additional transportation services at their related businesses: Craftsmen Remanufacturing and Craftsmen On-Site Services. Craftsmen Remanufacturing rebuilds Transportation and Industrial equipment. Craftsmen On-Site Services offers garage management for fleets in the Transportation Industry.



Craftsmen Utility Trailer
3755 Mueller Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
Toll Free: 866-961-0500
Phone: 636-757-0500


Craftsmen Utility Trailer
127 Harlene Street
Sikeston, MO 63801
Toll Free: 888-382-5388
Phone: 573-471-7250


Craftsmen Utility Trailer
2607 Research Pkwy
Davenport, IA 52806
Toll Free: 844-706-6452
Phone: 563-388-7772

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