Timeline

Timeline
2018
September 6

2018 – St. Louis

Additional Acres

Craftsmen adds 7 additional acres at Mueller Road for growth.

2017
July 5

2017 – Davenport

2017 – Davenport

Craftsmen builds a new 25,000 square foot facility on 14 acres in Davenport, IA. The new facility includes 12 service bays, a parts showroom, a parts warehouse, a meeting room, and sales and admin offices.

May 19

2017 – All Locations

STL Parts Dept

Craftsmen opened retail parts shops at each location as well as adding additional warehouse space.

January 10

2017 – All Locations

Craftsmen Logo_No Backgroun

Craftsmen rebrands as Craftsmen Utility Trailer to reflect our dealership status and relationship with Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company.

2016
December 30

2016 – All Locations

Craftsmen Cares Foundation

Craftsmen employees form their own Non-Profit 501©3 Foundation called Craftsmen Cares to continue the company’s goal of helping under-privileged kids and families in need in the communities we serve.

December 2

2016 – St. Louis

Employee Center

Craftsmen unveils its new Employee Center that includes Miss Penny’s Café, a large Meeting and Break room, and a workout facility.

2015
February 12

2015 – Davenport

2015 – Davenport

Craftsmen acquires an existing Utility Dealership with 5 service bays along with administrative, parts, and sales offices located on 3 acres in Davenport, IA.

2014
September 10

2014 – Sikeston

2014 – Sikeston

Craftsmen adds a 3-acre Sales/Drop lot with great highway visibility.

2012
May 17

2012 – Sikeston

Sikeston Service Dept

Craftsmen adds 4 additional service bays, for a total of 8 bays, to meet the increasing customer demand.

2007
November 14

2007 – Sikeston

2007 – Sikeston

Craftsmen acquires an existing Utility Dealership with 4 service bays along with administrative, parts, and sales offices located on 9 acres just off a ½ mile West of Interstate 55 and Interstate 57 on Highway 60 in Sikeston, MO.

2006
October 11

2006 – St. Louis

Front View Logo Sign

Craftsmen Industries spins off their fast-growing trailer division as an independent company. The birth of Craftsmen, LLC creates the need to build a 3rd St. Charles facility. The new 80,000 square foot facility on 34 acres is located just down the street on Mueller Road. Sons, Lou Helmsing and Mark Helmsing take over the reins of Craftsmen.

2000
June 15

2000 – St. Louis

Craftsmen Industries Building

Due to continued growth and increased customer demand, Craftsmen Industries opened a 2nd St. Charles facility. The new facility located on Elm Point Industrial Drive is 127,000 square feet on 20 acres.

1996
August 7

1996 – St. Louis

Utility Partnership

Craftsmen Industries partners with Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company.

1994
December 29

1994 – St. Louis

West Clay

Craftsmen Industries moves to a new location on West Clay in St. Charles, MO.

December 13

1994 – St. Louis

Dolly Front

Craftsmen Industries creates a remanufacturing process for trailers, dollies and can flatteners.

1982
December 21

1982 – St. Louis

1st Location

Founders, Joe & Penny Helmsing, start Craftsmen Industries, Inc. with 8 employees on Howard Street in St. Louis, MO. “Craftsmen” was named after the eight original highly skilled mechanics!