Dan and I would like to welcome you to our family with the start of this blog. We are always striving to give our consumers important information and sometimes fun information. We have our website and Facebook, but we are now adding the blog. I am not an official blogger at all, but I will do my best to keep you informed and entertained. We have been in business for 31 years now and have many interesting stories and tidbits to share with you like, Dan running up a down escalator. I will share the whole story with you later. At one point I was visiting with a customer and they said, “you and Dan must have so many interesting stories with people who you have met over the years”. It was then that it dawned on me that we did and I had not written down any of them. Time is going by so quickly and my hope is to get those stories with all the interesting people we have met written down. I plan on sharing some of those with all of you. If you have been a customer of ours and have a fun story to share, please e-mail it to me. I also will try to share stories of things that you as a consumer need to know. We hope you will join us on this journey by following our blog.
The business was started in 1985 by Duane and Dan Overweg in Kimball, SD. This father, son partnership was built on the philosophy that if you do a great job and care about your customers they will return to your business. They started their business as Overweg Repair and Radiator because at that time they did a lot of radiator work, but like everything times change. Duane and Dan worked together for many years, growing a well known repair business. Radiator work became a thing of the past, so they changed their name to Overweg Repair, LLC. In 2000, they purchased a building near the interstate on the south side of Kimball, adding on a two bay shop area to the existing building. In 2004 the old building was torn down and a new two story office, parts storage area was added, along with another section of shop. They were able to have seven bays for automotive and one bay for large trucks. Duane retired in January of 2009. After Duane’s retirement, Dan’s wife, Corinne joined the business. In 2012 another addition was added on the northwest side of the shop, primarily for truck repair and tire storage. The business had grown quickly and provided many services to the community. Dan and Corinne also believe in giving back to the community not only through donations, but also by volunteering their time. They have been involved with the chamber of commerce, the Kimball Project, city wide cleanup, plus the development of a new medical building and park on main street. As a true family business, they also have two sons working along side of them at the shop. The business is still changing, constantly adding new services and products, so that we can better serve our customers.