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OUR MISSION

"Through our family of companies, we provide quality products, services, and experiences to meet our customers' unique needs.  Together, we provide an engaging work culture to inspire team members contributions and to create value in the communities we serve!"


Whether serving on a Board of Directors, swinging a hammer, or mentoring at-risk teenagers, our employees are involved in their communities. We are veterans, fundraisers, caretakers, and volunteers. We are Iowans.

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Each year, Storey Kenworthy donates directly to non-profit organizations in our communities.

In 2015, Storey Kenworthy brought together the philanthropic power of our customers, our vendors, and our employees to raise funds for Iowa-based non-profits.

Please visit our Community Engagement page to learn more about The Storey Kenworthy Community Foundation.


STOREY KENWORTHY IS IOWA'S LARGEST FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED OFFICE SUPPLY AND FURNISHINGS COMPANY.  

OUR VISION

WE ARE THE TRUSTED, STATEWIDE LEADER IN CREATING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS DRIVING ULTIMATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                

         

COMPANY HISTORY

1936 • September 1, Storey Kenworthy is founded by Arthur G. Kenworthy and Charles R. Storey.  They purchased McNamara Office Supply located at 317 Locust Street in Des Moines 

1949 • James A. Kenworthy, son of Arthur G. Kenworthy, joins the Company 

1950 • The Company purchases Minnis Grocery at 309 Locust and relocates to that location

1952 • William R. King, son-in-law of Arthur G. Kenworthy, joins the Company

1954 • Charles E. (Chuck) Storey and Ralph Storey join the Company

1974 • Ralph Storey dies

1975 • David Kenworthy, son of James A, Kenworthy, joins the Company

1980 • Chuck Storey leaves Storey Kenworthy

1983 • Gordon Cheeseman, son-in-law of William R. King, joins the Company

1989 • William R. King retires

1990 • John Kenworthy, son of James A. Kenworthy, joins the Company

1994 • James A. Kenworthy retires

1998 • Storey Kenworthy acquires Ames Stationers Inc. (ASI)

1998 • Glenn Oberlin becomes a shareholder

2003 • Storey Kenworthy splits off its Steelcase sales and marketing division and gives it the name of WorkSpace Inc. 

2003 • Storey Kenworthy establishes the Business Furniture Warehouse division 

2004 • Gordon Cheeseman leaves Storey Kenworthy

2008 • Nicole Kenworthy Boyington, daughter of David Kenworthy, joins the Company

2010 • Storey Kenworthy office is opened in Marshalltown, Iowa

2010 • Storey Kenworthy acquires Matt Parrott & Sons Company 

2014 • Ryan Boyington, son-in-law of David Kenworthy joins the Company

2017 • Storey Kenworthy office is opened in Cedar Falls

2017 • Storey Kenworthy acquires Monkeytown