"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.
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.
STOREY KENWORTHY IS IOWA LARGEST FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED OFFICE SUPPLY AND FURNISHINGS COMPANY.
WE ARE THE TRUSTED, STATEWIDE LEADER IN CREATING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS DRIVING ULTIMATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES.
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