In 1947, Leonard Lodermeier built a building in downtown Goodhue and started an auto repair service, body shop, and welding business.
In 1951, Edwin Lodermeier became a partner with Leonard. They purchased the Allis Chalmers farm machinery dealership rights from Cyrus Buck in Goodhue and began selling farm equipment. Shortly thereafter, two more brothers Norbert and Jerome Lodermeier joined the business.
In 1963, Butler Mfg. talked Leonard into building their first grain bin and thus began the grain bin, grain dryer, and Butler steel building business.
In 1964, a second location (the farm) was added 1 mile west outside of town to help manage the construction and farm equipment business growth as the company grew and needed room to expand.
In 1971, the first warehouse (#1) which was 40×72 was constructed at the farm to house additional farm & grain equipment. It included a loading dock off the back of the warehouse for hauling out grain bins. Later, 2 additional warehouses were added.
In 1983, Richard Lodermeier started buying shares from Len & Ed & eventually became the sole owner.
In 1987, Lodermeier’s added the wood frame buildings to complement their building business when the local lumber yard in town was purchased.
In the fall of 2016, Lodermeier’s started to erect a new Butler steel frame building 115′ by 175′ long & 27′ tall outside of Goodhue. The new building is used for retail, parts, & service work. The new Butler building consolidated the 1970 location by providing a new office, meeting rooms, showroom, display lot, parts, & a modern repair shop. There are now over 42,000 square feet of buildings that are being used for repair and storage. The original 1947 building built by Len & Ed was used for 70 years by Lodermeier’s with several additions onto it.
In 2017, Brent Lodermeier, Dustin Luhman, & Tyler Lodermeier have taken on the task of transitioning Richard & Roxanne into retirement. Brent graduated from Minnesota West with a degree in Plumbing in 2002. Brent started full time in 2006. Dustin Luhman finished his time in the service & came out of the Marines in 2003 to join full time. Tyler Lodermeier graduated at the University of Sioux Falls in 2008 with a bachelors degree in Business Administration & started full time.
Lodermeier’s have sold farm equipment nationwide and have completed construction projects in 7 different states. Lodermeier’s have been around for many years through the dedication & hard work of many great employees who have built the solid reputation of what Lodermeier’s stands for today.