Wesley, Iowa. Quality Life in the Heartland
Wesley, Iowa. Quality Life in the Heartland

 

Business of the Month:
FRIEDERS REPAIR


This Month I asked Darwin Frideres from Frideres to be “Business of the Month” I gave him a list of questions to answer as we all know how busy this man is. I am very grateful he was able to answer my questions and be a part of this feature!!

What made you decide to pursue this profession?
Love to see how things work

How long have you been in this carrier?
1992

Why own your own business rather than work for someone else?
To make more money

What is your favorite thing about working here?
The people, very supportive

Who do you consider your top competitor, and why?
Small towns, people leaving not staying and work out of town

Where do you think the company is headed in the next 5 years?
To maintain and to be electric car ready

Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
Phone, schedule, accounts payable/receivable, estimating, pricing, ordering parts

How do you market your business? How are people aware of your business?
Word of mouth, paper, radio and promo gifts

How do the economic environments impact your business?
Farming town/community Farming prices good we do good

How do the technological environments impact your business?
The cars are so advanced, more high tech tools time and money

Are you a main working employee or do you more or less supervise?
One employee

How long have they been with you?
10 Years

What is your management style?             
Relax, try to have fun and joke

What made you choose Wesley Iowa as your current location?
The building was ready to go as a shop from previous owners

Does your company help the community where it is located?
Yes, we are right off main street

Can you describe your customers?
Supportive, calm and understanding

Why do your customers select you over your competitors?
Price, we are honest and to support an in town shop

Have you ever turned down a client?
No

What are the biggest issues for running this business?
Getting the parts for the same day, no parts store

If something happens to you, what will happen to your business?
I would try to find a new owner

If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to stay small

Anything you would like to tell your customers?
THANK-YOU!!

Thank-you Darwin for being a part of our small town!

 

 

 
Businesses in Wesley and Surrounding Area
       
  Al’s Marine
Tom Loebig
2252 Ames Ave.
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4432
  American Legion Andrews Post #428
Mike Cruise
200 W. Main
P.O. Box 235
Wesley, IA 50483
       
  Audrey’s Beauty Salon
Audrey Larson
208 W. Main
P.O. Box 85
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4380
  Bob Becker Construction
John Rasmussen
101 E. Main
P.O. Box 248
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4373
Fax: 515-679-4011
wesljr@qwestoffice.net
       
  CEO Space
Joleen Frideres
PO Box 283
515-679-4219
  Daycare Providers in Wesley
Nikki Yokimishyn 679-4056
       
  Country Gardens
Jody Cink
2006 230th St
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4234
  Fridere’s Auto/Truck Repair
Darwin Frideres
100½ 3rd St S
P.O. Box 283
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4211
       
  Gold Eagle Cooperative
Lynn Ostendorf
106 W. Main
P.O. Box 8
Wesley, IA 50483
515-679-4272
Fax: 515-679-4116
www.goldeagle.coop.com
 

Hanson Studio
Bruce Hanson
107 W. Main &
2807 220th Avenue
Wesley, IA 50483
515-320-2884

       
  Hillside Golf & Dining, LLC
Don or Donna Kirsch

270 220th Street
Wesley, IA 50483
ddkirsch@hotmail.com
515-341-1217
Fax: 515-679-4007
  Iowa State Bank
Brenda J. Schutjer V.P.
108 W. Main
P.O. Box 218
Wesley, IA 50483
515-679-4533
Fax:515-679-4074
www.BankISB.com
       
  Jodi’s Salon
Jodi Grein
208 W. Main
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4368
  Johnny’s Rest. & Lounge
Jim Youngwirth
106 E Main
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4031
       
  Jumbo’s Liquor Store
Jim Youngwirth
110 E Main
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4031
  K & H Co-op Oil Co
Steve Schaller, mgr.
302 W. Main
P.O. Box 188
Wesley, IA 50483
515-679-4212
Fax: 515-679-4213
www.kandhcoop.com
       
  K & H Classic Stop 
Connie Dornbier, mgr
100 3rd St S
P.O. Box 188
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4124
  Central Financial Group
dba Klein Insurance Agency

Mark A. Klein
201 W. Main
P.O. Box 128
Wesley, IA 50483
515-679-4221
Fax:515-679-4222
kleininsurance@qwestoffice.net
www.centralfinancialgroup.com
       
  Krieps Construction
Ted Krieps
501 W. Main
P.O. Box 173
Wesley, IA 50483
515-320-0968
  Inspira Salon
Carla Skow
209 W Main
Wesley, IA 50483
515-679-4500
tetelestaipdinfull@gmail.com
       
  Knotty Pine Design
Wesley, IA
515- 341-4012
  Oakcrest Funeral Services
Brian Schaff or Victor Garry 305 West Main St
Wesley, IA 50483
Phone – 515-295-3731
info@oakcrestfuneralservices.com
www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com
       
  Reding Electric
Jerry Reding
303 2nd Street North
P.O. Box 185
Wesley, IA 50483
515-679-4529
jredel81@gmail.com
  Send Out Cards
Sending real cards from your own computer
Joleen Frideres, Independent Rep
679-4219
       
  St Joseph’s Catholic Church
Worship Times:
Saturday Night – 5pm
Sunday - 8am
Fr Steve Mcloud
403 East St S
P.O. Box 38
Wesley, IA 50483
515-679-4279
stjwesley@msn.com
  Steinman Insulation & Roofing, LLC
Craig Steinman
207 W Main
P.O. Box 146
Wesley, Ia 50483
515-679-4225
Fax – 515-679-4226
Cell # - 515-341-2456
Home – 515-395-3454
       
  USPS
Mandie Studer
105 W. Main
P.O. Box 9998
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4263
 

Wesley Car Wash
Rick Forburger
103 2nd St S
Mailing 305 2nd St N
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4464

       
  Wesley Comm. Center
LouAnn Neuroth
200 W Main
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4530
Rentals 679-4433
  Wesley Community Church
Jason Boomgarden
502 Read St
P.O. Box 265
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4460
       
  Wesley Medical Clinic
Hours:
Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 12pm
Thursday 8am – 12pm
Friday 8am – 12pm
Lacy Halsrud, ARNP
103 E Main
P.O. Box 254
Wesley, IA 50483
515-679-5050
Fax: 515-843-5051
  Wesley Public Library
Lany Mitchell
206 W. Main
P.O. Box 37
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4214
       
  Wesley Swimming Pool
201 3rd St S
P.O. Box 215
Wesley, IA 50483
679-4292
During Season 679-4086