A Brief History of Our Company

Ron and Madaline Keller purchased Farm & City Supply from Jack and Larry Weaver in 1978. The Weavers had been running the hardware store in Falls City, NE for more than 16 years before they sold it to the Kellers. In 1982, the Kellers partnered with Ace Hardware to provide reliable service, advice, and products to help customers get their projects done right.

Mr. and Mrs. Keller initially ran our company at its original location at 1423 Stone St. In 1994, the Kellers decided to relocate to our current location, which is on the north edge of town. Eventually, their two sons joined the business: Bart in 1991 and Brett in 1994.

After Ron's passing in 2003, our company continued to thrive. Due to our success, we have added a warehouse to our operation. We are now in our 39th year of business and look forward to continuing our growth and expansion.

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Staff Information

We have a full-time staff of 10, many of whom are long-term employees who have been part of our company for many years. In addition, we have a part-time staff of four. We also have one full-time mechanic who does small engine repairs on our Stihl, Ariens, and Gravely products.

Each of our team members is dedicated to addressing the needs of our customers, making sure that all of our clients find what they need to finish their project.

We pride ourselves on our service, which is the primary reason why locals have come to trust our business. From first-time visitors to long-time patrons, our number one priority is to ensure that our clients leave our store 100% satisfied with their purchase.

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A Long History of Community Involvement

Our family has always believed in giving back to our neighborhood, which has supported our business throughout the decades. Whether it is providing monetary aid or volunteering time for local events, we do our best to do our part in the community. Some of the initiatives we are a part of include:

  • Community Med Center (New Building Project)
  • Sacred Heart Schools (Activity Center Building Project)
  • 4-H
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA)
  • Falls City Jaycees (Summer Recreation Program)
  • Fire Stompers
  • Youth Education
  • Youth Soccer
  • Falls City EDGE – Champion Investor
  • All Local Booster Clubs
  • Shrine Circus
  • Local Civic Groups
  • Itha T. Krumme Memorial Arboretum
  • Friends of the Library
  • And Other Local Charities

We are humbled to have been honored in many ways. Ron and Madaline Keller received the Community Builders Award in 2003. Additionally, Bart Keller received the Distinguished Service Award in 2007, Falls City EDGE Investor of the Year Award in 2012, and the F&M Bank Community Spirit Award in 2016.