SCHEELS HARDWARE THROUGH THE YEARS
Three acres of potatoes were the seed for the first Scheels store in 1902. Frederick A. Scheel, a German immigrant, used the $300 he earned from his first harvest of potatoes as a down payment on the first Scheels, a small hardware and general merchandise store in Sabin, MN.
Scheels Hardware entered the Fargo/Moorhead community in the early 1930s. In the years following WWII, the company expanded by opening hardware stores in a number of communities up and down the Red River Valley. The store located on Broadway in downtown Fargo remained the focal point for the company until the opening of a new store in south Fargo in 1970. “Southside Scheels” existed as a full-line hardware and sporting goods store until 1994, when the operation was split upon the opening of a stand-alone sporting goods store. Scheels Home & Hardware expanded to fill the existing South University Drive location and remained there until moving to its current location on 13th Avenue South in 2006.
Our current location is a 45,000 square foot store housing a unique collection of specialty shops under one roof. Fashion women’s apparel, home furnishings and décor, barbecue museum, and a café featuring housemade soups, sandwiches and drinks are but some of the unusual features which add a distinguished flavor to the broad selection of traditional products typically found in a hardware store. Far more than just hardware, Scheels is all about Home and Hardware... a destination to be experienced!
Merchandise selection has changed dramatically over the years. From farm supplies to camera equipment to major household appliances to motorcycles to home furnishings and women’s apparel, Scheels has always worked tirelessly to provide the highest quality products that our loyal customers desire. While the merchandise has changed over the years, the focus on personal service from friendly Scheels associates has not. Our success over 100+ years has come from this loyal base of customers served by dedicated associates.