The History of Stuart Tank
Stuart Tank Sales was established in 1958 by Marvin Gramley when he and his partner Stuart Johnson split Stuart Johnson & Co. of Lake Geneva, WI into two seperate companies. Stuart Johnson & Co. is still in business in Lake Geneva, WI servicing the dairy and food grade business. Stuart Tank Sales, Corp. and Marv Gramley focused on transportation equipment.
The Elkhorn location was constructed in 1961 with three (3) bays and a small office area. Business expanded rapidly and in 1965 Marvin “Budd” Humphrey joined the company as a Sales Representative, selling mostly farm pick-up tanks and sanitary milk transports. With continued growth, the facility underwent expansion in 1975 adding three bays and an office area. In 1975, Mike O'Donell joined Stuart Tank as a Sales Representative and was responsible for not only the sale of farm pick-up tanks and sanitary transport but also the new addition of petroleum, chemical and pneumatic trailers.
Stuart Tank continued its growth during the late 70's by expanding its parts sales department.. By 1981 more bays were added for service work plus a steam bay. In 1986 Marv Gramley retired and Mike O'Donell and Budd Humphrey became co-owners of Stuart Tank Sales.
Growth and expansion continued through the 1980’s and 1990’s with added product lines and an aggressive team to back it up. As a result, the Parts Department expanded into a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse. The service department expanded to include a bay for blower and pump mounting, repair and rebuilding.
In 2004, Mike O'Donell became the sole owner of Stuart Tank Sales. Today Stuart tank consists of 19 bays, 34 employees and the product line now includes dump trailers, flatbeds and grain trailers. Thanks to our newly updated website, customers are able to view our entire trailer inventory on-line. Soon to follow, customers will not only be able to view our parts catalog but also purchase parts on-line.
The Stuart Tank motto "It's The Service After The Sale That Counts" is and will continue to be our foundation for success. As we look to the future, our team will continue to bring together the quality and service that has made Stuart Tank successful for over 50 years. Stuart Tank Sales is committed to providing professional service while building long term partnerships with our customers.