Leland & Elaine Tinklenberg founded Tinklenberg Lumber (known as Tinklenberg Lumber & Concrete) in 1981. In 2003 Dar & Sue Van Essen purchased ownership of the business. A new business opportunity arose for Tinklenberg Lumber in March 2014. Gord’s Hardware Hank was owned by Gord & Judy Prins and located on Main Street in Edgerton. Gord had made the decision he was ready to retire and a deal was made between Dar, Dustin & Gord and sealed with a handshake.
Tinklenberg Lumber became Tinklenberg Lumber & Hardware of Edgerton, Inc. with the addition of a Hardware Hank Store. Construction began immediately and a building which connects to the existing Lumberyard was built. The new store opened its doors in November 2014.
Dustin & Joni Van Essen and their two children, Dawson & Dannika
Our Hardware Hank Store in Edgerton, MN
The new stores square footage has doubled in size from the old store on Main Street. A warm and cold storage is also an addition the old store did not have. The store was built with the hopes of even more expansion someday, it can be easily expanded to become even larger. In 2019, Dustin & Joni Van Essen became the new owners of Tinklenberg Lumber & Hardware of Edgerton, Inc.. With their purchase of the business, Tinklenberg Lumber & Hardware has now been a successful family owned business for three generations. With the help of their loyal customers and great employees, Dustin & Joni hope this business can someday be trusted to their children as well!