In the late 1800's, a company named Holden Milling & Elevator opened in Holden, Missouri. They purchased wheat, and milled it into flour. In 1955, a member of the Heiman family purchased the elevator business. Since 1975, Jerome and Sue Heiman have continued the family-owned business. They expanded from just milling flour to making bagged livestock feed and custom livestock feed mixes. In 1981 a True Value hardware store was acquired, and the company became the True Value Hardware & Farm Supply Store. Diane and Mark Klossen, daughter and son-in-law of the Heiman family, joined the business in 1985. Seeing a need in Holden, the Heiman's expanded again by adding a full-service lumber yard to the company holdings.
Today, the Heiman family continues operations in the same location, with 3 generations working side by side. The company currently provides the community with 19 full time jobs and 3 part-time jobs. We're still located 1 block East of Holden's downtown business district on a generous 10 acre plot of land. The feed mill is still in full operation, and offers custom feed formulas, bulk feed deliveries and bagged feeds. We offer our proprietary brand of livestock feed. Some of the products in that line are the Heiman's Calf and Cattle Finisher, Heiman's Creep Feed, Heiman's Hog Grower/Finisher, All Stock feed, Heiman Horse Rations, and our own Heiman's Wild Bird feed mix. We also stock an extensive inventory of the famous old stand-by line of Purina feeds.
Our continued growth over the years has culminated in our present-day 10,000 square foot store. We have literally everything for the do-it-yourself consumer and homeowner, and for contractors. We have a full line of paint and sundries, offering a color matching system, hand and power tools, plumbing, electrical needs, hardware, clothing and footwear, and lawn and garden needs. Heiman's also carries pet food and supplies, animal health products, gates and fencing of many types, a complete inventory of farm supplies, and housewares.
In addition to our excellent True Value hardware store and the Heiman's feed store, we also operate a full-service lumber yard. We offer a full selection of quality lumber and building materials at competitive prices. If you need something, we probably have it.