Customer needs, our continued endeavor
Here at Dahlgren's, things have been a very busy in '18. Business is up and as most of you've heard, we're planning to re-do the entire store. A new look in the front and a new layout inside. I just had my first meeting with the Do-it-Best people and quite frankly, it was a little sobering with the amount of change they want to do. So we are going forward, but I think, I'm getting kinda old for this!
Talking about old, the Dahlgren family settled here in 1918. My grandparents came over from Sweden in 1914, and they finally made it here in 1918, and went through the Spanish Flu epidemic. My 1-year-old dad and grandparents all got real sick. An old Swedish bachelor took care of our whole family and we still have his original Swedish bible. I can't read it, but they always venerated him. The family moved to Scappoose in 1919, on what is now Dahlgren Road. We've been here for 100 years!
The store has been open almost 60 years. Our customers' needs are a continuing endeavor here at Dahlgren's. We started out selling fuel, feed, and lumber. We even sold dynamite! Now, we've transitioned ourselves to a more a wide range of materials. We bring in new products and have access to 66,000 skus and different vendors that help us with things we normally wouldn't stock. If you have a special request, we know somebody who can handle that request-we are one of the largest co-ops in the US.
We are going into the chick business! We will actually have chicks here and we will be able to order 40 different types chicks for you. It's going to be fun.
Dahlgren's Do It Best
58351 Columbia River Hwy
St. Helens, OR 97051