In 1959, Founder Don Lamberti leased a store from his father on East 14th and Broadway in Des Moines, Iowa. After nine years of operating this old country store, which he remodeled into a convenience store, Don's gas supplier and friend Kurvin C. Fish, suggested that Don buy the Square Deal Oil Company.
Don followed his advice and purchased the service station with a three-bay garage in Boone, Iowa. Using the knowledge from his store in Des Moines, Don converted the gas station into a convenience store. The Boone store was named "Casey's" by using Kurvin C. Fish's initials.
The third store was built in another small community with a population of only 1,500 - Waukee, Iowa. This was the first Casey's built totally from scratch and proved to be the best store yet. At this point, Don realized he was on to something and decided to establish the stores in communities with a population of 5,000 or less.
Through the years, Casey's success has been attributed to our clean stores, restrooms, and the friendly employees who pride themselves in customer service. Casey's customers have come to know that inside each store they will find dedicated, helpful, and well-trained employees, exceptional prepared food items, and a clean environment in which to shop.
Corporate Stores: 1856
As of 10/2014
Founded in 1959
In 1959, Founder Don Lamberti leased a store from his father on East 14th and Broadway in Des Moines, Iowa. After nine years of operating this old country store, which he remodeled into a convenience store, Don's gas supplier and friend, Kurvin C. Fish, suggested that Don buy the Square Deal Oil Company.
They say home is where the heart is.
But what is home? To us, home is more than a roof over your head. It's the community we live in. It's family and friends and a familiar face. It's the memory of simpler times. Home is where we feel most comfortable and where we always feel welcome. It's where we belong and it makes us who we are.
The first Casey's opened in July 1968
The very first Casey's General Store was a converted three-bay garage that opened in Boone, Iowa in July of 1968. At the time, the population of Boone was around 12,468. The Casey's store carried a limited list of products—two kinds of gasoline, common grocery items and 10-cent cups of coffee.
In towns across America
There's a Casey's waiting for you with:
- A warm smile.
- Some good conversation.
- A hot cup of joe.
- A fresh donut.
- A hot and ready sandwich.
- A cold drink.
- A famous handmade pizza.
- Or whatever you need.
In 1985 famous homemade pizza is introduced.
In Waukee, Iowa, Casey's famous homemade pizza is introduced. And it quickly becomes a favorite in towns all over the Midwest. Now Casey's is the 5th largest pizza chain in the US, and people come from all over to experience Casey's famous pizza. Today, there are over 15 million pizzas made each year, and Casey's is the 10th largest convenience store chain.
Home is where there's a Casey's
- A community gathering place
- A mom-and-pop shop
- A gas station
- A pizza parlor
- A bakery
- A convenience store