Ted and Mary Stronks came to Ashton in 1952. Ted was a lab technician at Ashton Memorial and Mary worked as a beautician at the Ashton Beauty Shop. After Dr. Krueger was killed in a plane crash and the hospital closed, Ted and Mary purchased the Ashton Building Center from Merrill Evans. Ted changed the name to Stronks & Sons, carrying on his great grandfather’s history of Stronks Lumber in Baldwin, Wisconsin. Ted ran the lumberyard and his son Teddy worked along side his dad learning the business for 20 years. In 1998, Teddy and Delena purchased Stronks & Sons from his parents so his dad, Ted could retire. Mary continued enjoying her ladies and doing their hair.
Stronks & Sons has grown from offering your general lumber and hardware needs to now offering all of that plus appliances, propane, and Fed-Ex. They concentrate highly on customer service and being competitive in the building industry!
Now with the third generation learning the business, Stronks & Sons has transitioned from paper and pencil to computers and technology. Jeff Stronks offers appliance repairs, and Billy Stronks keeps Stronks & Sons up to date with his computer and business skills.
It’s been a long journey, yet a labor of love as anyone knows who has owned their own business. Over the past 36 years, Stronks & Sons has employed many young and old helping others gain self-esteem and learn the value of hard work. Teddy and Delena wish to express their love and gratitude to this community for their friendship and support over the years!
They’re located at 316 Main Street. You can call them at 652-7725 and check out their Facebook page or their website at www.stronks.doitbest.com