Please join us in congratulating Schindewolf Express as they December Logan County Chamber Entrepreneur and Business of the Month.
Schindewolf Express was founded by Dan Schindewolf in 1991 with one truck hauling Less-Than-Truckload freight from his home in DeGraff, Ohio. Since then, Schindewolf Express has grown into a premier transporter of plastic resin by rail, van and bulk tankers across 25 states and to Canada.
Today, Schindewolf has their own warehouse, rail spur, tank wash, maintenance shop, two shuttle services, 40 trucks, 60 trailers and 60 employees between two locations in Quincy and DeGraff. Schindewolf Express chose to locate their business in DeGraff, because DeGraff provides the most ideal location for the business to access several automotive suppliers that they serve across the country.
"We are members of the Ohio Trucking Association, American Trucking Association and the National Tank Truck Carriers Association," said Small Business Owner, Suzie Schindewolf. "We have been honored with safety awards from the Great West Casualty for the last five years."
Mrs. Schindewolf is also a member of the Women's Business Entrepreneurs and has shattered the glass ceiling by serving as the first woman chairperson of the Ohio Trucking Association for two years.
Born and raised in Logan County, Dan and Suzie Shindewolf graduated from Riverside High School, where they were added in the Hall of Honor. Schindewolf Express has become a family company, with eight out 60 employees being family members.
"We have raised our children here and some of the grandchildren," said Mrs. Schindewolf. "We love the hometown feeling you get here. It is so nice to drive the roadways and wave at a passerby that you know."
The Schindewolfs also enjoy giving back to the community through an organization they started earlier this year called the Greater Riverside Area Community Encouragers (GRACE). Over ten different churches have banded together through the organization to provide "Pirate Power Pack" backpacks of food for underprivileged Riverside School students to eat over the weekend.
GRACE provides 59 Pirate Power Packs to Riverside students each week. GRACE is currently in the processes of becoming a non-profit organization and they were just awarded grants from Mary Rutan Hospital and the United Way of Logan County to help sustain the positive impact they are having on Southwestern Logan County.
Join the Chamber in congratulating Schindewolf Express on being selected as the Business of the Month!
Previous Business/Entrepreneurs of the Month
December: Schindewolf Express
October: COMSTOR Outdoor
September: Logan County Electric Cooperative
August: Sloan Insurance Center
July: Belser Accounting and Tax Service, Inc.
June: Dr. Robert Goble
May: Stolly Insurance Group
April: Grand Rental Station
March: EWH Spectrum
February: Belle Printing
January: Robinaugh EMS, LLC
December: Humble Construction Company
November: Yoder Concrete Construction
October: Thomas & Marker Construction Company
September: Wren's Florist & Greenhouse
August: Smith, Smith, Montgomery & Chamberlain
July: Bell Hankins Realty Group
June: D. William Boy, CPA
May: Gantz Chiropractic
April: Ohio Caverns
March: Homecoming Family Restaurant
February: Lee Surveying & Mapping Co.
January: Edward Jones
December: Fast Track Signs
November: Heiby Oil Company
October: Thompson, Dunlap & Heydinger, LTD
September: Precision Custom Products
August: Alan Galvez Insurance Group
July: Royer Realty LTD
June: Easton Water Solutions
May: High Point Home Health
April: Lowe's Home Improvement
March: Ashley Furniture HomeStore
February: Six Hundred Downtown
January: Maze Hearing and Balance LLC
December: Hill & Hamilton Insurance and Financial Services
November: Zimmerman Realty, Ltd
October: Me & Company Salon
September: Stephen's Fine Jewelry
August: Citizen Federal Savings & Loan Association
July: C and E Eyecare, LLC
June: National Salt Distributors
May: Neer Sand and Gravel
April: Costin Family Practice
March: Trey Daring & Dennis Sanford (Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Homes)
February: Shawn Keller, Phil Kinley (Buckeye State Bank)
January: Jim Hilliker (Wendy's)
December: The Duff Companies
November: Sims Brothers Recycling
October: Engelhaupt Embroidery
September: Donatos - Jim Snyder
August: Comfort Inn - Roy Smith
July: Ed Donnelly Ent. Inc.
June: A New Leaf Florist
May: Cherokee Hills Golf Course
April: Fissel Flooring
March: Marie's Candies
February: Cassano's Pizza & Subs
January: Bellefontaine Examiner
December: Mobile Instrument Service & Repair
November: Steve Austin's Auto Group
October: Whitmore House
September: KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken
August: V-Teck Communications, Inc.
July: The Strayer Co.
June: Lee's Comfort Shoes
May: Big Orange Shoe Shop
April: Global Organic Alliance, Inc.
March: Education Station
February: Acrux Investigation Agency, LTD/Surmount Solutions Group LTD
January: Thompson Electric
December: Marmom Valley Farm
November: Anderson Ford
October: Fire Safety Services, Inc.
September: Hess Lumber Company
August: Wish-Well Farms Produce
July: Holdren Brothers
June: Spend-A-Day Marina
May: Peterson Electric & Heating Inc.
April: Buckeye Spirit