In 1906, George Schwickert believed that quality products and service at a reasonable price were the foundation of a sound business. Today, two generations later, Schwickert’s is a leading Midwest facility systems contractor providing design, construction, preventive maintenance, repair and disaster response services. The Schwickert family still leads the company, employing the most talented, committed people in the industry.

1906 – Schwickert Hardware established in Waterville, MN

1914 – Heating sales & service added

1915 – Business moved to Mankato, MN; sheetmetal fabrication added (rainwater gutter, downspouts)

1916 – Roofing becomes part of service offerings

1920 – Expansion of major appliance sales and service

1947 – Leas George Schwickert joins business; second generation of Schwickert family

1960 – Mechanical piping services added

1977-1980 – Third generation of Schwickert family joins business

1983 – Expansion into Rochester, MN (roofing & sheetmetal)

1995 – Greater Mankato Business Hall of Fame winner

1997 – Company joins NRCA Alliance for Progress

2000 – Founding member of TectaAmerica Corporation

2004 – Corporate headquarters expanded by 12,000 square feet

2005 – New branch acquired in Tampa, FL

2006 – Schwickert’s celebrates 100 years in business

2007 – Acquisitions and market expansion

2011 – Brand evolves to Schwickert’s Tecta America