Scheels is an employee-owned, privately held business that owes its consistent success to its empowered associates, managers and partners who think and make decisions for their individual store and the entire company. Scheels prides itself on giving back to the local communities. In 2008, Scheels gave back more than 10% of its profits to local charities and local non-profit organizations.
is presently a 23-store operation located in nine states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Montana, Nebraska and Nevada. Frederick A. Scheel founded Scheels as a general merchandise and hardware store. Steve D. Scheel, the great grandson of Scheels’ founder, is Scheels’ CEO, and Steve M. Scheel, the great-great grandson of Scheels’ founder, is the president and oversees the daily operations of over 4,000 associates.