History

  • 1976

    Hank’s Specialties started in 1976 when Hank Grachek and his two sons began selling floor covering supplies out of a 20 by 40 ft. rental garage. Two years later, Hank’s business moved to a 4,700 sq. ft. warehouse in New Brighton, Minn. In the years that followed, Hank’s Specialties opened three new locations and continued to acquire superior product lines thanks to long-term, experienced employees, a commitment to superior customer service, competitive pricing, and most importantly, loyal customers like you.
  • 1990

    The 1990s saw a decade of tremendous growth. Hank’s not only expanded further into Minnesota with branches opening in Rochester and St. Cloud, but also in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska with new locations appearing in Fargo, Eau Claire, Des Moines and Omaha respectively. This expansion gave Hank’s a strong presence in the Midwest, for both their customers and suppliers.
  • 2003

    In 2003, Hank’s moved the New Brighton facility to a 110,000 square foot distribution center just blocks away from the old site.
    The Rochester and Plymouth locations received upgrades and new branches opened in Cedar Falls, IA; Cedar Rapids, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; Duluth, MN; Rapid City, SD; Bismarck, ND and Lincoln, NE.
  • 2015

    Today, Hank’s sons, Randy and Bruce, own the business and continue to incorporate the same tradition of a quality product at a great value sold by knowledgeable staff that launched the business almost 40 years ago. Hank’s has now established its footprint in the Midwest with 16 locations in Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

Hank’s Specialties is a family-owned-and-operated wholesaler of high-quality flooring products serving the Upper Midwest with 17 locations.

We have the largest supply of flooring products in the region, and our experienced and knowledgeable employees continue to offer all the latest advances in the industry. Our highly trained sales staff and architectural specialists will work together to assist you with any project—large or small—from start to finish.

We offer in-house delivery across the entire Midwest with our own fleet of delivery trucks and pride ourselves on our ability to control scheduling to ensure that your product arrives on time.