Jim retired in 1985, and Ron took over the company. He made the decision to purchase some property on Kiwanis Ave, and to build a new service facility. In 1986, Jim & Ron's moved into the new location. During that time, Jim & Ron's purchased the first flatbed truck in Sioux Falls. We expanded 2 times and added 2 more trucks to the fleet while at that location. It has now become our sales office for impound and repossessed vehicles that are for sale.
In 1996, Ron retired and his son Paul took over the company. As the company expanded, Jim & Ron's added an additional 2 trucks to the fleet.
In 2007, Jim & Ron's had outgrown its location once again. Jim & Ron's moved the towing and impound departments to its current location at 3424 W. Runge Pl., maintaining the Kiwanis location strictly for sales. We now have a 2.5-acre storage facility with a much larger office and service building, and have continued to add additional trucks to our fleet. Our fleet currently totals 11 trucks.
We still pride ourselves on being locally owned, now in our 2nd generation. We've been a family owned and operated company since 1963, and have been proudly serving the community for over 50 years.
Founded in 1963, Jim & Ron's Towing & Service has been serving Sioux Falls for many decades. Many things have changed over the years, but one thing has not: our dedication to serving our customers with the best service available.
Our friendly staff knows the Sioux Falls area well, so you can count on us anytime, anywhere for your towing and roadside assistance needs.
Thank you for all your continued support over the years, and for being one of our valued customers.
While towing is our expertise, we also provide battery jumpstarts, lock out service, and tire changes.
In 1963, Jim and Ron opened a Derby station on 41st Street. At that time, 41st Street was a gravel road and I-29 was still in the development stages. The field behind their gas station is now the Empire Mall. They had one wrecker, and took turns doing the towing.
Later, they moved to several different locations on W. 12th Street. During this time, they grew from 1 truck to 3 trucks. in the early 1980's, Jim & Ron's was the first towing company to purchase a wheel lift, which is now the standard on all tow trucks.