Beaver Valley Supply Co., Inc. was originally known as Beaver Valley Feed and Seed Co. The company was started in the early 1940’s by Joseph F. Vap from Atwood, Kansas. It was initially a feed and seed business serving the local area. Joseph’s son Melvin Vap and Frank Chvatal began working for the company in 1949 while attending high school. In 1952 Melvin and Frank began working full-time for Beaver Valley Feed and Seed Co. In 1956 the company began actively distributing farm equipment to a dealer network. Frank and Melvin worked at developing the dealer network, making the sales calls, and delivering the products to the dealers.
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The company continued to grow and was incorporated January 5, 1970, under its present name Beaver Valley Supply Co., Inc. In 1971 Frank Chvatal and Melvin Vap purchased the company from Joseph Vap. In 1974 the business was moved from its original location to its present location east of Atwood on Highway 36. The expansion of the facilities enhanced the growth of the company in the years following the move from downtown Atwood.
Following the sudden death of his partner Melvin Vap in 1983, Frank and Theresa Chvatal purchased Melvin’s interest and became the sole owners of the business. The company continued to expand its operations and dealer network in the trade areas authorized by it’s manufacturers and suppliers.
Frank and Theresa’s children became involved in the business full-time in 1986 when son Scott joined the business. Mike joined the business in 1989 and daughter Karen in 1992. They have become an integral part of the business and have contributed greatly to its continued success. Frank’s son Mitch also became involved in the business in 1989 in Denver, Colorado. Mitch presently manages a separate Beaver Valley Supply Co., Inc. distributorship located in Denver.
Beaver Valley has continued to grow and expand its distributorship network in the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Idaho. The company operates its own freight line to service to over 1,000 dealers from warehouses located in Denver, Colorado; Clinton, Oklahoma; and Atwood, Kansas.
We are an independent, family owned and operated business, with the essential core values needed to ensure these same opportunities for our next generations. We value rural life and are committed to keeping our rural community vital. Our goal is to continue to service our customers with integrity, honesty, and pride. We would like to thank all of our dealers for their continued support. We value all our business partners and the relationships that we have built over the years and we look forward to continuing this journey with you.