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In 1959, William A. Krause and Tony S. Gentle created a convenience store concept where people could buy gas & groceries. But more than that, they pioneered a belief system. Whether it’s keeping the store sparkling clean, treating every customer like a friend, or donating our time and money to great causes, we strive to make every day just a little bit better and brighter for all.

Kum & Go Today

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Kum & Go Today

Kum & Go is still a family-owned operation run by Kyle J. Krause, son and grandson of the original founders. We employ around 5,000 associates in 400 stores across 11 states. We pride ourselves on not being a “typical” convenience retailer.  Sure, we provide the products and services that you’d expect to find… lots of drinks and snacks, fresh food to satisfy the cravings of our on-the-go customers, and a selection of quality fuel products. Yet what truly sets us apart from our competitors is our people.

Good Neighbors
& Great Causes

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Good Neighbors & Great Causes

Kum & Go is proud to donate 10% of our profits to good causes in our communities. We donate food, serve meals, build houses, support schools, and more. Because that's how we think of ourselves: we're good neighbors in our communities, and investing in them makes a better world for us all.

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Krause Gateway Center

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Krause Gateway Center

The five-story headquarters, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, features wall-to-wall expanses of glass to allow natural light into the building and inspiring views out onto the nearby Pappajohn Sculpture Park and skyline of Downtown Des Moines.

Innovative features include:

  • Collaborative work environments
  • An outdoor meeting space
  • A rooftop garden
  • Dedicated space for training
  • Multipurpose room for all company gatherings & events
  • A fitness room and adjoining locker room
  • A game room
  • Extensive art collection throughout
  • Underground parking
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A Family of Businesses

Kum & Go is part of Krause Group, a family of businesses which also includes Solar Transport, the Des Moines Menace soccer team, and Italian wineries Vietti and Enrico Serafino, in addition to real estate and agriculture operations. Cross-company career moves and opportunities are available for associates looking to broaden their horizons and diversify their career paths.

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