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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

Today, Kum & Go is still a family-owned operation run by Kyle J. Krause, son and grandson of the original founders. We employ 5,000+ associates in more than 400 stores across 11 states throughout the Midwest. 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 do whatever else a good neighbor would. Because that’s how we think of ourselves: we’re neighbors in our communities, and investing in them makes better places and better people. And better people make a better Kum & Go.

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Krause Gateway Center

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Krause Gateway Center
Our New Headquarters

Soon Des Moines Store Support Center associates will be able to enjoy our new downtown headquarters and all it has to offer. The five-story headquarters, designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, will feature 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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  • Good Neighbors & Great Causes
  • Krause Gateway Center

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A Family of Businesses

Kum & Go is part of Krause Holdings, 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.

Learn more about Krause Holdings.

  • Kum & Go
  • Solar Transport
  • Des Moines Menace
  • Enrico Serafino Fondata Nel 1878
  • Vietti

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