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Dewey’s began as a service station garage in 1955. In 1958 when the only local tow truck driver was killed, Dewey was asked to take over the tow truck. At the time, he only planned on being in the towing business for 2 years. Over 50 years later the company is still going strong with the 3rd generation working and the 4th generation learning to someday be a part of the business as well. One employee always says that if there was work to be done Dewey was there. He never sent an employee out if he himself wasn’t already working. In 1968 Dewey’s expanded from an Illinois company to include a second location in Wisconsin. Dewey’s still operates to serve both Illinois and Wisconsin today.
Over the years Dewey’s has expanded time and time again. What started off as a one truck, one man show has become a large family business complete with 2 flatbeds, 1 light duty truck, 1 medium truck, 3 heavy duty trucks (including the latest 75 ton rotator), and air bags. Besides upgrading trucks to keep up with technology, Dewey always made sure that his drivers learned the latest techniques. Our employees range from 30+ years of experience to the rookies who are learning from our pros. In order to keep them on their toes, our drivers have been certified through The Towing and Recovery Association of America, Wreckmaster, or both. Our mechanics are also trained to keep up the technology of vehicle maintenance through ASE Certifications.
Dewey was concerned about the safety of not only his drivers, but also everyone in the towing business. In order to make a difference, he supported numerous committees including the chairman for the Wisconsin Towing Association of which Dewey’s is a charter member. Dewey worked with Wisconsin legislation to get the Move Over or Slow Down law in order to keep emergency response personnel safe on the sides of roads and highways. In 1994 Dewey was inducted into the Towing Hall of Fame in Chattanooga, TN in recognition of his constant efforts to improve the towing industry.
In 2007 Dewey passed away, but his legacy lives on not only at Dewey’s, but also in the towing industry. The business is still run the same way he started it in 1958 with the exception of technological improvements. On any given day you will find Dewey’s children, son-in-law, grandchildren, and beloved family employees working in all aspects of the business. You will also find Dewey’s great-grandchildren following in the footsteps of those who came before them.
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Address: 2212 Prairie Ave Beloit, WI 53511
Secondary Phone: 815-389-3032