IRETON—Siouxland Outdoor Power in Ireton has new owners as of Jan. 2.
Hawarden brothers Daren and Brandon DeBoom purchased the business from Ireton brothers Scott and Greg Vreeman.
The DeBoom brothers hope to continue the success that Siouxland Outdoor Power has had for several years and think together they can form the perfect collaboration to do just that.
“Daren specializes in parts and service and I specialize in sales,” Brandon said.
Together, the DeBoom brothers have a combined 32 years of service working at Siouxland Outdoor Power, Daren having worked there 17 years and Brandon for 15 years. The knowledge they have retained, along with great communication between each other is what they think will continue business as usual for the Ireton business.
“We can both do each other's jobs if needed. Our relationship is more like best friends then brothers or even business partners,” Brandon said. “This makes our communication with each other both at work and off work really easy.”
The DeBooms are most passionate about customer satisfaction and said the business is incredibly competitive because of the several manufacturers and dealers in N’West Iowa. Yet, the DeBoom brothers try to stay as relaxed as possible with their management style.
“Nothing can really compare to working for yourself,” Brandon said. “It really is going to be business as usual in continuing the same great service that everyone has come to expect.”
Owning a business in Ireton is something that was an easy sell for the DeBoom brothers.
“Ireton is a very tight-knit community,” said Brandon. “The people are loyal and take pride in all the businesses in Ireton.”
Siouxland Outdoor Power specializes in the sales and service of John Deere, Country Clipper, ECHO, Honda, DR Power and Briggs and Stratton. They have a variety of products on display at 212 Main St. in Ireton. In fact, a remodel is being done to add more show space for the products they sell.
In 1953, the business was owned and operated by Bud Vreeman of Ireton. It first was a bottle propane delivery business under the name Siouxland Propane. Through the years the business expanded to bulk propane delivery and appliance sales. The Vreeman brothers joined the business and incorporated power equipment sales and services. The Vreeman brothers became owners of Siouxland Propane in 1993 and in 2012 they formed Siouxland Outdoor Power.
Greg and Scott Vreeman are confident in the DeBoom’s and hope the community and customers continue to support the Ireton business.
“The DeBoom boys have always been a strategic part of our business,” Scott said. “The community and customers need to support these boys, keep Main Street in Ireton vibrant.”
Scott said the DeBoom brothers have helped make Siouxland Outdoor Power what it is today and said business will be as usual.
“All Greg and I are doing is passing the torch to two of the best in the business,” Scott said. “We want to thank the several customers and the community and those that surround us for the support throughout the many years we owned the business. We are confident we are leaving it in good hands. ”