221 3rd Street   Covington, Indiana 47932     Phone (765) -793-3282      

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ABOUT US

In 1937 our business opened across from the Court House on the south west corner in Covington, Indiana as
Grubb Implement Store, Incorporated
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Which is still our legal name. See 2010 Original Store photo right Top, and  1936 Pic Left.

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Grubb Implement Store, Incorporated was founded by King Edward (K.E.) Grubb almost three-quarters of a century ago.
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See original press release
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               (See Newspaper Advertisement)

K. E. Grubb operated as General Manager from the original building and showroom until his death  in 1943.  See Original Obituary

In 1949 we remodeled the front of the original building (left column).

In 2003 we built our new building and showroom (top left) just south of our original corner store which now houses our Grubb Kubota Racing shop.

IN 1953  K. E. Grubb's son,  Edward (Ed) Grubb became General manger of the company and continues working  today as CEO.

In 2005 Edward Grubb's son Duane Grubb joined the company and continues today as Vice President & General Manager


Ed Grubb Repairs a Unit at our north side shop

Our Original Building-Winter 1936

K. E. Grubb's wife Cleo &  son Ed   1948

New Front on old store C1949

Sister Pat, Ed Grubb, Sister Clare 1999


Our Original Showroom


Our Current Showroom


Grubb Kubota Racing Carts Department in our Old building


One of our original Minneapolis-Moline tractors in our restored equipment collection.

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Saturday, Feb. 27, 1937
OPEN FARM MACHINERY STORE

Ed Grubb will open his new farm machinery store in Covington on Saturday, Feb. 27. He is dealer for the famous Minneapolis-Moline tractors and farm machinery and on the opening day will show a picture "Aces of Action." Free tickets will be given to farmers and a free lunch will be served on that day.

He is located in the garage building on the southwest corner of the square and is handling a complete line of farm equipment.

Farmers of this vicinity are cordially invited to attend his opening and inspect his line and also see the interesting picture which will be presented that day.

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Obituary:
                                                   K.E.Grubb of Covington Dies

Covington, Dec. 10, 1943 - King Edward Grubb, 41 years old, Covington business man, died Thursday afternoon of peritonitis at the Lakeview hospital, Danville, IL.

A native of Fountain county, Mr. Grubb was born Nov. 15, 1902 in Troy township, the son of Granville and Mary Maiden Grubb. He was married Nov. 21, 1923 to Cleo French, who survives. Also surviving are: three children, Patricia, student nurse at Lakeview hospital; Clara Marie, a junior in the Covington High School; and Edward, age 10, the father, step-mother, two sisters, Mrs. Roxie Hardy and Mrs. Reatha Powell, both of Covington, and five brothers, Theodore, William and Granville, Jr., all of Covington, and James and Charles of Veedersburg.

Mr. Grubb was a member of the Covington Methodist Church, Knights of Pythias lodge, Conservation Club and Boosters' Club. His business affiliation was with the Grubb Implement Store, of which he was manager.

Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Covington Methodist church, with the Rev. George Beatty and the Rev. J. S. White officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope cemetery. Preceding the rites, friends may pay their respects at the late residence.

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