10 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough
Family business closing after 134 years
After more than 130 years in business in Downtown Quincy, Geo. Keller & Sons will be closing in July.
A company spokesman said the business had been experiencing a steady decline for years.
"It is sad to make the announcement of the company's closing after over 134 years," said Kris Keller. "The four generations of Keller’s and the many employees of the company have made a permanent mark in the history of Quincy. We would like to thank all of the customers and employees of the company who have made it possible for our family to be in business in the Quincy area for so many years."
George Keller opened the business in 1880 and has operated from Ninth and Maine since 1882. At its peak, it was a John Deere implement dealer along with sell seed and fertilizer for farms and gardens, including its trademark “K-Brand” seeds.
Keller’s four sons continued the business and Arthur, Jr. operated it until his death in 2007.
Keller employs 21 people.