Kipp Brothers is celebrating a birthday! February 2018 marks the 138th year of business. What started as a store for toys, musical instruments, sporting goods & more has evolved into a novelty and party supply destination in the heart of Indiana. In honor of this exciting time, we decided to look back at Kipp’s history over the past 138 years and highlight the significant dates. These are the moments in history that have allowed Kipp Brothers to become what it is today:
1880 – Kipp Brothers was founded in Indianapolis by Albrecht and Robert Kipp as a wholesaler of novelty items. The company was small, operating mainly in the Midwest and with fewer than 30 employees.
1893 – The business incorporated as Kipp Bros. Company with the intention to manufacture and sell wholesale items. The goal was to manufacture and purchase original products and sell them for personal use and to other retailers for commercial use.
1920 – With the passing of Albrecht Kipp Sr., his son took over the business allowing for a second generation of Kipp to control the company.
1939 – The Kipp family passed the company to new hands, leaving behind a legacy distinguished by high quality, unique products.
2011 – Present owner Todd Green purchased Kipp Brothers and moved it to its new home in Greenfield, IN. The new building housed a 250,000 square ft. warehouse filled with fun and unique items, as well as a retail store where customers can browse all of the items featured in the catalog and on the web.
2018 – Kipp Brothers celebrates 138 years of success, continuing to provide wholesale toys and novelties to the nation. Every birthday is a celebration of another successful year, and the hopes of many more to come. Kipp Brothers has remained in the business of fun each and every year, and looks to bring that fun to others, on birthdays and other special occasions. Plan your next birthday party with these handpicked items that will bring your celebration to the next level and usher in many more years of fun.
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