Our Story

We've been around for almost 75 years & we don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon.
What's the key to our lasting success? Innovation & evolution paired with our lasting commitment to you, our valued customers.  

1918

The Stover & Company story begins long before we opened our doors in 1948. Grace Stotler & George E. Stover met & married in 1918 but even before they met, they both had baking in their blood.

1934

George & Grace Stover welcome home their first & only child, John "Chuck" Charles Stover.

1948

George E. Stover partners with a local businessman to open a wholesale bakery distribution center located in Braddock, PA. Stover & Andrews offers deliveries for local bakeries within 30 miles of the facility.

1952

After four successful years in business George decides to buy out his partner. The business officially becomes the Stover & Company that you know & love today. 

1954

While pursuing a Business Degree, Chuck Stover meets Joan Hoffman & the two wed in September. They settle in Plum Creek close to family while Chuck begins his career as the second generation at Stover & Company. 

1956

Chuck & Joan Stover welcome their first child, George O. Stover on January 1st, 1956. A few short years later the Stover family welcomes James "Jim" Stover then their baby girl Linda Stover

1968

After Martin Luther King Jr's assassination, protesters & arsonists began to set fires to businesses in Braddock. 

1969

Chuck Stover acted quickly & built a new warehouse in Cheswick, PA. Within three weeks of the move, arsonists set the former warehouse up in flames, not once, not twice but three times. 

1970s

Chuck's sons George & Jim Stover join the family business as the third generation starting in the warehouse to learn the business from the ground up. 

1980s

Both the business & the family continue to grow. George & his wife, Cathy, welcome two children George "Ryan" Stover & Krissy Stover. Linda Stover's husband Mike Mitchell joins the team in 1985 shortly before the birth of their children Chelsie & Grant

1990s

Stover & Company is now owned by the third generation of Stovers. 

2000's

The new millennium brings on new changes as George's children Ryan & Krissy officially join the Stover & Company team as the fourth generation.

2013

The fourth generation continues to grow as Chelsie's husband Nick Rivett begins to work at the Stover & Company warehouse.

2017

Led by Ryan Stover's desire for innovation, Stover & Company launches our ecommerce platform allowing customers from anywhere in the world to shop our products from the comfort of their own home. 

2020

Stover & Company restructures the business to allow the fourth generation to take the reins. Ryan Stover transtions into the role of CEO & President, Krissy (Stover) Hill becomes CAO & Vice President, and Nick Rivett becomes CFO & Vice President. 

2021

After 73 years in the industry, Stover & Company launches not one, but TWO of our very own exclusive brands: Stover's Sweet Shoppe & Eleven o'one

the future of stover & company

We're more excited than ever for what the future has in store. From developing & manufacturing our own products, to growing our distribution network, we don't plan to slow down any time soon!

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