Wrede and Sons

The Wrede family poses in front of their sign on Sixth Street in Monticello. Wrede and Sons is composed of Bob, father, and sons Bob Jr., Kenny, Rickey “Skip” and Ted. 


Some businesses get started in the basement, while others might start in the garage. Wrede and Sons of Monticello got their start on a farm located on Diamond Point Road, two miles east of Monticello. 

“I was raised on a farm,” said 83-year-old Bob Wrede. “In 1957, I went to work for a contractor here. I started as a laborer and went into heavy equipment. I was in a bad wreck and couldn’t stand the winters to work. I would come back here in the summers and work for contractors.“

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