About Us

About Us


Country Store and Richards Enterprises is a family owned and operated company that was founded in 1977 by Kent and Sandi Richards when they purchased a full service station in Irwin, Iowa.  The service stations was made up of 2 service bays that provided auto mechanics. They also sold fuel, and basic gas station items like cigarettes, ice beer, and soda.  In 1981, one of the service bays was converted into their first convenience store, Irwin Country Store. A couple years later, Country Store Pizza as well as other deli items, such as sandwiches and salads was introduced.  In 1999, Kent and Sandi's son, Bret, and daughter-in-law, Jill, joined the business and lead the further expansion of the Country Stores.
 
Currently, there are 10 Country Stores located throughout rural western Iowa.  Besides normal convenience store items such as beer, soda, and snacks, we also offer Iowa Wines in all 10 stores. Our wine selection includes, Santa Maria, Tassel Ridge, and Danish Countryside Vines and Wines.  The majority of our stores have ATMs and Entertainment Movie Rentals as well.
 
Our mission at the Country Store is to profitably provide quality goods and great service to our rural customers.  Our business has been built on customer service. We strive for each customer to have a positive and friendly experience when at a Country Store.  We pride ourselves in having a high employee retention rate, cumulatively our Managers have approximately 60 years experience at the Country Store!!
 
Stop in one of our locations today!! You will sure to be greeted with a smile and a "crow",  I mean "hello"!!!