About Kum & Go

We are Kum & Go 

Over 60 years ago, Bill Krause & Tony Gentle established more than a convenience store. They created a welcoming hot spot where locals could get gas, groceries & connect with one another. Although times have certainly changed, a few things remain the same—our family’s commitment to the community. 

We’re givers. It’s who we are—giving 10% back to our communities since our doors first opened. We give back to our community & always seek to provide a refreshing moment of respite, wherever we can. Giving back reflects our values of respect & camaraderie, & our stance as part of the communities in which we stand.

A Fresh Perspective 

At Kum & Go, we’re rethinking the whole convenience experience. From a new menu full of variety & flavor, to making everything even more convenient with our &Rewards app. We bring a fresh attitude to the way we treat our customers—meeting you where you are and offering all the choices you deserve.  

Our Commitment to Our Communities

Sustainability

Sustainability has always been a part of the Kum & Go philosophy. We are a family-owned company dedicated to making days better for today and tomorrow. This longstanding legacy of family leadership, now in its fourth generation, provides a strong foundation as we focus on future generations.

Our sustainability framework is simple in concept but complex in practice. We strive to balance the triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit. Business decisions are based on how they will positively impact the people who live and work in the communities we serve, and the impact those decisions will have on our planet.

A Family of Businesses

Kum & Go is part of Krause Group, a family of businesses which also includes Krause+, Solar Transport, Des Moines Menace Soccer, Pro Iowa, Dalla Terra Ranch, Teamwork Ranch, Parma Calcio 1913, Casa di Langa, Vietti and Enrico Serafino.

Krause+

A positive change maker with reverence for the past and an eye to the future Krause+ is an engine of change for our communities. Developing and operating real estate in downtown Des Moines and the Piedmont region of Italy, Krause+ provides a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design, and the management of real estate. Krause+ capitalizes on a local community’s cultural energy, assets, inspiration, and potential.

Solar Transport

Energy is always on the move at Solar Transport, where their driver associates are among the most skilled, experienced and well trained in the industry. They take pride in transporting and delivering refined petroleum products like gasoline, diesel, ethanol and jet fuel to customers in a safe, timely and professional manner.

Des Moines Menace Soccer

Menace Soccer is committed to providing their passionate and loyal fanbase with fun, family-friendly entertainment – Iowa’s highest level of men’s and women’s soccer. And, through their youth programs, continues to spread the fun by serving thousands of families in the community.

Pro Iowa

One of three founding donors, Krause Group is excited to be involved in bringing Iowa its first professional soccer team and stadium to debut in 2024.

Dalla Terra Ranch

Located on 220 rolling acres north of Earlham, Iowa, Dalla Terra Ranch is home to Iowa’s only organically certified sheep ranch. Our flock enjoys a peaceful, uninterrupted lifestyle amongst lush pasture and shady trees. Our landscape includes over 90 beautiful acres of native prairie, oak savannah, and wetlands. This sustainably focused operation raises 100-percent grass fed/finished lamb.

Teamwork Ranch

This collection of Krause-family-owned farms in south-central Iowa explores opportunities for sustainability and achieving biodiversity. The non-contiguous farms aim to continue the Krause family’s passion for land and water conservation practices such as blending prairie and forest reserves, covering crops, and prairie buffer zones around streams.

Parma Calcio 1913

Italian Serie B Football Club based in Parma, Emilia-Romagna. Founded as Parma Football Club 1913 and controlling stake acquired by Krause Group in 2020.

Casa di Langa

Located in Piedmont among the Barolo, Barbaresco, and Alta Langa wine-making regions, Casa di Langa is a 39-room boutique luxury hotel that opened its doors in 2021. More than a hotel, but a sustainable experience where guests can connect with the extraordinary sights and tastes of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Vietti

Tracing its roots back to the 19th Century, the Vietti winery grew to become one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and one of the first Italian wineries to export its products to the United States market. The Vietti winery, today led by the family’s fifth generation, is based in the small medieval village of Castiglione Falletto, the heart of Piedmont’s famous “Langhe” wine region. Here, the Currado family carefully and patiently handcrafts lauded wines that are the result of a unique combination of sun and soil. The Krause Family purchased Vietti in 2016.

Enrico Serafino

In June of 2015, the Krause Family purchased Enrico Serafino, a historical winery based in Piedmont, Italy, which is engaged in the viticulture and vinification of still and sparkling wines, including Barolo, Barbaresco, and Alta Langa varietals.