Beyond dry bulk transport
John Pfister and his wife Carolina Kolbe established Pfister Farms in 1855 with a 110 acre family farm on County Highway T, in Charlestown, Wisconsin. John had emigrated from Bavaria, Germany in 1843 and moved to Charlestown in 1852. John Pfister’s son, Lawrence, and his wife, Victoria took over the farm until their son, Hilmer and his wife Eileen bought it in 1947. Under Hilmer and Eileen’s ownership they were able to more than double the farmable acreage. Donald and Lynn Pfister formed a partnership with Hilmer and Eileen in 1977; then in 1994, Donald and Lynn Pfister purchased the homestead. The first semi, truck #2 was purchased in 1994.
Now in the capable hands of Mike and Angie Pfister, Pfister Farms Trucking underwent a transformation and rebranding to continue to grow in the transportation world. Today, Pfister Bulk Transport is a rapidly growing hopper bottom and food-grade pneumatic tank bulk transport operation, servicing all 48 contiguous United States and Canada. With 60 new-model power units, 35 pneumatic trailers, and 38 hopper bottom trailers, Pfister Bulk Transport remains a family business with 5 generations of Pfisters working the land and contributing to the local community. The Pfister family farm celebrated their sesquicentennial (150 year) anniversary in 2005.