Gear and Supplies for Outdoor Professionals

Gemplers serves the needs of all kinds of folks whose business is working outdoors. We specialize in outfitting crews of all sizes, including public works departments, college campuses, and golf courses. We've got durable workwear, tools, safety gear, and growing supplies from brands you know (and some you should). We respect your time by shipping almost every order the same day it's placed, and we've got real people in our Wisconsin headquarters to answer questions and keep you and your crews moving. Contact our sales team to put together a free quote or send them your list and get your order started today.

Our History

In 1939, Bill Gempler started selling tires to the folks around Monroe, WI. His friendly service help him grow the business for many decades. When the farm crisis hit in the early 80s, Gemplers started a small mail order catalog selling tire repair kits and tools to help the financially strapped farmers save some money and time. The service was very popular, and soon Gemplers was offering safety gear, gloves and supplies for farmers and other hardworking folks. By the 90s, Gempler's had a large catalog of products sold nationwide. Today, owner Carl Atwell carries on the legacy of Bill Gempler with friendly and knowledgable service in a family-owned, big box defying company you can trust.

Carl and Tracy Atwell

A note from our owner, Carl

Somebody brighter than me once said, “we are all just stewards.” Our role is to take our gifts and resources and do good with them. I feel very fortunate to help steward an 84-year-old company whose heritage is in helping hardworking folks. Our hope is we can make a difference in the lives of employees, customers, partners and the community. If you have thoughts on what we can do better or any feedback at all, please let me know.
Carl Atwell
Owner, President & Janitor


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The Gemplers Advantage

• Fast Shipping, because waiting stinks.

Our state-of-the-art distribution center ships most orders the same day they're placed.

• You're treated like a neighbor, not a number.

We’re a family-owned business on the grow, like most of our customers, so we treat you the way we’d want to be treated.

• You can talk to a real, live human.

Our knowledgeable team is here in the Midwest, the home of friendly service. They’re eager to answer a question or offer a recommendation.

• The Owner is also our Janitor, and you can reach him directly.

As a small company, we take your feedback to heart. We ask, listen and we quickly do something about it. In fact, you can email anytime, and get a prompt, personal response from the Janitor himself.

• Quality Products proven by pros.

If it’s from Gemplers, you can be sure we’ve tested it and asked our best customers to do the same. We’ve tracked down the best for you, so you know it’ll get the job done.

• The best brands you trust all in one place, plus some you’ll soon love.

Carhartt, Timberland, Columbia, Darn Tough, plus our own Gemplers and Sugar River brands. We’re always on the lookout for the most innovative new products, from companies you know and trust. If we are missing certain products, let us know! Send an email to our product team.

Think Big Box Stores Get Comments Like This?

"Just a short note to tell you of a fantastic experience I had while placing an order with Shea. I'm from Estacada, OR, the order I placed was small but she treated me as though I had placed the largest order of the day. Shea understands customer service, I appreciate her patience very much. So impressive!" – Dan Kaufman

"I placed an order with Gemplers this morning and I wanted to let you know that Heather and Nancy represent you VERY WELL! They were informative and went out of their way to help me. It was much appreciated, if I owned my own business I would hire them away from you." – Will Mitchell

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