The Stoppel Family of Rochester founded Rochester City Delivery in 1914 when Erwin Stoppel began making deliveries for area merchants using horses and wagons.
Two decades later, Roy Kothenbeutel saw that there was ample demand for this type of service throughout Rochester and the surrounding area and in 1936 started up his own retail delivery business. He competed with Rochester City Delivery for sixteen years until 1952 when he purchased it. Roy’s first decision as the new owner of Rochester City Delivery was to hire his son, Luverne (aka Codey). They operated it together for the next 10 years.
Codey purchased the business in 1962. Codey continued to own and operate Rochester City Delivery and has been instrumental in bringing the once-small package delivery company to its current size of 26 trucks and 42 employees.
Codey’s grandson’s Mickey Keefe and Kasey Keefe now operate RCD and have been with RCD for over 20 years.
Rochester City Delivery (or RCD, as they are often referred to) is truly a family organization.