Proud History of over 125 years

History

About Norberg Paints: Over 125 years of Sioux Falls History

A lot of big things were happening in 1885: Grover Cleveland was inaugurated as the 22nd President, the Statue of Liberty arrived from France, Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn, and a stamp was just 2 cents. It’s also the year Norberg Paints began a four-generation business in Sioux Falls. And South Dakota wasn’t event a state, yet!

It all started when S. Albert came to America from Sweden in 1882. He and his brother Peter worked as painters in Sioux Falls, but the midst of a severe winter, set their sites on moving to California. Packed up and walking north on Philips Avenue to the train station, they met a contractor who offered them a large job and the chance to work all winter. They stayed and eventually bought out that same contractor. Norberg Brothers was started.

First store opens in 1885

First store opens in 1885

The first store was opened by Sven Albert and Peter Norberg in Sioux Falls on 8th Street between Phillips Avenue and Main Avenue.
Norberg's 2nd Store

Norberg's 2nd Store

Opened at 121 South Main Avenue. Pictured here are Paul, Dutch, and Peter Norberg.
4th Store in Sioux Falls

4th Store in Sioux Falls

Located at 228 South Main Avenue
Paul & Stanley Norberg

Paul & Stanley Norberg

father & son: 2nd & 3rd Generation

Archived photos of the Norberg Family

Norberg Paints video archive

1985 - Stuart, Jim, & Gene

1985 - Stuart, Jim, & Gene

4th Generation Norbergs at the helm
1987 - Jim & Stanely Norberg

1987 - Jim & Stanely Norberg

3rd & 4th Generation