Vander Haag’s began as the South Side Junkyard, a scrap iron and metal business which supported the war effort, in Sanborn, Iowa in 1939. Under the vision of John C. Vander Haag Sr., Vander Haag’s is now a recognized leader in serving the trucking industry. Our primary focus has always been serving our customers. When your needs change, so do we! John Sr. saw the need to provide quality recycled salvaged parts in the later years of the war when new parts became more and more difficult to obtain.In 1955, John C. Vander Haag Jr. took over the business after 20 years of success in the automotive salvage industry. He continued to build on the customer-focused foundation instilled by his father. John C. moved the company headquarters to Spencer, Iowa to help foster better service in providing truck parts and repair services. His vision has been expanded under the current leadership of John M. Vander Haag which has enabled Vander Haag’s to become a recognized leader nationwide in the Used Truck Sales, Parts, Service, and Equipment Industry. Give us a call at or stop by today!
As a family owned and focused company, we recognize that the services we offer to our customers are a direct reflection of the abilities and values of our employees. We strive to maintain a well-balanced team that dedicates their time to continuing and expanding Vander Haag’s vision. Our stores are conveniently located in the heart of the country, making it easy for us to efficiently ship anywhere in the nation.
Vander Haag's strives to be a company that everyone associated with it might be proud of. Its goal is to provide a better life for its employees, their families and the communities they live in. Interested in joining our team? View our current openings and apply for a job today! Vander Haag's core values include:
Absolute honesty is of the utmost importance in all interactions with customers and coworkers.
Important duties & responsibilities are entrusted to company employees who are depended upon to do their job faithfully.
A job half done is not done at all. Each piece of work deserves the best possible effort of the person handling it.
Mistakes often result in very serious consequences. Care & mental alertness will reduce errors.
A spirit of goodwill and readiness to go the extra mile are essential.
Punctuality promotes the smooth even flow of work. Business-like planning of work & prompt discharge of every duty is most desirable.
Staunch support of the company’s interest, policies and principles is expected of every employee, both on & off the job.