In 1938, Ed Wellendorf started Coast-to-Coast in Audubon and relocated to the current store location in 1966. Mark Speidel purchased the store and officially started the company as Audubon Hardware, Inc. in 1990. By 1994, Robert and Carol Hauptmann and two of their children, Kairee and Cassee, moved to Audubon. They purchased the Coast-to-Coast from Mark Speidel. Over the next few years, the Hauptmann family added cell phones and framing to the services provided by the store.