SIDNEY -- The G.L. Huyett company has come a long way, in Sidney and from its beginning.

The March 2 grand opening of the new offices included drinks and appetizers by Sam & Louie's Pizza and tours of the renovated office space.

G.L. Huyett moved to Sidney in 2019 in its development of its c-commerce program. 

"I elected to go into e-commerce. I was doing some recruiting online and I talked to a gentleman who asked if I was coming to the job fair, and I said 'what job fair are you talking about?'" Tim O'Keeffe, CEO of G.L. Huyett said.

He said he met the most beautiful people in Sidney and decided to move the e-commerce to Sidney. That was in 2019. Since then, the staff of the G.L. Huyett Tech Center has outgrown the small building and has taken over the former offices of the Nebraska Oil & Gas Commission in Sidney. With acquiring the building, G.L. Huyett put their own signature on it with updated office space and design of art and function.  

G.L.Huyett was founded in 1899 by Guy Lamson Huyett, a German immigrant, who purchased the old Globe department store in Minneapolis, Kan.  He incorporated the business in 1906. 

In 1930, Huyett sold the company to Henry Hahn with six customer accounts. During the ownership of the Hahn family, the G.L. Huyett company expanded product lines and in the 1980s hired its first full-time employee to help with warehousing.

The company was purchased in 1992 by Tim and Carol O’Keeffe. Tim O'Keeffe.