Steve, our owner, has been involved in this family business since 1970 when he joined his father, Marlo, at the original retail shop on Phillips Avenue in Downtown Sioux Falls.

He has been at the helm of the business for decades, navigating the changes presented in an ever-evolving industry with a quiet, people-centric manner. He enjoys seeing the innovations presented each year at market and being able to bring the latest and greatest in both lighting and appliances to Mahlander’s customers.

Steve is an avid reader and enjoys music, especially jazz. He and his wife, Judy, have been happily married for more than 50 years.