J.F. Shelton Company was started in the early 1970’s as a division of the E.T. Horn Company in the northwest. However, in 1973 Jack Shelton bought the rights to E.T. Horn’s product lines and renamed the company J.F. Shelton Company.
In 1984, Mr. Shelton retired and the company was sold to long time employee, Dennis Hatfield, who was the majority shareholder for the next 10 years, until his retirement in February of 1995. Upon his retirement, Mr. Hatfield agreed to sell his remaining shares to minority shareholders Daniel Kiefel and Brad Campbell. Both Mr. Kiefel and Mr. Campbell have been long time employees of J.F. Shelton and have maintained their key sales responsibility in the Oregon and Washington regions.