At A Glance
600 17th St., Ste. 2210 S.
Denver, CO United States 80202-5422
Type of Grantmaker
Incorporated in 1937 in CO - Charles Boettcher came to territorial Wyoming and Colorado in 1869 from his native Prussia. He established a hardware business, serving the nearby farming communities and mining camps, started a cement company (formerly Ideal Basic Industries), and helped establish the sugar beet industry in Colorado (Great Western Sugar Company). In 1910, his son Claude founded an investment banking firm. Charles Boettcher II, Claude Boettcher's son, served as director of many of the family enterprises until his death in 1963