Dollar General Corporate Office AddressDollar General Corporation
100 Mission Ridge
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Contact Dollar GeneralPhone Number: (615) 855-4000
Fax Number: (615) 386-9936
Email: Email Dollar General
ExecutivesCEO: Todd Vasos
CFO: John W. Garratt
COO: Jeff Owen
Dollar General History
Dollar General was founded in 1939 by Cal Turner. The first store was located in Scottsville, KY and was called J.L. Turner and Sons. The first store actually called Dollar General was opened in 1955 with the idea that all items in the store would be $1 or less. The idea took off quickly and all J.L. Turner stores were changed to Dollar General’s. The chain reached 29 stores by 1959.
J.L. Turner died in 1964 and Dollar General went public in 1968. In 1977, Cal Turner, Jr. took over as president of the company, making him the third generation to run the company. Cal ran Dollar General until 2002.
In 2007, Dollar General was acquired by private equity firms and taken private. 2 years later, in 2009, the company was made public via IPO.
In 2014, the company was fined $52,000 by OSHA for health and safety violations in a Brooklyn store.
In mid 2015, CEO Rick Dreiling announced his retirement and was replaced by COO Todd Vasos.
In 2016, the company has over 12,500 stores in 43 US states. The Dollar General corporate office is located in Goodlettsville, TN.