Craig Cooper has earned a reputation as a well-respected businessman and entrepreneur dedicated to an Iowa-Kind of customer service. Born and raised in Newton, Iowa, Cooper grew up learning small-town values and the necessity to help those around him. When Cooper turned 14, he got a job at Marty's Schwinn Cyclery, where he learned the bicycle business the old-fashioned way from his mentor Marty Doane. Cooper then earned his undergraduate degree in business from Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he opened and operated Marty's second shop while in school. Eventually, Craig moved to Grinnell, where he and his family decided to plant their roots. In 1992 Cooper opened Bikes To You, his own bicycle retail and repair shop that he has owned and operated for over 30 years. Along the way here in Grinnell, Craig opened Cooper Construction, his own contracting company, and a real estate management company that maintains rental units and properties.