Heart of America Group Celebrates 40 Years

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February 27, 2018
Heart of America, the parent company to Chamber members Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Thunder Bay Grille and The J Bar, is celebrating its 40 year anniversary. 

Starting with the Machine Shed Restaurant, a 100 seat restaurant in Davenport, Iowa in 1978, Heart of America Group has grown to include a portfolio of award-winning owned and operated restaurants, hotels and commercial developments. Heart of America is unique in having the ability to lead all aspects and phases of their projects, from start to finish under one company – from conceptualization to implementation, including design, construction and management.


Noteworthy brands developed and operated by Heart of America Group include the Machine Shed Restaurant, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, The Republic on Grand, Hotel Renovo, Wildwood Lodge, Thunder Bay Grille, and The J Bar. We pride ourselves in building long-lasting properties that bring value to the consumer and to the communities in which we build.


As Heart of America Group celebrates its 40th anniversary, development on new projects and concepts continues, visit our development website to learn about new projects in the works. The Machine Shed will be celebrating with special events each month to celebrate their 40th anniversary as well – visit their website, Facebook or Instagram page to learn more.

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