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Our Mission is to provide our patients with superior quality service and care. To create a work family that employees are proud and satisfied to be a part of. To be a trustworthy organization that providers refer to. To promote a financially healthy company to maintain stability and nurture growth.

5th

generation

Family-Owned 

since 1888

Albert Winkley
Albert Winkley

Founder - Inventor 1888 - 1892 Albert Winkley had a revolutionary idea when he invented the Slip Socket prosthesis. It changed the way artificial limb makers approached their craft and set a new standard of comfort for the times. In the early days, all parts were hand made by the shop workers. The joints, feet and leather parts were all made on site. We owned tree farms to grow willow trees that provided the raw material for limb fabrication.

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Lowell E. Jepson
Lowell E. Jepson

Founder & President 1892 - 1938 Lowell Jepson brought marketing expertise in 1888 in the age of pamphleteering and printed media. These were used for advertising to prospective patients and to contrast Winkley’s services with the competition.

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Gregory S. Gruman
Gregory S. Gruman

President 1983 - 2017 Office electronics were still developing when Greg took over the Company in 1985. Fax machines were introduced and several levels of computers were tried. Through the next three decades the computers evolved from tape and hard discs to floppy discs to the Cloud; hard wired to wireless and hand held.

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Albert Winkley
Albert Winkley

Founder - Inventor 1888 - 1892 Albert Winkley had a revolutionary idea when he invented the Slip Socket prosthesis. It changed the way artificial limb makers approached their craft and set a new standard of comfort for the times. In the early days, all parts were hand made by the shop workers. The joints, feet and leather parts were all made on site. We owned tree farms to grow willow trees that provided the raw material for limb fabrication.

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Winkley has earned a reputation for dependable, high quality prosthetics and orthotics.  As a fifth generation, family-owned company, we take pride in providing the most advanced care possible.

As leaders in our field we take this responsibility personally, and it shows in the competent, caring service we provide.  
 
Winkley is the largest privately owned orthotics and prosthetics manufacturer and provider in the area, with seven locations in the Twin Cities metro area and two in Wisconsin.

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what our patients are saying:

"I am a new BK amputee and I have been in awe over my experience at Winkley. Andy has spent time in educating me every step in this process, talking about options, and answering our many questions. I think he was almost as excited as I was for my first steps, which shows the quality and heart in your employees. Every other person thinks they are the most important client...but I am pretty sure I think it is me :), at least that is how I am treated. Thanks Andy and Winkley!"

—  Michelle H. via website testimonial