Our Culture

The Power of Fastenal People

What's the "secret ingredient" that's enabled Fastenal to grow from a small-town fastener shop into one of the world's most dynamic and innovative companies? Most members of the Fastenal team would say the answer is our culture, including our deeply-rooted commitment to training, decentralized decision-making, and promotion from within.

Cultural Values

Our most successful employees live and work by the following cultural values.


By thinking big and outworking the competition, we add value for our customers, drive growth for our company, and create opportunities for ourselves.


We believe the best ideas come from the people closest to the customer or process. Looking for a company that listens to (and truly values) your ideas? We’re all ears.


Our decentralized culture wouldn’t be possible without personal integrity at every level of the company – people who don’t need complex rules and constant supervision to do the right thing.


We succeed by surrounding ourselves with talent, supporting those around us, and challenging each other to become better every day.