About Us

In 2016, Merchants Distribution Service and MDS Records Management expanded its 135-plus year old history of logistics and storage services to include fine art and collectible storage with the creation of The Dickinson Vaults.


Three generations of the Dickinson family own and manage the Merchants Distribution companies - it truly is our family caring for your precious investments. As Polk County's 16th oldest company, we have deep roots in  Central Iowa, and a reputation as master professionals in our industry.


You can trust The Dickinson Vaults with your fine art and collectibles, because we're built from the solid foundation established in 1984 by MDS Records Management: state-of-the-art secure facilities, high security, climate control, trained professional staff, web-based management software, and more.


A solid value proposition

Ask our clients. The Dickinson Vaults gives you great value for the price: personal attention, responsive service, exceptional security, and trustworthy protection of your fine art and collectibles.




Fine Art and Collectibles Secure Storage in Des Moines