About Ries Driving School

Teaching Drivers Education For Generations!

Our History Timeline:

  • Spring 1962: Ray Ries completes secondary teachers’ Driver Education program at UWO. He is now qualified to teach Driver Ed at the high school level.
  • Summer 1962:Ray introduces Driver Education in Fond du Lac by teaching the first 19 students Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel at Goodrich High School.
  • 1967:Ray begins twenty years of full-time Driver Education instruction at Goodrich High.
  • 1968:Wisconsin passes law requiring students under 18 to take Driver Education.
  • 1969:Ray founds Ries Driving School, teaches Classroom part-time in basement at home. Fleet for Behind-the-Wheel instruction consists of one 1969 Ford Galaxy. Family members help run home-based business as they are able.
  • 1986:Ray’s son Joe becomes a licensed Driver Education instructor through UWO.
  • 1989:Joe Ries acquires Ries Driving School, offers full-time private Driver Education.
  • 1991:Ries Driving School moves to 339 South Main Street.
  • 1992:Joe hires first office manager.
  • 1994:Joe begins remodeling process at 339 South Main Street, expands service area to include Waupun and Campbellsport.
  • Present:Ries Driving School services communities in a 40-mile radius with Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel programs. Behind-the-Wheel fleet consists of eight cars.

Celebrating 50 Years of Business!

Celebrating 50 Years of Business!

Welcome New Communities!

Ries Driving School has recently expanded into the cities of Oshkosh, Omro & Winneconne.