Starting from the bed of a truck, it takes a community’s outpouring love and support to grow a local business. Through the growing pains, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply partnered with YPP 30 years ago in a growth strategy that would expand to 14 locations across 2 counties. Together, the partnership has created numerous job opportunities and a stable work environment contributing to the low unemployment rate locally.
YPP offers our warmest thanks and gratitude to Mike Lemos of Lemos Feed & Pet Supply for being a YPP client for 30 years! And a hearty congratulations to Mike for over 40 years in business! YPP is proud to have provided HR Management for Lemos Feed & Pet Supply since October 2, 1989. At that time, Mike had 18 employees at 4 locations, and today has grown to 82 employees and 14 locations.
In 1972, Mike Lemos started delivering hay and other ranch products to his neighbors as Lemos Ranch, later renamed Lemos Feed & Pet Supply. Agreements back then were made with a handshake, and the business revolves around Mike’s old flat-bed truck. As the company has grown, Mike has instilled the traditional values that made Lemos a success so many years ago. Employees still carry every large bag of pet food to each customer’s car and the company conducts training each and every month to ensure employees know what products will work best for customers’ pets. Mike continues to manage the business and seeks out the latest and greatest products at trade shows throughout each year.
It takes a steady hand with a commitment to your people to not only survive but thrive for over 40 years. “We have had a wonderful 30-year partnership with Your People Professionals.” Mike states, “We cannot thank our community and YPP enough for the support we have received.”
YPP greatly values the trust that Mike has placed with our HR team over the years and we are very happy to celebrate our 30th anniversary with him! So much has changed in 40 years and we appreciate Mike trusting us for HR Management through it all.