Coleman Farm Supply, Inc. opened September 1982 in a 50-year-old, 2-room school house across the road from our current location. Judy and Benny Coleman, owners, managed the store. At the time, fencing (barbed wire, fiddle fence, and fence posts) were our primary business. We also sold feed for livestock, later adding pet food and gates.
Five years later in 1987, we moved across Highway 101 where we built another building, remaining there until 1992. In 1997, we added a warehouse to that building, giving us more retail space, adding tack, boots, and western wear. In 2001, we built a new retail store at the same location, our current storefront, transitioning the old building into a warehouse.
Skipping ahead to 2013, we started manufacturing gates, and round bale feeders. In 2017, we built a 4,000 sq. foot building to support our in-house gate manufacturing.
The store is managed by our son-in-law, Tucker Burnette with the assistance of two other full-time employees and some part-time help. Judy and Benny Coleman also pitch in to help!
The picture above is Coleman Farm Supply, Inc. original store. It was a two-room schoolhouse and it’s almost 100 years old.