Our Company

Family Owned & Operated since 1922

How C. Roy’s Began

From a small shop in downtown Yale to a commercial facility serving Southeastern Michigan

From a small shop in downtown Yale to a commercial facility serving southeastern Michigan.

It all began in 1924, Morris Knapp and Burt Evans opened their butcher shop in Yale, MI. Morris Knapp was Cecil Roy’s uncle.

In 1936, Cecil Roy (the C in C.Roy’s) went to work for Evans and Knapp, as both Morris and Burt had other jobs and needed help in the shop. Morris’s wife, Pearl was instrumental in the business at that point, running all of the day to day operations.

In 1944, Cecil Roy bought out the Knapp stake in the business. Burt Evans continued to work at the business. He sold his shares to Mac Evans. In the early 1960’s Bob Roy, Cecil; s oldest son came into the business

In 1965, was the dawn of a new era in the USDA. Rules and regulations spurred a plan to build a brand new facility which would be up to Michigan quality of standards. Building regulations couldn’t be addressed in the downtown location. So after more than 40 years in the same location, it was time to expand.

In 1968, Mack Evans retired and Cecil’s sons Dennis and Dick purchased the Evans shares forming a partnership with their father and older brother Bob. The business then became known as C Roy and Sons.

In 1969, the plans were finalized for the new building which would be south of town. Building a commenced that year, placing C Roy and Sons the first business in the Yale Industrial park. By 1975, the new facility was open for business.

In 1992, Dick, Cecil’s youngest son, took over the business entirely with his wife, Nancy.

Family traditions

Family Owned & Operated

C. Roy Inc. Is a family owned and operated meat packing company that  has been providing professional processing and butchering services since 1922. The company was originally known as C. Roy & Sons, as Cecil Roy and his three sons owned and operated the business. Today Dick & Nancy Roy, along with their daughter Jen Roy, own and operate the business now known as C. Roy, Inc.


Photos from the last 90 years

Our Sources

We source from the following farms:

Rick Hill (Lamb)

Black Oak (Pork)

Elmer Slaughbaugh (Organic Beef)

Cowhy Farms (Grass Fed Beef)

Stimpson Farm (Grass Fed Beef)

Hill Farm (Grass Fed Beef)

Murray Farm (Grass Fed Beef)

Fischer Farm (Grass Fed Beef)

Ziehm Greenhouse & Produce