Our CompanyFamily Owned & Operated since 1922
How C. Roy’s Began
From a small shop in downtown Yale to a commercial facility serving Southeastern Michigan
It all began in 1922: Morris Knapp & Mack Evans opened their butcher shop in Yale, Michigan. Mack Evans was Cecil Roy’s Uncle.
In 1936 Cecil Roy (C. Roy) went to work for Knapp & Evans, as both of them 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. Mack Evans continued to work at the business. Evans & Roy was formed.
1965 was the dawn of a new era in USDA regulation, spurring a plan to build a brand new facility. Michigan quality standards far exceeded federal standards at the time, but building regulations couldn’t be addressed in the downtown location. After more than 40 years in an ever-growing business, it was time to expand.
In 1968/69, Mack Evans retired and Cecil’s sons Dick and Bob purchased the Evans shares, forming a partnership with their father which was called C. Roy & Sons Meat Processing.
In 1969, the plans were finalized for the new build which would be south of town. Building commenced that year, placing them as the first business in the Yale Industrial Park. By 1970, the new facility was open for business.
When it came time for Cecil to retire, the sons took over. The business that we know today, C.Roy Incorporated, was created.
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.
FROM THE VAULT
Photos from the last 90 years
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