The year 1956 found us, Clarence and Sandra Bishop, expecting our first child. Sandra was working at the bank but wanted to be a stay at home “Mom” when their children came along. What could she do to bring in a little income for the family that would allow her to do this?
Calvin Brown, Sandra’s father, suggested they might start a pecan retail/mail order business. Clarence was already buying and selling pecans wholesale with his father and brothers. A small mail order business was purchased from a gentleman in Fairhope, consisting of 1 pecan cracker and 200 customers. Bishop and Brown or “B & B” Pecan Co., was born. In the beginning, all we sold were pecans in the shell or cracked and 2 lb. boxes of halves or pieces.
Over the last 65 years, the retail shop has grown to include over 100 pecan items for our customers to enjoy. The mail order business includes individual customers as well as large corporate clients. We have customers in all 50 states. No matter how big or small, we continue to ensure the quality of our products is second to none and our service is warm and friendly.
Our technology has grown from Sandra’s old upright Underwood manual typewriter to computers and websites.
Clarence celebrated his 91st birthday this year! He still enjoys sittin' on the porch waiting to tell stories to old friends and new. Sandra is still involved with the daily operations, keeping us, all moving forward! Doug is over the orchard ensuring that our great customers get the best pecans you can buy. Mona has decided after years of managing the store it was time to retire and spend time with grandkids. Doug's son Brett Bishop has now taken over the reins to ensure we can continue to deliver quality products to our customers all over the USA!
Y’all come by to see us when you can.