From its beginning as a small downtown grocery store in 1932, Alewel’s Country Meats has grown into a fixture of the Warrensburg local community. A federally inspected meat processing and retail facility, the company was even awarded the 2017 Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce – Business of the Year.When Hugo Alewel started the business 85 years ago, he developed his sausage from old German recipes that had been passed down for years. Quality fresh meats and homemade specialty products along with exceptional customer service are the cornerstones of the company, and that flavor, quality, and care are what continues to be provided to customers today.
Randy Alewel, the third-generation CEO of Alewel’s Country Meats, joined the business in 1984 and has expanded the Warrensburg facility four times. The company has broadened over the decades to include wholesale, retail, private labeling, catering, drop shipment, as well as, beef, pork, lamb, and game processing.
In 1932, Hugo and Dick Alewel created what is today known as Alewel’s Country Meats. The business began in a small downtown grocery store in Concordia, Missouri. And in 1975, the family expanded with the facility in Warrensburg, Missouri. Roger Alewel, joined Hugo and Dick in the business in 1964 and remained in the business until 1983. Hugo passed away in 1977, but his wife, Esther, continued working until 1995 when she retired at the experienced age of 82. Randy Alewel became the third-generation owner of Alewel’s Country Meats when he joined the business in 1984 after completing his degree at the University of Missouri. He has expanded the Warrensburg facility four times with the most recent additions being a contemporary/rustic retail facility and a distribution center.