Don’s Custom Meats was opened in Feburary 1991, by Don and Kathy Pontones. Don began butchering when he was young. He butchered beef, hogs, and lambs in Kathy’s (wife) family basement. What once began as a hobby for Don and Kathy’s immediate families soon grew into a side-job for a handful of family friends. After years of butchering at night in the basement of Kathy’s family home, Kathy’s mom finally convinced Don to start his own small business. It wasn’t long after opening the small butcher shop part-time that Don and Kathy decided to operate the business full-time.
In 1994, Don and Kathy became a fully state-inspected meat processing plant. After being certified by the state, business took off. Don’s Custom Meats became such a growing success that Don and Kathy were forced to make building additions five different times from 1990 to 2017.
Don and Kathy now offer new products in their retail shop, with help from their son, Donny, and daughters, Kara and Kelly. The newest and biggest seller for Don’s is their Hot-Cheese Trail Bologna, created by Donny Jr., and also their new beef jerky flavor, Spicy BBQ, implemented with the help of their daughter, Kelly.
Don’s Custom Meats in located in Waynesburg, OH. Come and Check us out!