South Texas Poultry Supply named Main Street Business of the Month


For more than five decades, South Texas Poultry Supply has been an integral part of the Gonzales community, providing essential services to the poultry industry and beyond. Located at 822 Saint Paul St., this family-owned business has become synonymous with quality, reliability, and personalized service.

Lisa Kotzebue and family have been in the poultry house business for generations. In 2020, when the opportunity arose to take over South Texas Poultry, Lisa and her family saw it as a natural progression. With a deep-rooted connection to the community and a commitment to delivering top-notch products and customer service, they embraced the challenge wholeheartedly.

"We love the tight-knit community that this industry brings and that we know pretty much all of our customers personally. Which makes us happily feel like we are one big family," says Lisa Kotzebue. "It fits right in with our vision for providing quality equipment and service to our customers while having that ‘hometown’ feel."

Central to the success of South Texas Poultry is its dedicated team. Mike Lawler, the Vice President, is hailed as the right-hand man, ensuring smooth operations day in and day out. Bobby Manning, with 12 years at South Texas Poultry Supply, serves as the Manager, while Nancy Hernandez, a veteran of 13 years, holds the fort at the front counter. Their expertise and loyalty have facilitated a seamless transition in ownership, cementing their status as indispensable members of the South Texas Poultry family.

Located in Gonzales, known as one of the top three poultry producing counties in Texas, South Texas Poultry Supply offers a comprehensive range of products and services tailored to the needs of the poultry industry. From equipment and supplies to new house construction and retrofitting, they are authorized dealers for leading brands such as Big Dutchman, Roxell, and Val-Co, among others.

Beyond poultry, South Texas Poultry caters to a diverse clientele, servicing the agricultural sector and beyond. As Lisa Kotzebue notes, "We supply equipment for the agriculture and poultry industry. Everything from outside to inside the poultry houses, we have the parts for it." Their reach extends across Texas, with customers not just clients but friends, reflecting the strong bonds forged over decades of service.

The historic building housing South Texas Poultry, affectionately known as the "Scheske building," adds to the business's charm. With a colorful past that includes rooftop dances, it stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of community and commerce in Gonzales.

As South Texas Poultry Supply basks in the honor of being named "Business of the Month," they express gratitude to the community for their unwavering support. In a region renowned for its poultry and agriculture production, South Texas Poultry stands as a beacon of excellence, ready to meet the needs of customers old and new, with the same warmth and dedication that have defined them for over half a century.