Our Humble BeginningThe year was 1949. And in the historic Texas city of San Antonio, Rufus and Juanita Kiolbassa had a dream: to start a company that would produce the finest quality products available. They called their new Texas sausage company the Kiolbassa Provision Company. It wasn’t long before Kiolbassa smoked meats were being sold to independent grocers across San Antonio. Word of Kiolbassa’s incredibly bold taste and authentic quality quickly spread. Before long the brand had established itself as the best sausage brand, with a solid reputation for premium smoked sausage that extended far beyond San Antonio.
Building on TraditionThe real turning point for Kiolbassa Provision Company came when Robert Kiolbassa took the reins after the untimely loss of his father, Rufus. Robert had received some important advice from his dad: “Son, people will remember the quality of your product long after the price is forgotten.” Robert took these words to heart, and pledged to always honor his father’s commitment to quality. Kiolbassa continued the tradition of making premium sausage with only the finest meats, spices and natural ingredients, never relying on fillers of any kind. The company grew, and grew some more, even during some difficult years in the industry. But Robert never allowed the company to compromise the quality of their products.
In 1985, Robert’s sister, Sandra Kiolbassa, joined the company. In 1987, Robert’s son Michael climbed aboard as well. Michael took a cue from the vision of both his grandfather and father, and continued to innovate and grow Kiolbassa Provision Company. Under Michael’s watchful eye, the company has experienced tremendous growth, expanding distribution to 48 states, with plans to expand in the future.
A product as bold and hearty as Kiolbassa Smoked Meats deserves an equally honest and straight-forward guarantee – and it has one: “The best sausage you’ve ever eaten, or your money back – guaranteed.”