Johnston’s was established in 1937 by Mr. Carmen Johnston in Chilliwack, BC. In the beginning, Johnston Packers offered custom slaughtering services and employed only one full-time and one part-time employee. Over seventy-five years later, Johnston’s is still in Chilliwack offering custom slaughtering services, but now employs and supports over 120 families in the Fraser Valley.
Johnston’s remains a family-owned business today. Don Ball, Mr. Johnston’s nephew, worked for his Uncle Carmen and purchased the business from Carmen Johnston’s daughter. In 1968, Mr. Ball purchased Henry’s Meat Market on Promontory and relocated Johnston’s up to the new location where it remains to this day.
In the last few years, the meat industry has changed drastically. Johnston’s and our producers are ready to enter the new era and tackle the increasing challenges with a refreshed image and a focus on what we do best – quality products, old-fashioned service and high value.
In the past, word-of-mouth of Johnston’s quality has grown our customer base and business. Now, we will be telling our story: Johnston’s is the source for quality products from BC producers. We want Johnston’s to be a household name here in British Columbia and be associated with quality products for another seventy plus years.
Johnston’s success over the years has been a result of consistent core values. We take care in ensuring our employees, producers and animals are treated fairly before our quality pork products make it to BC families’ tables. Providing quality products, value and exceptional service to our customers is important to us and we are privileged to give back to the community that we live, work and play in.