In company founder Trey Sower's words...
How Did We Get Started?
How does one with a teaching and geology background end up an oyster farmer one might ask?
When we started our family we decided my wife (also Tech graduate and science teacher) would stay in the classroom and I was going to be a stay-at-home dad/business owner. At first it was home building, and I loved it. Unfortunately, the markets were not in my favor. So I wondered what I could I do that would allow me to stay at home with my sons - we now have two. I also wanted to do something that would be good for the environment and pay the electric bill. Oyster farming was a natural fit.
At first we were very small, but now we are growing and producing 70,000-to-100,000 world-class oyster a year. And now we are adding tours to our repertoire.
Why We're Different
I began oyster farming to do something beneficial for the environment and be able to spend time with my sons. So far so good. Please continue to enjoy our oysters, then come down and take a fun-filled trip on the Piankatank.