Oliver Pecan was started by Gordon Lee and Clydene Oliver in 1970 after they purchased a pecan orchard. They had two cane poles and two buckets, along with heart, determination and a vision to provide for their family. “Oliver Pecan started with 400-something-odd pecan trees,” says Shawn Oliver, Owner of Oliver Pecan, “But we have since grown through the years to where we now harvest around 30,000 trees across the state of Texas, and we have three buying stations in San Saba, San Angelo and Belmont.”
The family owned and operated pecan company is based fittingly in San Saba, Texas – the pecan capital of the world, and when customers stop by Oliver Pecan, they’re likely to see three generations of Oliver’s working side-by-side.
Oliver Pecan sells a variety of pecan-based treats, including roasted & flavored pecans, chocolate-covered pecans, pecan brittle, pecan butters, and more recently, pecan oil. The company had the long-standing goal of getting to zero waste by using every part of their pecans, and expanding to include pecan oil has helped them reach that goal. “In 2022, our cold pressed, 100% natural, extra virgin Pecan Oil was named a New Product Nut Oil winner by the Specialty Food Association,” says Shawn.
Customers can find their products in two brick-and-mortar locations year-round, at two brick-and-mortar locations seasonally, and on their web store (powered by Commerce V3). Oliver Pecan also has a large wholesale division and private labels for other companies. “With regard to revenue, it’s fairly evenly distributed between our online and offline sales methods,” Shawn notes.
Looking to the future, Oliver Pecan hopes to expand their number of brick-and-mortar locations and continue to see their web store sales grow.