Kyle grew up with farming in his blood. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather were all farmers. I'm sure it goes back farther than that, but these are the ones we know of that were involved in pecans. So, you see Kyle really is fourth generation nuts!!
We are located in Southeast Georgia. Reidsville is our home and the actual Durden Pecan Co. plant is in Metter. We live in Kyle's Great Grandfather's homeplace in the middle of a pecan orchard, no doubt!! We remodeled and added on to it in 1997.
Vidalia onions, green peanuts for boiling, sweet potatoes, corn, wheat, soybeans are just a few of the crops grown in our area. Beef, chicken and pork are also thriving industries here.
We started a very small mail order business back in October of 1992. I couldn't believe how much it cost to put a small classified ad in Southern Living Magazine!! And it amazed me more at the number of contacts we made through that one little ad!
Our business has grown steadily over the past fifteen years with very loyal customers. Once someone tries our nuts, they tend to stick with us because of the quality of our product. Many of our clients have become like family. Every October, November and December, I get to talk to them and catch up with what they have been doing through out the year.