George F. Brocke & Sons was started in 1942 by George F. Brocke senior in Kendrick, Idaho and initially provided processing facilities for green peas. George junior, Darrel and Eugene all assisted with developing the company and expanded the product line into lentil, rape and garbanzo beans. George junior worked in the office while Darrel and Eugene worked in the processing and maintenance areas.
The company was incorporated in the State of Idaho in 1959. George Jr. become company president while Darrel and Eugene were company directors. George junior’s wife Helen has been the company bookkeeper since 1959. George junior and Helen’s son, Dean Brocke, become company president in 1996 where he remains today. Currently, Dean’s son Bert Brocke (forth generation) is the company treasure, Darrel’s sons Jim and Mike Brocke (third generation) are a company director and secretary respectively and Eugene’s son Don (third generation) is the company vice president, all of which are an integral part of managing the company.
George F. Brocke & Sons, Inc. presently has three processing facilities in Kendrick and storage facilities in Kendrick, Southwick and Troy, Idaho. Peas, lentils, rape and garbanzo beans are presently shipped all over the United States and to nearly every continent in the world. The company recently sold their processing facility in Moscow, Idaho in the summer of 2006. This processing facility was originally purchased in 1986. All employees of the former Moscow Idaho Seed have been retained by the company. The company’s headquarters are located at 907 West Highway in Kendrick. The Company now employs 35 people. George F. Brocke & Sons, Inc. has always been a small family run company with an emphasis on providing consistent quality to its customers, both domestically and internationally. In 2008, George F. Brocke & Sons, Inc. was awarded Farm Service Agencies Small Business Contractor of the year for the entire United States by the USDA.