MEET Ferril Maddox…

… the founder and inspiration behind MH Foods, Inc. 

Then at age 22, having served his country and with honorable discharge in hand, he became a partner in S&M Super Market…back in the days when you could buy 3 dozen Grade A Medium eggs for $1.00!  Except for the time Ferril served on active duty, he has never left the Food Industry.

Having learned much of the retail side of the food business, Ferril became employed by and spent many years advancing through the ranks at Lykes Meat Packing Company in the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s.  He became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1991 and served in that capacity until he left the company in 1997 to pursue the goal of owning his own business.

It all started in 1953 when Ferril, at age 14, landed his first job with a small grocer in Plant City, FL.  He worked hard after school and during summer breaks doing the things that a smart, young high school student who wanted to get ahead would do if they were lucky enough to have a job in a grocery store: stocking, sweeping, bagging, sweeping, taking out the garbage, sweeping, cleaning up on Isle 3, more sweeping…you get the idea!

In 1957, at the age of 17, Ferril graduated from High School and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served with the Military Police for a combined total of 4 years active duty and active Reserve. 

Shortly after Ferril left Lykes, he joined with a long-time acquaintance and began operating a small, specialized bacon slicing plant that specialized in the highest quality Danish pork belly slicing.  This venture was a successful first attempt at owning his own business and led to the development of MH Foods, Inc. in 1999.

Ferril doing what he does so well

Ferril, making things happen

Ferril, really making things happen

No matter if it is making kids happy or entertaining seniors, Ferril is there

To Contact Us, Call Ferril at (863) 370-3130.