Lee Mar Wholesale Pet Supplies started in the garage of Lee and Mary Jo Schultz in 1973. While a Marine at Camp Pendleton, Lee Schultz helped his wife, Mary Jo, deliver Angel fish to pet stores. Upon Lee’s retirement from the military, they worked together to distribute fish and a few pet supplies. Lee and Mary Jo sold their business in 1975 to Terry and Linda Boyd. Terry had moved to Southern California with Navy Supply Depot distribution expertise, a Stanford MBA, and a dream. As they developed new partnerships with several pet supplies manufacturers, Terry and Linda found the business growing rapidly. Within a short amount of time, they outgrew their facilities on the north side of Vista, CA, and moved to the current facility on Dogwood Way. Lee Mar Wholesale Pet Supplies was the first company in our region to purchase and utilize computers in pet supply distribution.
In 1997, Terry and Linda’s sons, Jeff and Mark joined the family business. Both boys grew up around the business and worked nights during high school and vacations during college. Upon graduation from college, Jeff went to work in sales at Xerox Corporation in San Diego, while Mark worked in operations at the Lyon Property Management Company. They were able to bring ideas and experiences from outside the pet industry that continue to transform Lee Mar Wholesale Pet Supplies.
Today, Lee Mar Wholesale Pet Supplies is the largest Independent Southern California distributor of full line pet supplies.
Lee Mar Wholesale Pet Supplies is located in Northern San Diego County in the Vista business Park. The campus consists of 2 adjacent buildings that have a combined footprint of 70,000 square feet. We have combined our many years of inventory management expertise with modern day technology, giving us the ability to double our existing business and stay within our existing space. Orders placed before 12:00 Noon Monday-Friday will ship from our fulfillment center that same day.
Lee Mar Pet Supplies recognizes the importance of our independent re-sellers in everything that we do. As a pet supply distributor our goal is to provide excellent customer service and competitive pricing to help you become #1 in your individual pet specialty markets.