A Note From Our President

Welcome to Buzz, a specialty meat and seafood purveyor in Charleston, WV.  It is my honor and privilege to be the third-generation in my family to own and operate this unique business along with my wife and partner, Angela.  Our company was originally started here in Charleston in the late 1930's by Mark Hill, who eventually sold the business to my father and grandfather in 1968.  

While our company is known to many for our famous local product, Buzz Buttered Steaks, for the last 40 years, we've focused more and more narrowly on our niche in the foodservice marketplace, as a producer of high-quality cut steaks, chops and grinds for operators of independent restaurants (i.e. not chains).  The work that we do in our USDA-inspected meat processing facility sets Buzz apart from our national competitors and includes sourcing the highest quality beef, lamb, pork, veal, all-natural poultry and fresh seafood in the world.  

The evolution of our business continues as we announce our expansion into livestock slaughter and value-added meat processing.  In 2019, we'll break ground on a new, state-of-the-art facility; a critical piece of agricultural infrastructure that has been much needed in Southern West Virginia.  The intention of this project is to fill a well-known gap in local meat markets by harvesting locally-raised livestock and enabling more producers, chefs and consumers to capitalize on the high quality beef, pork and lamb that is raised right here in our backyard.  Lots of exciting news to come on that front, so stay tuned.

I hope you'll find this web site to be a helpful description of our company and that it demonstrates ways that Buzz could be helpful to your restaurant, country club, hotel or other foodservice operation.  We have a terrific team of knowledgeable and helpful people, so I hope you'll consider calling us for a conversation about your business.  Until then, thanks for taking the time to learn more about Buzz.  Bon Appetit!


Dickinson Gould