A history of thinking outside the box, bag and tank.
This combination of front-office expertise and back-office efficiency has shaped Southeast Pet since it opened its doors as Southeast Aquatics in 1975. Two years later, founders Greg and Holly Judge saw an opportunity to expand beyond fish and invested in a small pet supply company.
Succeeding as a distributor to independent pet retailers requires independent thinking. This does not mean simply filling orders, but fueling retailer growth by understanding the difference between trends and fads and by offering an innovative mix of premium products and unsurpassed customer service.
Greg and Holly’s son, Ryan, joined the business in 2000. Together, the Judges have built Southeast Pet into one of the most respected pet supply and food distributors in the nation.
In 2015, the Judges sold 100% of the company to the employees as an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). This translates to a team that’s 100% committed to the company and to our customers.
Based in Georgia and Florida, Southeast Pet operates out of two distribution centers totaling over 210,000 square-feet of warehouse space. We service six southern states (AL, FL, GA, TN, NC, and SC) as well as parts of the Caribbean. Southeast Pet believes in bringing new products and fresh ideas that retailers need to stay competitive in this fast-changing industry.