For the last 25 years, Paul and Rhonda Golliher have been selling everything from feed to tack to dog supplies at Pecos County Feed and Supply. The couple opened the business in 1995 after being offered the Purina dealership.
When they first started they sold livestock feed, tack, dog supplies and vaccines, but over the years they have expanded.
Paul used to work for Texas New Mexico Power and Rhonda worked at the Lynaugh Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Their children were in preschool and first grade when the store opened – so they grew up in the store.
Rhonda's dad owned a feed lot in the past and Paul used to show horses so they had a background in livestock before becoming first time business owners.
In 1997 the Golliher's started carrying boots and western wear for men and in 2000 they added storage units behind the store.
By 2007 they did a major renovation, making expanding the store by two-thirds.
They had the feed barn built and shortly after started offering boots and clothes for the whole family and western décor.
Soon after they started selling firearms and ammo.
Over the many changes, one thing that Rhonda is proud of is her employees and their longevity with the company.
Her manager Steve Lawler has been with them since day one.
“They stick with you,” said Rhonda.
Her employee Delilah Jaques has been with them for 12 years and Veronica Maltos for the last five years.
In 2015 along with their son Ty, they opened Crane County Feed and Supply where he is the owner and manager.
Their daughter Kayla is an audiologist in San Antonio.
Rhonda said that the reason they are able to continue expanding and growing inventory is because of their customers.
“We have the best customers in Fort Stockton,” said Rhonda. “We have the most honest and good people who come in here. We are really humbled and honored to have them in our store.”
The ranchers in the community are also a huge support she said.
Many of the customers say that they are a one stop shop.
They now sell oil field fire retardant clothing, yeti items, felt and straw hats, wrangler, infant clothes, cups, card, steel toe boots, lawn items and everything in between.
From February to May they sell baby chickens which she said is a fun time.
“Your customers become your family and friends,” said Rhonda.
Now running a business is a lot of work and Rhonda said they are constantly working.
“It's a lot harder than most people think,” she said.
Their longterm goal is to continue working and maybe throw some vacations in there.
“We will continue to work,work, work,” said Rhonda.
They are open from Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pecos County Feed & Supply is located 500 W. Hornbeck Blvd. and can be reached at (432) 336-6877.