Business is booming here in LaGrange and Troup County. So many brand new businesses are making their way to the streets of La-Grange and have truly transformed it into the premier city for business and growth in the state of Georgia. Along with celebrating new business, another incredible sight to see is the growth of local businesses that were born here and continue to expand. That is exactly what happened this past Friday morning, September 22nd when Kimble’s Food by Design opened the doors to their newly renovated facility at 100 Webster Street with a Chamber ribbon cutting.
From humble beginnings in 1985 in a cellar, Kimble’s has become the premier food service company for all of West Georgia, south of Fulton County and the stretch of the I85 corridor. They service the Metro Atlanta area, Columbus, La-Grange, Auburn, and other areas in Alabama. For over 30 years they have provided the best in catering, special events, vending, cafeteria services, serving food in several surrounding jail facilities, and have been involved in many community outreach programs. Kimble’s is a company that gives back and is dedicated to the LaGrange and Troup County community. There outreach could be clearly seen at that mornings ribbon cutting as a massive crowd showed up for the event and luncheon.
The new facility welcomed in many guests that morning. Their facility on Webster Street was completely gutted and redesigned from the inside out. Now several beautiful pictures of mid fifties LaGrange surrounding the walls. There were several guest speakers that morning including Mayor Jim Thornton, Representative Randy Nix, Senator Matt Brass, Owner and Operator Kimble Carter, and Sheriff James Woodruff who gave the blessing. They all shared words of congratulations to Kimble before he himself took the stage and shared his moving and powerful thank yous and stories with the crowd. Of course afterwards, many piled in under the tent outside for a delicious meal provided by the staff.
Kimble’s is the ultimate success story, not just for LaGrange but a true American vision. Kimble Carter shared stories from times when he and his family lived in a double wide and running his own business out of a cellar. Now, it is one of the largest vending, catering, and commissary operations in the state of Georgia. That is the kind of drive and passion that lies within many that live here in this community and why it will continue to grow for many years to come.