Our Heritage


Hamilton Meats was founded by Homer Hamilton in a modest building in central San Diego in 1932. Originally, all our meat was brought in in carcass form and broken down in-house, but during the 1970’s, we began to take advantage of the efficiencies of “Box Beef”. Our commitment to time-honored butchery techniques remained unchanged throughout the growth of the company and two more generations of leadership. In the 2000’s, we added our prized “All Natural” products lines, including antibiotic-free and grass-fed choices. The Hamilton family business grew from a local supplier into a major distributor with a regional footprint. All the while, we have never compromised our reputation for quality, honesty, and integrity. Utilizing our on-site SQF-Certified cutting facility, Hamilton is able to cut the highest quality Organic, Never-Ever, Grass-Fed, Choice, and Prime meats to our customers’ exact specifications.  For nearly 90 years, Hamilton has continued to be the industry innovator of quality, consistency, and sustainably-farmed products.