BES-TEX Insecticide was started by Roy Sims in 1957. He started the company out of the back of his white station wagon. The company was created with Roy selling just a handful of products. One of those products was TUF Tracking Powder for mice. He packaged and labeled every 4 oz bottle on the weekends and then would distribute and sell them during the week. (If you're curious about where the name "Tuf" came from…it was originated from Roy's love for boxing!)
As you scroll through the photos below, you will see images of some BES-TEX Insecticide products from the past.
Fast forward to 2003 when Monte Sims, the great-grandson of Roy Sims, purchased BES-TEX Insecticide and changed the name to BES-TEX Supply, LLC. He moved the company in 2005 from South Chadbourne St., near Goodfellow Air Force Base, to 3808 Devonian Dr.
Monte took a picture of Roy Sims that had been hanging for years at the South Chadbourne location and buckled it into the front seat of his pickup. Roy’s picture was the first thing Monte took to the new location to begin the new era of BES-TEX Supply.
Also, in 2005, BES-TEX Supply began dealing in power equipment to go along with the herbicides, insecticides and lawn/landscape supplies already offered…becoming a true one-stop shop for customers.
BES-TEX Supply has now outgrown the 6000 sq ft warehouse at Devonian Dr. and moved over to its fourth location, a new 14,000 sq ft retail warehouse and service center.
In January of 2020, Monte took a 500-yard walk from the old location to the new location with Roy Sims' picture in hand. He wanted that same picture to be the first thing displayed in the new location.
Looking to the future, Roy Sims’ legacy will never be forgotten, which is why you’ll see that same picture of Roy Sims in the foyer of the new building. Roy’s tradition of exceptional customer service, the best products and the most knowledgeable staff will be continued as BES-TEX Supply moves forward.
The BES-TEX Supply legacy continues at 4512 Adobe Dr. Stop by and see us soon!