The history of Tim Didier Meats is rooted in Fort Wayne beginning with a little boy’s dream to follow in his dad’s footsteps. At the age of 10, Tim worked at his dad’s, Marshall Didier, meat market on Pettit Avenue. Just as Tim’s dad took a leap of faith leaving Kroger as a meat cutter to start his own meat market in 1964, Tim found financial assistance from his uncle Don, and began his dream.
Tim learned the importance of friendly and prompt customer service, quality meat products, and loyalty to customers and employees through his years of working at Didier Brothers Meat Market. With this foundation, Tim and his wife Janet founded Tim Didier Meats in 1983 when they purchased Hoemig Market at the corner of Huffman and Andrews Street. As a couple, Tim and Janet worked hard and had faith that Tim’s dream would become reality. With over 20 employees and a new location on Wells Street, Tim and Janet grew their business to be what it is today.
Tim and Janet take great pride in Tim Didier Meats’ reputation for quality. All meat products are cut fresh daily. They have developed into a state-inspected facility serving over 400 restaurants, hospitals, and other locally owned businesses. Tim’s dad always said, “Customers are your most important product”. This is the cornerstone upon which Tim Didier Meats is built. The love, dedication, and faith exhibited by Tim and Janet are exemplified by their generous support of the FW community.
The tradition of Tim Didier Meats continues with new owners Matt and Chris Didier-Coffman, Tim’s sister and brother-in-law.