When Jim Kurfurst was just 15 years of age he went to work for a small retail meat market in Portland Oregon as a clean-up boy. From there he entered an apprenticeship program to become a journeyman meat cutter. In 1966 Jim married Barbara and continued working at that little meat shop which he now managed. In 1969 Jim and Barbara opened Butcher Boys. From the start it has been family owned and operated with Jim at the helm and Barbara taking care of office duties along with running a household and raising their two children, Peter and Shari. Not only has Jim been a board member and president of the Northwest Meat Processors Association, but he has also traveled to china to help set up a modern meat processing facility. Jim has always had an open door policy when it comes to teaching the fine art of meat processing and smoking. People from all over the world including China, Mexico, Canada, the Philippines, Hawaii and even Africa have spent time with Jim and his son Peter learning their trade.
Today Jim and Barbara’s son Peter takes care of the day to day operation of Butcher Boys allowing them to start thinking about retirement and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
For over 40 years Butcher Boys has used only the freshest, highest quality, natural Beef, Pork, and Poultry products available. Our Vancouver meat market makes over 50 types of hand crafted sausage, cold cuts, and smoked meats. Whether you want a high quality cut of meat for your own recipe or you want to try one of our marinated items ready for the grill, Butcher Boys professional staff can help. Contact us today for more information!
Custom Cuts & Smoked Meats
Butcher Boys provides a number of smoked meat products in Vancouver, Washington along with several custom cuts for your convenience. We have a huge selection of smoked meats and custom cuts prepared especially for smoking if you plan on smoking the meats yourself. Our meat market is located in the heart of Vancouver, WA just of SR500 on Fourth Plain Blvd. Our butcher shop is easily accessible via I5 or I205. If you have any questions about our Smoked Meats or Custom Cutting service in Vancouver please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any and all of your inquiries.