About Neet Products
Leroy Young’s love of archery was his guide as he started developing archery accessories in the Fifties for his friends and himself. He had a knack for creating items that appealed to shooters of all skill levels, from the most experienced to the novice. Leroy and his wife Judy started Lee’s Archery in their garage in the Fifties, to manufacture and offer his designs to archers in the Midwest.
As the business grew, the couple quit their jobs at the local shoe factory where they first met and moved out of town to a 4,500 sq. ft. building in 1965. That provided space to manufacture more products, set up a retail store and open shooting lanes for free archery lessons. Over the next few decades the business, now known as Neet Products, grew as export sales and private label products increased. Companies such as Hoyt, Ben Pearson, Wing, Harley-Davidson and many others came to appreciate the services that Neet Products could provide. This growth required major facility expansions in 1973, 1986 and 1993. These additions brought us to the 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing complex that is now home to Neet Products.
Judy and Leroy are no longer with us, but their daughter Brenda has taken the helm as we constantly strive to maintain the high standards that the Young family has set in quality and functionality. Controlling every step of the manufacturing is what created our reputation for being the best; that’s why we still bring in all of our raw materials and process them here ourselves in Sedalia, MO. As you scroll down this page, you’ll see personal photos taken thru the years that help tell the story of the company that Leroy and Judy started over 60 years ago.