HISTORY

Leroy Young’s love of archery was his guide as he started developing archery accessories in the 1950s for his friends and himself.  Leroy and his wife Judy started Lee’s Archery in their garage in the 1950s. He had a knack for creating items that appealed to shooters of all skill levels, from professional to amateur archers, and offered his designs to archers in the Midwest.

 

The couple focused full time on the growth of their company in 1965 when they moved to a 4,500 sq. ft. building. That facility provided more space for manufacturing, as well as a retail store and shooting range for archery lessons. Over the next few decades the business, now known as Neet Products, continued to grow, including original manufacturing equipment for companies such as Hoyt, Ben Pearson, Wing, Harley-Davidson and many others. This growth required major facility expansions in 1973, 1986 and 1993. These additions brought them 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 and constantly strives to maintain the high standards that the Young family had set in quality and functionality, solidifying their reputation for being the best. This commitment starts from using quality raw materials and continues through the craftsmanship of the products and customer support after purchase.

 

Building from rich history, Neet is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Maintaining its lifelong commitment to excellence, Neet looks forward to continuing to expand its product line to support the passions of archers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Leroy and Owen Jeffery Drawing Bows in 1954
Leroy Cutting Leather for an Archery Accessory
Owen Jeffery at Hoyt Archery in 1954
Earl Hoyt Sr. Working on Arrows at Hoyt Archery in 1954
Earl Hoyt Jr. Working at Hoyt Archery in 1954
Leroy and His Father Roy at Osage Bowmen
Leroy with a Deer He Harvested with His Bow in 1959
Leroy with a Buck He Got While Bow Hunting
Roy Young (Leroy's Father) with a Buck He Got with a Bow and Arrow in 1959
Leroy and Judy at Full Draw
Judy Shooting a Bow in 1960
Leroy Aiming his Bow While Shooting Recreationally
Brenda When She Was a Child in the Archery Workshop Looking at Her First Job in 1968
The NEET Cutting Room in 1973
The NEET Sewing Department Working in 1973
Judy Using the New Archery Shooting Lanes in 1975
Judy and Leroy Young Working in 1982
Judy, Fred Bear and Katie in Front of a Product Display in 1985
Leroy and Ann Hoyt at a Trade Show in 1986
Judy with Governor Jay Nixon and His Wife at NEET in 2010