Welcome to Kerr Pacific Corporation

Kerr Pacific Corporation is a private investment office of the Kerr family, now in its fourth generation. With a long history in grain-based foods and foodservice distribution we use this knowledge in evaluating future opportunities for the family. Our investments tend to remain value based and are curated through both existing and new relationships. Preferences are for investments that are longer term in nature and support strong human capital that creates above average returns on invested capital.


The Kerr family involvement in the grain and flour milling industries extends over four generations beginning with Peter Kerr’s arrival from Scotland in 1892 to export Pacific Northwest wheat around Cape Horn to Europe. One could argue we have been in the industry five generations as Peter’s uncle was part of the Dewar & Webb Grain trading firm. For more on Peter Kerr, click here.

Under Peter’s leadership Kerr Gifford & Company, Inc. grew into the largest grain exporter and merchandiser on the West Coast at the time of its sale to Cargill in 1953. Peter Kerr’s nephew, Thomas (Tom) Kerr, founded Kerr Grain Company in 1954, later evolving into Kerr Pacific Corporation as the company’s focus transitioned to flour milling and foodservice distribution.

Through the continued leadership of Tom Kerr’s, son-in-law, Randy Labbe, Kerr Pacific continued its growth through the 3rd generation. Kerr Pacific Corporation is now under its 4th generation leadership of investing for the family, and we stay closely connected to the industries of Food and Agriculture.


We are proud of our past investments in great companies, people, and the communities they supported.

Here is a partial list of those investments.

HFM Foodservice logo

From our mill at Honolulu harbor (Hawaiian Flour Mills), HFM Foodservice grew to Hawaii’s only state-wide broadline foodservice distributor with facilities on all major islands in the state.

grain craft company logo

Our investment in Grain Craft was four generations in the making through our legacy milling business of Pendleton Flour Mills.

summit hill foods company logo

A leading ingredient and retail branded foods business with great brands like Better Than Bouillon, The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce, and many others.

better than bouillon
louisiana brand logo
shore lunch
shore lunch


Current investments held by the family run the spectrum of Private Equity funds, Co-investments, direct equity in privately held businesses and managed public equities through various investments firms.  We curate our investments through various channels and welcome conversations on opportunities that seek long-term investments in companies that play in markets that they can defend and produce strong cash-flow. Here are general parameters we seek when investing from our platform.


Equity investment – direct or co-investments that have significant minority or majority.


Attractive industry segment with strong cash-flow and defensible positioning.


History of growth and runway for future growth.


Experienced, trustworthy, and proven leadership team.

We welcome a broad spectrum of companies and funds to reach out so that we can discuss a more detailed profile of companies/funds we invest in.


Kerr Pacific Corporation
203 South Main Street, Suite 3300
Sheridan, WY 82801