phone(360) 479-0880 location4921 Auto Center Blvd, Bremerton, WA 98312

We Have a Steak in Your Future

Our Staff

As a long-standing established family owned business in Kitsap county, our clients “customers” consider Minder Meats as friends of their family.
We pride ourselves in building long-term relationships that are based on kindness, respect and trust.

Minder Meats William Carlson Owner

William J, Carlson


Minder Meats James Minder Carlson owner

James Minder Carlson


Born and raised in Bremerton, Jim has been in the beef industry virtually his whole life. He learned to raise and feed cattle in his pre-teens and what it takes to place the perfect cut of beef on the plate at a very early age. Teen years included cleaning up the meat market, hauling cattle and checking groceries. He graduated from West Bremerton High in 1975, and after 2 years at Olympic College and a brief stint of selling real estate, he assumed ownership of Minder Meats in 1983. Jim has a son, Conner.

Minder Meats Dave Barney Lead Butcher

Dave Barney

Production Manager/Lead Meat Cutter Started February 2009

Dave was born and raised in Wyoming. He studied Art at Central Wyoming College and the University of Colorado, graduating with an Associates Degree in Fine Arts.

He came to Bremerton by way of the USS Nimitz, arriving in July of 1987.

Minder Meats Teena Page Office Manager

Teena Page

Office Manager

Teena came to Minder Meats in June of 1992. In her 15 years at Minders, she has seen many changes come to pass. Currently she helps oversee almost all aspects of Minder Meats. Teena was born in Everett, Washington and spent all of her childhood in the Puget Sound area, most notably in Port Townsend. In 1994, she earned an Associates of Arts and Sciences degree from Olympic College and married her college sweetheart. In her spare time, Teena enjoys spending time with her husband Donavon, reading and is an avid bowler.

Minder Meats Jonathon Morales Production

Jonathon Morales