Carolina Eastern - Crocker, LLC was established in March of 1999. Bill Crocker owns the LeRoy facility and the Stafford location and has a business partnership with Carolina Eastern Inc.: a large fertilizer and ag chemical wholesaler located in Charleston, S.C.
In 2003 we also began operating the former J D Buckley & Son facility in Stafford. This beautiful plant not only gave us more dry and liquid fertilizer storage and blending capabilities, but modern bulk pesticide storage as well. Furthermore, it has a large, modern shop for working on today’s super sized equipment and additional warehousing space.
Carolina Eastern Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina, is also a family business, established in 1972. They presently employ over 300 people and operate more than 40 locations. The majority are based in the Southeastern US, however they reach as far as South Dakota. There are five additional Carolina Eastern locations in Central and Eastern New York - known as Carolina Eastern - Vail (Carovail).
Our partnership allows us to be locally owned and operated, yet buy at a big time level. We make our own day-to-day business decisions, hire our own people, do our own invoicing, etc. The only thing the customer sees that links us together are statements and checks are mailed from Charleston. However, 100% of customer correspondence is handled locally through the LeRoy office.
Products and services offered by CEC include dry and liquid fertilizers, ag crop protection products, lime, seeds, custom application and spraying, fine ground cornmeal, and corn purchasing.
So, whether you hear CEC, CE-Crocker, or Carolina Eastern-Crocker, it all means the same—a solid foundation to grow with in the 21st century.