Zamzows was founded in 1933 by Gus and Carmalita Zamzow in Boise, Idaho. The store’s original name was Zamzows Feed, which was later changed to Zamzows Feed and Coal.
The company operates a chain of pet, lawn and garden stores in Idaho. As of 2015, there are 10 locations with an annual revenue of $19 million. Zamzows carries everything from pond supplies to dog food to lawn fertilizer. All locations offer pet grooming services and plenty of free advice. Competitors are big box stores Home Depot and Petsmart, however, Zamzows continues to expand, with another location planned to open in late 2017.
Zamzows is still company opened and operated by Gus and Carmalita’s two grandsons Jim and Rick Zamzow. In addition to major name brands, the company also sells their own version of many popular products, such as lawn weed and feed sprays and dog food.