Southeastern Marketing Services, Inc.

A Manufacturers' Representative

Area Covered

  • Bill Youngblood: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee 
  • Brian Fendrich: North Carolina, South Carolina
  • Earleon Trudeau: Alabama, Florida, Georgia

Trade Covered

Co-ops
Grocery Chains
Hardware Distributors
Hardware & Home Center Chains
Lawn & Garden Distributors
Pet Distributors & Supply Chains
Mass Merchants
Independent Dealers
Patio & Casual Furniture Dealers

Southeastern Marketing Services, Inc.


     The company was founded in August 1979 by Bill Youngblood, who had three years experience working for another rep firm. Stratton Pritchard bought into the firm in April 1983, and sold his interest in March 2004.

     Dori Sibley re-joined us in August 2012, managing office duties, coordinating trade shows and maintaining the website. (As of 2016, Dori no longer travels to work trade shows.) Brian Fendrich covers territories in the Carolinas, and Earleon Trudeau, of Atlanta, joined the sales team in March 2013. Katie Youngblood's skills are utilized on an as-needed basis for trade shows and open houses. We also have other seasonal help during trade shows.

        It's a new year and a new location! We are no longer based on Westinghouse Boulevard in Charlotte. After more than ten years in this location, we've decided to close the office. The business, however, is still going strong! All staff email addresses will still be valid, the fax number will remain the same, and the company's main line has recently been updated.