About Us

Pioneers in Ag Transportation and Logistics

Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to write the next chapter of The Gombos Company’s remarkable legacy.




Global Trade

Billion Annually

Up to 15 unique hay products are exported from the U.S. to as many as 50 different countries each year, representing 75% of the global forage trade and generating over $1.2 billion dollars in revenue.

Nicholas J. Gombos

Nicholas J. Gombos


Nick Gombos, a visionary leader and CEO of The Gombos Company, brings his family experience and a strong entrepreneurial spirit to the table. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, Nick is dedicated to driving the company forward, upholding its legacy, and ensuring customer satisfaction at every turn.

Michaeld N. Gombos Jr., Secretary of Commerce John E. Bryson, and John M. Gombos

Michaeld N. Gombos Jr., Secretary of Commerce John E. Bryson, and John M. Gombos

Co-Founders and Successors

For their role in increasing U.S. exports, for their leadership in opening and developing the Chinese market, and for their ability to move huge volumes of hay to China and UAE with their former company, John and Mike accepted the U.S. Presidential “E” Award for exports at a White House ceremony in Washington, D.C. in May of 2012. The Presidential “E” Award is the highest award given to any privately held company by the United States government.

Nick M. and Michael N. Gombos Sr. Circa 1930's

Nick M. and Michael N. Gombos Sr. Circa 1930's

Founder and Patriarch

Special Service Transportation, founded by Nicholas Nick Gombos, was a pioneer in the transportation industry from its inception. With a commitment to exceptional service and reliability, the company set the standard for transporting goods, including motion picture film and newspapers, across California. 

Welcome To The Gombos Company

A Legacy of Excellence in Business & Agriculture

At The Gombos Company, we are proud to carry forward a rich legacy of excellence in business and agriculture. With a strong foundation built on family values, hard work, and innovation, we have been serving our communities, local and global, for several generations. Our commitment to quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction has allowed us to establish ourselves as a trusted name in the forage and animal feed industry.

A Family Tradition

Our story began over a century ago when Nicholas Nick Gombos, an immigrant seeking a better life for his family, arrived in the United States. Guided by determination and a strong work ethic, he ventured into various business endeavors, including trucking companies. The entrepreneurial spirit ran deep in our family, and it became the cornerstone of our success.

Generational Expertise

Michael N. Gombos Sr., following in his father’s footsteps, took over the operations of our family business in 1948. He expanded our reach and diversified our services, establishing subsidiaries in transportation and logistics. As his sons, John M. and Michael N. Jr., grew up, they actively participated in the family business, gaining invaluable knowledge and expertise in agricultural logistics, trucking, and warehousing.

Pioneering Innovation

Driven by a passion for excellence and a desire to revolutionize the industry, we have been at the forefront of innovation. Our dedication to continuous improvement has led us to introduce groundbreaking practices and set industry standards. From implementing advanced grading systems for hay to developing technologies that maximize container weights, we constantly strive to enhance efficiency and quality in our operations.

Customer-Centric Approach

At The Gombos Company, we firmly believe in building long-lasting relationships with our customers. We understand that their success is intricately linked to ours. That’s why we prioritize customer satisfaction and tailor our services to meet their unique needs. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to delivering exceptional results, ensuring that every interaction with us is characterized by professionalism, reliability, and personalized attention.

Looking Towards the Future

As we move forward, we remain dedicated to upholding the values and principles that have shaped our family business throughout the years. We continue to explore new opportunities, expand our expertise, and embrace technological advancements to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to write the next chapter of The Gombos Company’s remarkable legacy.

Contact us today to experience the excellence that comes with generations of expertise and a family-driven commitment to success.

Inquire Today

Contact us today to receive more information about U.S. alfalfa and other grass hay and straw products. 

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