A.C. Legg Packing Company, Inc. was founded by Mr. Andrew C. Legg and two business partners in 1923 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Mr. Legg crafted and retailed his secret recipe pork sausage for a number of years in the downtown-Birmingham meat market, and eventually believed that he could share his Southern Style sausage seasoning with all of the United States. Thus, Legg’s Sausage Seasoning was born.

In 1936, Mr. Charles W. Purvis was hired as an office employee at A.C. Legg, and over the next few years, he became the General Manager, purchased stock, and eventually acquired ownership of this company he loved and had helped establish.

This legacy of excellence and pride continues today, as A.C. Legg is still a family-owned business. Charles Purvis’s son, James E., is currently CEO and his grandchildren are actively serving within the company, as well.

We appreciate what our founders were able to accomplish and celebrate being “Built Upon a Flavor”. We are excited to build our “Legg-acy” into the next century as we hold true to the vision and values established for us so long ago.


Develop and produce the highest quality customized seasoning solutions.

Our Team

James E Purvis

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Purvis


Jamie Purvis

Director of Purchasing

Chuck Purvis

Executive Vice President

Jennifer Beckett

Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance

Tom Bonner

Director of Sales

Thomas W Cotter

Director of Plant Operations

Dennis Hulsey

Director of Human Resources

Ryan Matson

Director of Information Technology

Rob Rivera

Director of Accounting