Chapman's is the largest independent ice cream and ice water products manufacturer in Canada. In 1973, David and Penny Chapman purchased the Creamery in Markdale Ontario, a village just south of Georgian Bay.Their dream was an ice cream manufacturing plant that would provide a quality product at an affordable price, adding the personal touch that only a small company could provide. The company started out as a small creamery with four employees and two trucks
has grown into a multi million dollar business since then. It is currently located in Markdale, Ontario. They are mainly known based on their range of ice creams for people with special dietary needs. They produce products under their own brand name, and also produce store brand products.
They now distribute their products across Canada. The company has a plant and an 140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2). distibution centre in Markdale, Ontario, and another distibution centre in New Brunswick to serve the Atlantic provinces.
The company was the first dairy products company in Ontario to have its own wastewater treatment plant, and they have been recognized by their industry and by the Province of Ontario for their ecological leadership.