Charlie Mike’s is a veteran-owned beef jerky and military lifestyle company. producing beef jerky, crafting state of the art bluetooth speakers, and promoting military culture to people who love America.


Charlie Mike’s is a veteran owned business created in Plainfield, Illinois. In the military, the acronym “Charlie Mike” means to ‘CONTINUE THE MISSION’. I am continuing my mission after my service in the military by contributing a portion of our profits to the Gallant Few. They are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization assisting military veterans in their transition from military service to civilian life.

Our beef is raised and butchered in the U.S.A. In the future, we strive to support our local community through periodic environmental cleanups. Help Charlie Mike’s continue the mission.



My name is Michael Speva. I served in the United States Army from 2007-2011, serving one tour in Iraq. On the conclusion of my military service, my transition was anything but smooth. I suffered from a host of different issues I didn’t clearly understand, coupled with alcoholism. After years of battling suicide, I decided to make some drastic changes. I started opening up about my issues and actually seeking help. I was always interested in starting my own company.

Little did I know it was going to be manufacturing beef jerky. After linking up with The Gallant Few, a non profit organization out of Texas, and surrounding myself with positive influences, I decided to launch my own company in June of 2019. I have been making beef jerky in my home for the last 15 years and received nothing but positive reviews. This company was made possible by all the people who continued to support me through years of self destruction. I can’t think of anything better than to give back and help others. If not me then who?

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15509 South weber road, Unit 5
Romeoville, IL 60446

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